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[*] Post 498986 posted on 27-10-2015 at 11:34 Reply With Quote
Orphaned Folder



Can any one advise me what the Orphaned folder is and what its used for, I have recently seen this appear and am trying to clean up my hard drives from unused or obsolete data, what program created this and is it needed. If I delete this what are the possible consequences.



My OS is Win 7 Ultimate



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[*] Post 499008 posted on 28-10-2015 at 10:00 Reply With Quote


What's this folder called and what's in it? Where is it? Anything useful, if you right-click and select "Properties".
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[*] Post 499011 posted on 28-10-2015 at 10:23 Reply With Quote


It sounds like in performing a windoze cleanup using any number of utilities (I think even windoze has one) on a search through your system it has determined that these files are left overs from some failed, or uninstallation and placed them into a "orphans" folder, again, you can probably delete them with no effect on the system. When I come across such things I usually delete them on the understanding that if something breaks, I must fix it. That said, I also have several other machines to fall back on if it screws it up completely.
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