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    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Reading this article, it is just a add or remove feature in Windows. My bet is it did not clean up the folder, just uninstalled the code.

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    If possible, for safekeeping, copy that whole Containers folder somewhere, and delete it.
    Thanks. I tried renaming the folders under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Containers but get this message. I might try installing / uninstalling Application Guard again to see what happens.
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    Steve C said: View Post
    Thanks. I tried renaming the folders under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Containers but get this message. I might try installing / uninstalling Application Guard again to see what happens.
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    Safe Mode. Delete it. Renaming won't get you anything.
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    Safe Mode. Delete it. Renaming won't get you anything.
    Thanks. I enabled Application Guard again and the dates in all the folders under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Containers shifted to today - so Application Guard is the culprit. I then disabled Application Guard (and rebooted) but the files remain.

    I think I've found a bug since the files which are quite large are not being deleted. I'll try the Safe Mode deletion fix provided someone doesn't chip in during the next day to warn me off
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    Steve C said: View Post
    Thanks. I enabled Application Guard again and the dates in all the folders under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Containers shifted to today - so Application Guard is the culprit. I then disabled Application Guard (and rebooted) but the files remain.

    I think I've found a bug since the files which are quite large are not being deleted. I'll try the Safe Mode deletion fix provided someone doesn't chip in during the next day to warn me off
    If you are backed up, there is no problem. Delete them, reboot, check for any strange errors.
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    Steve, I have to go for a little while. I'll check back to see how all your efforts are going. Good luck. TC
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    I have the same folder structure on my laptop. I also noted there is a reference in the Registry as shown below.
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    In Disk Management, do you see a weird drive that might say "Read Only", or doesn't seem to be a real physical drive?
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    @Steve C

    I found this about Application Guard in one of Shawn's tutorials. Appears that Hyper-V must also be enabled, which I'm sure you did when you first started playing with Application Guard. Then, you removed Application Guard and all those folders/files remained. Perhaps disabling Hyper-V will remove them and the reg entries. That's why I asked about the Disk Management drives, to see if there were any Virtual Drives (.vhdx).

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