1.    02 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10

    Strange 0 byte files

    I'm curious what these files are that are on some of my internal HD's partitions. The file name is a random (apparently) string of characters, 'type of file: file', 'size: 0 bytes', 'owner: system'.

    What are these? Do I need them?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    02 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 771
    Windows 7

    What are these? Do I need them?
    Without further information, impossible to tell. Of particular importance exactly where are these files located?
    I would be very careful about deleting files owned by SYSTEM. Files of zero size can be very important.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    02 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    A couple of pics:

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