1. Joined : Nov 2016
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    windows 10
       04 Dec 2016 #1

    unknown folders in This PC


    I have seen some unknown folders in This Pc folders in my windows 10 laptop. They have came automatically . I don't that I should keep them or delete and i have also seen that some folders are hidden type.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,556
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       04 Dec 2016 #2

    Which are you concerned about? We can't tell which you may have created yourself.
    Normally it's not worth examining hidden files and folders. They are hidden for a reason- to protect them from users doing things to them that might have adverse effects.

    Windows.old gives you the right to revert to the previous build and will be deleted automatically after 10 days.

    Note: a search engine is useful - just type the name of your folder in and press 'Return'.
    Last edited by dalchina; 04 Dec 2016 at 08:05.
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  3.    04 Dec 2016 #3

    The top three are system folders from install or upgrade
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  4. Joined : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 533
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Dec 2016 #4

    If you see a $ in front of a file name, it is a Hidden System File and should not be touched.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 1,132
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       05 Dec 2016 #5

    Digerati said: View Post
    I think it is 30 days...
    It was 30 days, but with the release of the Anniversary Update this was reduced to 10 days - apparently due to customer feedback (of the 'where's all my disk space gone!' type, presumably ).
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