Windows 10: What are the "GLOB" files? Solved

  1.    20 Dec 2016 #1

    What are the "GLOB" files?

    There are several "GLOB" files listed on my Preview version drive. *Most are 0 file length. Can they be deleted?

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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       20 Dec 2016 #2

    Don't know if this is any help but GLOB could stand for Global. Might help if seeing the extension of the file names. And if the files are more than several days old they may be deletable, or at least give an error that could hold a clue to what they are associated with.

    I just checked one of my Insider Preview computers and have the same with same dates. I opened the largest file in Notepad and got plain text, appears to be part of the install of the last version/build.
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  3.    20 Dec 2016 #3

    Deleted mine without any issues.
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  4. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Dec 2016 #4

    Build 14986 seems to create these files when upgraded to or installed. I have deleted them in all 14986 installs, without an issue.
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  5.    20 Dec 2016 #5

    OK, thanks. I assumed they could be deleted but wanted to make sure, although I have a full Macrium image.
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