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Oxie
19-05-2009, 08:52 AM
Hi guys

Yesterday I installed a Windows Update (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Version 2.0 through 3.5 (KB951847) x 86. From memory it was about 60 MB and took a long time to install. I have two hard drives (C where I install programs and D where I install data). Anyway after the installation I see that the Windows update has created a folder on my D drive - folder named 0848e5f13187841086 and sub-folders amd64 and i386. My questions are:

1 Can I safely delete these folders from the D drive?

2 Or should I move them to C:\Windows?

3 Or should I leave well alone?

Your comments will be greatly received.

Thanks

Oxie (Lyn)

Speedy Gonzales
19-05-2009, 09:08 AM
Yup you can delete them. If you have XP Pro, you have to open my computer, go to tools / folder options / view, and untick simple file sharing first

Then right mouse on them / select security (you may have to click on add, then type in your username then click on check names), if its right, it'll complete it.

Then (highlight your username first), tick all entries under allow, then OK. Then delete them. Otherwise it may say access denied (which is what it said here, when I went to delete them).

If youre using XP home, you'll have to boot into safe mode then delete them (since it doesnt have a security tab, like XP Pro)

Blam
19-05-2009, 09:20 AM
They're needed if you need to run sfc /scannow and repair the windows install without your windows CD.

No need to keep the files though

Blam

Oxie
19-05-2009, 09:22 AM
Hi Speedy

Thanks for your prompt reply. I unticked simple file sharing as you said, and then I was able to just delete the folders as I normally would - didn't need to select security, etc.

Thanks for your help.

Oxie (Lyn)

Speedy Gonzales
19-05-2009, 09:24 AM
No theyre not needed its a bug in the netframework 3.5 SP1 install. It only happens in x86, not x64 (the folders werent on here, after I installed 3.5 SP1, on x64). MS have a writeup about these folders/files, and say they can be removed. I just cant find the link (I saw it last week). No probs Oxie :)

Oxie
19-05-2009, 09:27 AM
blam6

Does that mean I should have moved them to the Windows folder on the C drive? They are currently in the Recycle Bin.

Lyn (Oxie)

Speedy Gonzales
19-05-2009, 09:31 AM
Nah leave them in the recycle bin

Oxie
19-05-2009, 09:31 AM
Thanks, Speedy! No need for the link. I thought it was rather strange.

Lyn (Oxie)

Blam
19-05-2009, 09:31 AM
blam6

Does that mean I should have moved them to the Windows folder on the C drive? They are currently in the Recycle Bin.

Lyn (Oxie)

It seems it is a bug, as Speedy just said, I had it wrong:p

Oxie
19-05-2009, 09:42 AM
I found the link that says it is safe to delete them in case others are interested .... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847

Oxie