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What is _vti_cnf folder for?

I have a lot of _vti_cnf folders in a site that I am managing for some one else.  I have seen these in other sites but I do not now what they are there for, what there used for or what might be accessing them.  I don't like extra files that cause confusion, but I do not want to delete somthing that is important on someone elses site.

Any info would be apreciated.
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lindalew_99
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evolutionalCommented:
They're used by FrontPage to store Metadata about specific extensions. You're free to delete these files, if they're needed FrontPage will rebuild them when necessary. Generally they're an indication that a person has used MS FP to design the site.
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dfu23Commented:
These are used by MS FrontPage ... like when you use FrontPage to connect to a web site to edit pages these folders (_vti_***) are created by FrontPage/FrontPage Extensions. I'm not sure what each folder does offhand but I'm pretty sure it helps in keeping things organized, possibly some backups, and some built in additional functionality.

I have successfully deleted these before without hurting a website. If you don't use FrontPage ... or whoever maintains the site doesn't use FrontPage ... delete them. Just wasted space.
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