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Posted on 2011-02-16
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In my user account under AppData/Local there are empty folders.  All with this format in the name {XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX} with various letters and numbers.  Can I delete them?
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The files and folders are possibly not actually empty, even if you query the properties and it shows 0 bytes. Permissions differences can cause folders that actually contain data to appear empty. Take ownership of the folder and then try looking in it again. If there actually is nothing, it's possibly a Temp folder and you don't need to worry about it. If you're worried about viruses, it's probably not that but it wouldn't hurt to run a rootkit scan.

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Understanding-Windows-NTFS-Permissions.html
http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-take-ownership-grant-permissions-to-access-files-folder-in-windows-7.htm
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I have permission...nothing still showing up...they're history!
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