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NNNN.data files on PC folder connected to MAC OSX 9

In the Win 7 Pro/Mac OSX 9 folder 'MacMini Files' there exist only on the Windows PC side 386 files of the type nnnn.data and shown below as '<?xml version...', all created 08/2013. MAC OSX was updated to Mavericks 10/23/2013.

What are these files and if not needed, how do I delete/prevent them?

The OSX MacMini Files folder was created from this EE Expert's directions. "MacGuy47Posted on 2013-02-03 at 12:32:48ID: 38849042"

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
      <key>data</key>
      <data>
      /9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQEASABIAAD//gAMQXBwbGVNYXJrCv/bAIQABwUFBgUFBwYGBggH
      BwgKEQsKCQkKFA8PDBEYFRkZFxUXFxodJSAaHCMcFxchLCEjJygqKioZHy4xLSkxJSkq
      KAEHCAgKCQoTCwsTKBsXGygoKCgoKCgoKCgoKCgoKCgoKCgoKCgoKCgoKCgoKCgoKCgo
      KCgoKCgoKCgoKCgoKCgo/8QBogAAAQUBAQEBAQEAAAAAAAAAAAECAwQFBgcICQoLAQAD
      AQEBAQEBAQEBAAAAAAAAAQIDBAUGBwgJCgsQAAIBAwMCBAMFBQQEAAABfQECAwAEEQUS
      ...
      AMmf/9k=
      </data>
      <key>idh</key>
      <data>
      ZgAAAGdlcGoAAAAAAAABAAEAAQBscHBhAAAAAAACAAB4AFoAAABIAAAASAAAAAAAAQAM
      UGhvdG8gLSBKUEVHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABgA//8AAAAMZ2FtYQACMzMAAAAA
      </data>
      <key>size</key>
      <string>{120, 90}</string>
</dict>
</plist>
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strungCommented:
If what you have posted is the contents on of the files, that looks like a plist file, which is a Mac preferences file.

Do you have a link to the instructions you got from MacGuy47?
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MARSPATHAuthor Commented:
Here is the link:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Apple/Operating_Systems/OS_X/Q_28018060.html.

My goal is to delete these files (not upsetting system) and prevent future creation of these files. What are they for?
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strungCommented:
What is the actual file names of some of the files in question?

Am I correct that all of these files are on the PC in a folder called "Mac Mini"?
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MARSPATHAuthor Commented:
Yes, all the files are in a Win 7 Pro library named 'MacMini Files'

These files are named 0019.data through 0781.data with some missing values; e.g. 0398 through 0512.

Search on MacMini returns no such file names.
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strungCommented:
I have no idea what these are or where they came from. Can you tell anything from the creator date?

They look like prefs files and it is probably safe to erase them. You could try moving them all to another folder first and then if nothing untoward happens, delete them later.
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MARSPATHAuthor Commented:
All files (using Windows Properties) were created between 8/17/2013 and 8/26/2013.

I have moved all to another folder; so far no effects.

Seems a wait & see/delete is the best action.

Perhaps the MAC gremlins I hear tell about...

Thanks for your help.
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