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Strange files on my system; hidden files off

I keep seeing these strange files on my win8 laptop that have long alphanumeric strings for names.  I find them distracting and wonder what they are.

This is one type that seem related

What are these files.

This is another type that seem related

More strand files
I thought maybe they were "Hidden files" but the "Don't show hidden files" radio button is set.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Those directories are temporary folders, usually created by .NET installers or service packs.

For some reasons, they do not clean after themselves.

HTH,
Dan
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aadihCommented:
The files in the second image are registry-related.  They are all proper and good files. :-)
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mikecox_Author Commented:
Great, but why do they get loaded into my User folder and create such useless, distracting, clutter?
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aadihCommented:
That's how Microsoft designed it.
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mikecox_Author Commented:
Clever!
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