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Re: Explorer Folders

  1. #1


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Explorer Folders

    The folders may be needed in case you need to uninstall the updates.

    The name of the folder is to ensure global uniqueness of the filename so
    that it does not interact with any other filename that could exist on the
    computer.

    steve

    "BChat" <BChat@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:eydTaBQRHHA.4448@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Installed Home Premium, full version, got all the latest updates.
    > The first two folders on the Vista HD are:
    >
    > 3dc8b27f0b7e4a4b4de6ce21feec
    > subfolder = update
    > update.exe
    > wudfcustom.dll
    >
    > b0013d3e3fd9c4bbcd
    > subfolder = update
    > update.exe
    > wpdinstallutil.dll
    > updspapi.dll
    >
    > Apparently these 2 folders were named by drunken chickens.
    > Can I delete them w/o destroying the hen house and pissing off the
    > roosters?



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  2. #2


    BChat Guest

    Re: Explorer Folders

    Steve,

    Thanks for the info. I can't remember uninstalling an update, but I guess
    there are times it
    has to be done
    BChat



    "Steve Cochran" <scochran@oehelp.com> wrote in message
    news:99DC888A-4721-441E-845C-D26A54E308F9@microsoft.com...
    The folders may be needed in case you need to uninstall the updates.

    The name of the folder is to ensure global uniqueness of the filename so
    that it does not interact with any other filename that could exist on the
    computer.

    steve

    "BChat" <BChat@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:eydTaBQRHHA.4448@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Installed Home Premium, full version, got all the latest updates.
    > The first two folders on the Vista HD are:
    >
    > 3dc8b27f0b7e4a4b4de6ce21feec
    > subfolder = update
    > update.exe
    > wudfcustom.dll
    >
    > b0013d3e3fd9c4bbcd
    > subfolder = update
    > update.exe
    > wpdinstallutil.dll
    > updspapi.dll
    >
    > Apparently these 2 folders were named by drunken chickens.
    > Can I delete them w/o destroying the hen house and pissing off the
    > roosters?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: Explorer Folders

    In the future, simply set a manual restore point when you uninstall
    something; preferrably after you know what it's for. Ocassionally an update
    is problematic for an application or some Windows functionality, but not
    nearly as often as say 3-5 years ago.

    CH

    "BChat" <BChat@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:uwvJHfTRHHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Steve,
    >
    > Thanks for the info. I can't remember uninstalling an update, but I guess
    > there are times it
    > has to be done
    > BChat
    >
    >
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" <scochran@oehelp.com> wrote in message
    > news:99DC888A-4721-441E-845C-D26A54E308F9@microsoft.com...
    > The folders may be needed in case you need to uninstall the updates.
    >
    > The name of the folder is to ensure global uniqueness of the filename so
    > that it does not interact with any other filename that could exist on the
    > computer.
    >
    > steve
    >
    > "BChat" <BChat@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > news:eydTaBQRHHA.4448@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Installed Home Premium, full version, got all the latest updates.
    >> The first two folders on the Vista HD are:
    >>
    >> 3dc8b27f0b7e4a4b4de6ce21feec
    >> subfolder = update
    >> update.exe
    >> wudfcustom.dll
    >>
    >> b0013d3e3fd9c4bbcd
    >> subfolder = update
    >> update.exe
    >> wpdinstallutil.dll
    >> updspapi.dll
    >>
    >> Apparently these 2 folders were named by drunken chickens.
    >> Can I delete them w/o destroying the hen house and pissing off the
    >> roosters?

    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    BChat Guest

    Re: Explorer Folders

    Chad,

    I keep VERY current back ups -
    I can do some real dumb stuff here ;-)
    BChat


    "Chad Harris" <fixvista-itneedsit.net> wrote in message
    news:OYt2lqURHHA.1860@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    In the future, simply set a manual restore point when you uninstall
    something; preferrably after you know what it's for. Ocassionally an update
    is problematic for an application or some Windows functionality, but not
    nearly as often as say 3-5 years ago.

    CH

    "BChat" <BChat@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:uwvJHfTRHHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Steve,
    >
    > Thanks for the info. I can't remember uninstalling an update, but I guess
    > there are times it
    > has to be done
    > BChat
    >
    >
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" <scochran@oehelp.com> wrote in message
    > news:99DC888A-4721-441E-845C-D26A54E308F9@microsoft.com...
    > The folders may be needed in case you need to uninstall the updates.
    >
    > The name of the folder is to ensure global uniqueness of the filename so
    > that it does not interact with any other filename that could exist on the
    > computer.
    >
    > steve
    >
    > "BChat" <BChat@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > news:eydTaBQRHHA.4448@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Installed Home Premium, full version, got all the latest updates.
    >> The first two folders on the Vista HD are:
    >>
    >> 3dc8b27f0b7e4a4b4de6ce21feec
    >> subfolder = update
    >> update.exe
    >> wudfcustom.dll
    >>
    >> b0013d3e3fd9c4bbcd
    >> subfolder = update
    >> update.exe
    >> wpdinstallutil.dll
    >> updspapi.dll
    >>
    >> Apparently these 2 folders were named by drunken chickens.
    >> Can I delete them w/o destroying the hen house and pissing off the
    >> roosters?

    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Explorer Folders

    It could be those are junk left over from the updates, but there's no
    telling.

    steve

    "BChat" <BChat@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:uwvJHfTRHHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Steve,
    >
    > Thanks for the info. I can't remember uninstalling an update, but I guess
    > there are times it
    > has to be done
    > BChat
    >
    >
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" <scochran@oehelp.com> wrote in message
    > news:99DC888A-4721-441E-845C-D26A54E308F9@microsoft.com...
    > The folders may be needed in case you need to uninstall the updates.
    >
    > The name of the folder is to ensure global uniqueness of the filename so
    > that it does not interact with any other filename that could exist on the
    > computer.
    >
    > steve
    >
    > "BChat" <BChat@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > news:eydTaBQRHHA.4448@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Installed Home Premium, full version, got all the latest updates.
    >> The first two folders on the Vista HD are:
    >>
    >> 3dc8b27f0b7e4a4b4de6ce21feec
    >> subfolder = update
    >> update.exe
    >> wudfcustom.dll
    >>
    >> b0013d3e3fd9c4bbcd
    >> subfolder = update
    >> update.exe
    >> wpdinstallutil.dll
    >> updspapi.dll
    >>
    >> Apparently these 2 folders were named by drunken chickens.
    >> Can I delete them w/o destroying the hen house and pissing off the
    >> roosters?

    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    BChat Guest

    Re: Explorer Folders

    Steve,
    I deleted them and all seems well - SO FAR
    BChat


    "Steve Cochran" <scochran@oehelp.com> wrote in message
    news:F173CE5E-3DAF-4C18-AC7D-928B753FAB57@microsoft.com...
    It could be those are junk left over from the updates, but there's no
    telling.

    steve

    "BChat" <BChat@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:uwvJHfTRHHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Steve,
    >
    > Thanks for the info. I can't remember uninstalling an update, but I guess
    > there are times it
    > has to be done
    > BChat
    >
    >
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" <scochran@oehelp.com> wrote in message
    > news:99DC888A-4721-441E-845C-D26A54E308F9@microsoft.com...
    > The folders may be needed in case you need to uninstall the updates.
    >
    > The name of the folder is to ensure global uniqueness of the filename so
    > that it does not interact with any other filename that could exist on the
    > computer.
    >
    > steve
    >
    > "BChat" <BChat@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > news:eydTaBQRHHA.4448@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Installed Home Premium, full version, got all the latest updates.
    >> The first two folders on the Vista HD are:
    >>
    >> 3dc8b27f0b7e4a4b4de6ce21feec
    >> subfolder = update
    >> update.exe
    >> wudfcustom.dll
    >>
    >> b0013d3e3fd9c4bbcd
    >> subfolder = update
    >> update.exe
    >> wpdinstallutil.dll
    >> updspapi.dll
    >>
    >> Apparently these 2 folders were named by drunken chickens.
    >> Can I delete them w/o destroying the hen house and pissing off the
    >> roosters?

    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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