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What are these folders doing in my Video storage drive?

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September 10, 2011 5:09:04 PM

I am new to this forum and have searched for an answer to my question and found none so far.

I have four folders in my 1TB video storage drive with the following names:

374d246c027140fe79bf3b7c45a6a447

26906c7ce58522a7112bf979157cc6

ecba1ca7aa6e65b67cb07a09b7


e3af38ebbd564a53201bb507


Each of these folders contain two sub-folders named: AMD64 and i386

I know what they both contain and do not believe they belong there. I cannot delete them from this storage drive. Windows tells me: “Cannot delete filterpipelineprintproc.dll: access denied. Make sure the file is not write protected and that the file is not currently in use.” When attempting to delete the other three folders, I am told: "Cannot delete AMD64." :pt1cable: 

What is the i386 folder doing in my video storage drive? It is a windows folder and belongs in my C: drive? This is an annoying situation because it is taking up valuable space in this storage drive. Can an expert explain what is going on? I thank you for all your time and knowledge.
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February 25, 2012 3:52:41 PM

bigredbus said:
I am new to this forum and have searched for an answer to my question and found none so far.

I have four folders in my 1TB video storage drive with the following names:

374d246c027140fe79bf3b7c45a6a447

26906c7ce58522a7112bf979157cc6

ecba1ca7aa6e65b67cb07a09b7


e3af38ebbd564a53201bb507


Each of these folders contain two sub-folders named: AMD64 and i386

I know what they both contain and do not believe they belong there. I cannot delete them from this storage drive. Windows tells me: “Cannot delete filterpipelineprintproc.dll: access denied. Make sure the file is not write protected and that the file is not currently in use.” When attempting to delete the other three folders, I am told: "Cannot delete AMD64." :pt1cable: 

What is the i386 folder doing in my video storage drive? It is a windows folder and belongs in my C: drive? This is an annoying situation because it is taking up valuable space in this storage drive. Can an expert explain what is going on? I thank you for all your time and knowledge.



Hey dude, did you ever find out what these are?

I have the exact same problem on an external drive that I use to backup video. I want to delete them as they hnow have a combined size of 210G.

Any help will be great.

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June 21, 2013 1:02:39 AM

To delete them you need to become the 'owner' of them. You thought you owned your computer, well you don't, Microsoft does :( 

To gain ownership you first need to switch off the simple file sharing, then change permissions and then delete, like this;

From an XP Explorer window click Tools, Folder Options..., View, then untick 'Use simple file sharing (Recommended)' , OK the box.

Select the folder you want to delete, like 374d246c027140fe79bf3b7c45a6a447, Right click it, choose 'Properties', and a new tab has appeared called 'Security', click security tab and for your user tick the box for Full Control - Allow. OK the box.

Now you can delete the files. :wahoo: 

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June 21, 2013 6:06:08 AM

They seem to be random named files from programs. I won't bother with them, and leave them alone. You never know what kind of damage you'd do by deleting them.
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June 21, 2013 8:47:17 AM

JPNpower said:
They seem to be random named files from programs. I won't bother with them, and leave them alone. You never know what kind of damage you'd do by deleting them.


If the randomly named folders contain "filterpipelineprintproc.dll", which is the first file to fail to be deleted, its safe to remove the whole folder from your hard drive. Its a know issuse acknowledged by Microsoft with their .Net framework. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847/en-us
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