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Mysterious c:\mount folder on my SSD

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  1. MopeyMartian

    MopeyMartian New Member

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    Does anyone know why this folder exists on my drive? I've only noticed that it's there because of my semi-regular virus scan, which doesn't seem to be able to scan the folder.

    I didn't make the folder myself, but it seems to contain copies of system files (.dll, .cfg, .mui, etc.). I DID make a backup of my SSD on a sector of another hard drive a little while back. Could this have made the folder?

    I guess I'm afraid that my PC has be compromised. A quick google search doesn't seem to be able to yield any results as to what this could be, so I'm hoping that someone out there has encountered this before.

    Has anyone else seen a C:\Mount folder that they don't remember creating themselves?
     
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    I can't think of any reason to worry about the folder itself. There must have been an installation that created that folder. Driver installations generally make folders on the c:\ directory.
     
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    Is there anything in it? If not try renaming it and restart. If it creates a new folder you may want to look into it further. If it doesn't come back it would very likely have been a temporary installation folder
     
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    do you use some kind of image mounting software like daemon or powerISO? that might be the cause.
     
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    I came looking for information here because I just discovered a C:\Mount folder on my own Intel SSD. It's about one gig in size, and most of that is from copies from files in C:\Windows. Attempting to access any of the files results in "The file cannot be accessed by the system" being displayed. The folder also contains a 'sources' folder, which is the only thing that's not a copy of another C:\ folder.

    I haven't used any kind of mounting software in the time before that. Renaming the folder doesn't cause it to be recreated, and doesn't really have any effect.

    What's weirder, the folder's 'Date Modified' shows a date in 2009, same date as the PerfLogs folder. I didn't even own this SSD back then, and I'm sure that Mount folder wasn't here a few weeks ago.

    Does this provide any more clues to what this might be?
     
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    its created during windows setup sometimes windows doesn't clean up after its self
    feel free to takeownership of it and delete it
     
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    Okay, I deleted it a few days ago and nothing seems to have happened, so I guess it wasn't important. Thanks for the info.
     

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