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Why are folders like this created?



Also, do strings of characters that follow this format have a name? I don't mean that to sound silly, but they remind me of registry keys or something.

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Those are Windows updates (letters and numbers ones) and AMD display drivers (ATI or AMD ones) temporary extraction folders, you can safely delete all of those.
 
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Just to save my own skin, I actually knew what the ATI folder was for (but I appreciate your info nonetheless).

Glad to hear I can delete them...they just aren't attractive when you're trying to keep things clean.
 
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Yeah Xp does have a crap load of update folders.
 
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I deleted most of them without any problem; two of them aren't letting me access them though (even in Safe Mode). Both of them contain an i386 folder.

I guess since they both show as 0 bytes I shouldn't worry about it. I just find them odd (and kind of annoying).

Actually, I just checked with TreeSize Free and found out that these folders are actually about 330MB between the two of them. The folder i386 contained in "c58*" has 2328 files, nevermind what's in the additional folders.
 
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