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Windows 7 droppings #34342
03/04/11 04:29 PM
03/04/11 04:29 PM
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psmith Offline OP
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Over the past 5 months I've noticed that Win7 is leaving some droppings on my disk drives. They are folders with names like 3a46bcb6da571b2a399545934d and they usually contain a file named MRT.exe.

What is this? Why is it happening? What is the MRT file? Is it OK to delete these things?

This was happening well before my recent computer crisis.

Re: Windows 7 droppings [Re: psmith] #34343
03/04/11 05:32 PM
03/04/11 05:32 PM
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These type of files are residuals of update packages. I usually delete them.

Roman

Re: Windows 7 droppings [Re: psmith] #34346
03/04/11 07:00 PM
03/04/11 07:00 PM
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James Morrissey Offline
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Hey guys,

Where do you see these droppings on your hard drive?

James

Re: Windows 7 droppings [Re: psmith] #34347
03/04/11 07:05 PM
03/04/11 07:05 PM
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Right on the root of the C:\ Drive.

Re: Windows 7 droppings [Re: RomanJohnston] #34351
03/04/11 08:49 PM
03/04/11 08:49 PM
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These are on the roots of my C drive and most of my external drives.

Re: Windows 7 droppings [Re: psmith] #34352
03/04/11 08:50 PM
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Thanks Roman, I shall flush the droppings then.


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