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Old 05-22-2009
Larry
 

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what's this folder? af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f
Windows XP Pro
SP3

I am on dial-up. Ran update manually a few days ago, Custom install 3
items. All downloaded sucessfully .The next time I turned on the
computer this folder (af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f) appeared in
windows explorer.

The folder contained 2 other folders; amd64, and i386.

I opened the main folder and it hung up the computer. I rebooted and
it's still there. I ran Norton internet security and no virus or
malware found.

Anyone know what this is?
Can I delete it?

Thanks for any help.

Larry
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Old 05-22-2009
Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries
 

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Re: what's this folder? af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f
In news:r50e15lc28n3gfblivab2j8m82q02c8tp9@4ax.com,
Larry <larry@invalid.net> wrote:
> Windows XP Pro
> SP3
>
> I am on dial-up. Ran update manually a few days ago, Custom install 3
> items. All downloaded sucessfully .The next time I turned on the
> computer this folder (af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f) appeared in
> windows explorer.


Mine says: b21706850ed3027f21dd3a...

> The folder contained 2 other folders; amd64, and i386.


....and it contains the same folders. They're both empty.

> I opened the main folder and it hung up the computer. I rebooted and
> it's still there. I ran Norton internet security and no virus or
> malware found.
>
> Anyone know what this is?
> Can I delete it?
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Larry


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scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will
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which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he
will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is
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Old 05-22-2009
MowGreen
 

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Re: what's this folder? af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f
Which 3 'items' were installed ?

It's most likely a randomly named folder created by one of the updates.
Said folder *should* have been deleted on a restart unless some 'thing'
was preventing that operation from taking place. NIS *may* do that.

Since this is XP Pro you can right click on the folder and choose
Properties, then click the Security tab.
Check the Permissions of the folder for your UserAccount and for System
and post back with what they are, please.

MowGreen
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============


Larry wrote:

> Windows XP Pro
> SP3
>
> I am on dial-up. Ran update manually a few days ago, Custom install 3
> items. All downloaded sucessfully .The next time I turned on the
> computer this folder (af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f) appeared in
> windows explorer.
>
> The folder contained 2 other folders; amd64, and i386.
>
> I opened the main folder and it hung up the computer. I rebooted and
> it's still there. I ran Norton internet security and no virus or
> malware found.
>
> Anyone know what this is?
> Can I delete it?
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Larry

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Old 05-22-2009
Larry
 

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Re: what's this folder? af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f
On Fri, 22 May 2009 13:21:13 -0700, MowGreen <mowgreen@nowandzen.com>
wrote:

>Which 3 'items' were installed ?


NetFrame work 3.5
an XP update
and the MS virus check thingy

>
>It's most likely a randomly named folder created by one of the updates.
>Said folder *should* have been deleted on a restart unless some 'thing'
>was preventing that operation from taking place. NIS *may* do that.

I think you'r right. I checked my C dir and found this:

updspapi.log
(snip from bottom)
#-336 Copying file "e:\af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f\unidrv.dl l" to
"C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\unidrv .dll" via temporary
file "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\SET19D 1.tmp".
#W190 File "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\SET19D 1.tmp"
marked to be moved to
"C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\unidrv .dll" on next
reboot.

after studying this for a while I decided it was safe to delete all
the folders in question.
>
>Since this is XP Pro you can right click on the folder and choose
>Properties, then click the Security tab.
>Check the Permissions of the folder for your UserAccount and for System
>and post back with what they are, please.

I'm not on a network, the only propeties tags are General, Sharing,
and Customize.

Thanks for your good advice, perhaps for my own amazement you would
tell me what the updspapi.log is?
>
>MowGreen
>===============
> *-343-* FDNY
>Never Forgotten
>===============
>

Larry
>
>Larry wrote:
>
>> Windows XP Pro
>> SP3
>>
>> I am on dial-up. Ran update manually a few days ago, Custom install 3
>> items. All downloaded sucessfully .The next time I turned on the
>> computer this folder (af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f) appeared in
>> windows explorer.
>>
>> The folder contained 2 other folders; amd64, and i386.
>>
>> I opened the main folder and it hung up the computer. I rebooted and
>> it's still there. I ran Norton internet security and no virus or
>> malware found.
>>
>> Anyone know what this is?
>> Can I delete it?
>>
>> Thanks for any help.
>>
>> Larry


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Old 05-22-2009
MowGreen
 

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Re: what's this folder? af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f
updspapi.log is a log that is written to after applying a Service Pack
[SP2/SP3] to log the installation of system files that are subsequently
updated after the application of said SP.
A Cumulative Security update for Internet Explorer will write to
updspapi.log as will updates for say, Windows Media Player, as they are
system files.

BTW, XP Pro does not need to be on a network in order for one to access
the Security tab. *Simple file sharing* needs to be disabled in XP Pro
to allow access to the Security tab.

> To disable simple file sharing yourself, follow these steps:
>
> 1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
> 2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
> 3. Click the View tab.
> 4. In the Advanced Settings section, click to clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended)
> check box.
> 5. Click OK.



MowGreen
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============



Larry wrote:

> On Fri, 22 May 2009 13:21:13 -0700, MowGreen <mowgreen@nowandzen.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>>Which 3 'items' were installed ?

>
>
> NetFrame work 3.5
> an XP update
> and the MS virus check thingy
>
>
>>It's most likely a randomly named folder created by one of the updates.
>>Said folder *should* have been deleted on a restart unless some 'thing'
>>was preventing that operation from taking place. NIS *may* do that.

>
> I think you'r right. I checked my C dir and found this:
>
> updspapi.log
> (snip from bottom)
> #-336 Copying file "e:\af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f\unidrv.dl l" to
> "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\unidrv .dll" via temporary
> file "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\SET19D 1.tmp".
> #W190 File "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\SET19D 1.tmp"
> marked to be moved to
> "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\unidrv .dll" on next
> reboot.
>
> after studying this for a while I decided it was safe to delete all
> the folders in question.
>
>>Since this is XP Pro you can right click on the folder and choose
>>Properties, then click the Security tab.
>>Check the Permissions of the folder for your UserAccount and for System
>>and post back with what they are, please.

>
> I'm not on a network, the only propeties tags are General, Sharing,
> and Customize.
>
> Thanks for your good advice, perhaps for my own amazement you would
> tell me what the updspapi.log is?
>
>>MowGreen
>>===============
>> *-343-* FDNY
>>Never Forgotten
>>===============
>>

>
> Larry
>
>>Larry wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Windows XP Pro
>>>SP3
>>>
>>>I am on dial-up. Ran update manually a few days ago, Custom install 3
>>>items. All downloaded sucessfully .The next time I turned on the
>>>computer this folder (af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f) appeared in
>>>windows explorer.
>>>
>>>The folder contained 2 other folders; amd64, and i386.
>>>
>>>I opened the main folder and it hung up the computer. I rebooted and
>>>it's still there. I ran Norton internet security and no virus or
>>>malware found.
>>>
>>>Anyone know what this is?
>>>Can I delete it?
>>>
>>>Thanks for any help.
>>>
>>>Larry

>
>

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Old 05-23-2009
G. R. Woodring
 

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Re: what's this folder? af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f
On my system a "printer" was added, probably by SP3. The contents of the
folders amd64, and i386 seem to be the drivers for the printer (Microsoft XPS
Document Writer). Apparently allows any program to "print" it's output to an
XPS document the same as a "printer" can be installed to send output to a PDF
creator printer.

I would guess it is a temporary folder that wasn't deleted, but it is only 6Mb
and seems harmless so I am going to just leave it there :-)

--
G. R. Woodring

Date: 5/22/2009 5:26 PM, Author: Larry Wrote:
> On Fri, 22 May 2009 13:21:13 -0700, MowGreen <mowgreen@nowandzen.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Which 3 'items' were installed ?

>
> NetFrame work 3.5
> an XP update
> and the MS virus check thingy
>
>> It's most likely a randomly named folder created by one of the updates.
>> Said folder *should* have been deleted on a restart unless some 'thing'
>> was preventing that operation from taking place. NIS *may* do that.

> I think you'r right. I checked my C dir and found this:
>
> updspapi.log
> (snip from bottom)
> #-336 Copying file "e:\af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f\unidrv.dl l" to
> "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\unidrv .dll" via temporary
> file "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\SET19D 1.tmp".
> #W190 File "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\SET19D 1.tmp"
> marked to be moved to
> "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\unidrv .dll" on next
> reboot.
>
> after studying this for a while I decided it was safe to delete all
> the folders in question.
>> Since this is XP Pro you can right click on the folder and choose
>> Properties, then click the Security tab.
>> Check the Permissions of the folder for your UserAccount and for System
>> and post back with what they are, please.

> I'm not on a network, the only propeties tags are General, Sharing,
> and Customize.
>
> Thanks for your good advice, perhaps for my own amazement you would
> tell me what the updspapi.log is?
>> MowGreen
>> ===============
>> *-343-* FDNY
>> Never Forgotten
>> ===============
>>

> Larry
>> Larry wrote:
>>
>>> Windows XP Pro
>>> SP3
>>>
>>> I am on dial-up. Ran update manually a few days ago, Custom install 3
>>> items. All downloaded sucessfully .The next time I turned on the
>>> computer this folder (af9d090908e085b454e3690983b8ae5f) appeared in
>>> windows explorer.
>>>
>>> The folder contained 2 other folders; amd64, and i386.
>>>
>>> I opened the main folder and it hung up the computer. I rebooted and
>>> it's still there. I ran Norton internet security and no virus or
>>> malware found.
>>>
>>> Anyone know what this is?
>>> Can I delete it?
>>>
>>> Thanks for any help.
>>>
>>> Larry

>

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