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What are those pesky files in my root folder?

What are those pesky files in my root folder?

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Have you noticed that after you install an OCS server, there are some additional files dropped in the root folder (C:\)? These are the temporary files of the VC++ 2008 Redistributable package, which extracts them to the root of the drive where the installation was run from.

This is the complete list of those pesky files:

11/07/2007  08:00 AM            17,734 eula.1028.txt
11/07/2007  08:00 AM            17,734 eula.1031.txt
11/07/2007  08:00 AM            10,134 eula.1033.txt
11/07/2007  08:00 AM            17,734 eula.1036.txt
11/07/2007  08:00 AM            17,734 eula.1040.txt
11/07/2007  08:00 AM               118 eula.1041.txt
11/07/2007  08:00 AM            17,734 eula.1042.txt
11/07/2007  08:00 AM            17,734 eula.2052.txt
11/07/2007  08:00 AM            17,734 eula.3082.txt
11/07/2007  08:00 AM             1,110 globdata.ini
11/07/2007  08:44 AM           855,040 install.exe
11/07/2007  08:00 AM               843 install.ini
11/07/2007  08:44 AM            75,280 install.res.1028.dll
11/07/2007  08:44 AM            95,248 install.res.1031.dll
11/07/2007  08:44 AM            90,128 install.res.1033.dll
11/07/2007  08:44 AM            96,272 install.res.1036.dll
11/07/2007  08:44 AM            94,224 install.res.1040.dll
11/07/2007  08:44 AM            80,400 install.res.1041.dll
11/07/2007  08:44 AM            78,864 install.res.1042.dll
11/07/2007  08:44 AM            74,768 install.res.2052.dll
11/07/2007  08:44 AM            95,248 install.res.3082.dll
11/07/2007  08:00 AM             5,686 vcredist.bmp
11/07/2007  08:50 AM         1,927,956 VC_RED.cab
11/07/2007  08:53 AM           242,176 VC_RED.MSI

The good news is that you can safely delete those files if they are really bothering you. But be careful! Be sure you don’t delete any other file necessary to the smooth operation of the server.

Comments
  • Thanks!

  • Thanks a ton, I had no idea what they were and was afraid to delete them. So glad I found this page! I'm dejunkifying my entire computer and deleting these files made calmed the OCDness in me.

  • Why does Microsoft put their *** on my computer without notice ? They think the world belongs to them ?

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