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prsings
19-07-2005, 10:53 AM
I have a Dell Dimension 4600, and there is a folder named C:/1386. This
folder contains many duplicate files that are duplicated elsewhere,
especially in Windows/System. What is this directory, and is it neccesary, or
just something dell uses. Most of the files haven't been modified since I got
my computer. I have run a duplicate file finder and many search results are
in 1386. Can I safely delete the whole thing? Are these files (.dll etc.
being used even though they have twins elsewhere?

Wesley Vogel
19-07-2005, 11:04 AM
It is the C:\I386 folder.

Leave it alone.

Dell probably did not provide you with a real XP CD. System File Checker
and Windows File Protection probably uses this folder to replace screwed up
Windows System files.

Unless you really have a C:/1386 folder.

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Wes
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In news:BD7B833C-B322-47E2-8FE5-4C529BFEEA01@microsoft.com,
prsings <prsings@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I have a Dell Dimension 4600, and there is a folder named C:/1386. This
> folder contains many duplicate files that are duplicated elsewhere,
> especially in Windows/System. What is this directory, and is it
> neccesary, or just something dell uses. Most of the files haven't been
> modified since I got my computer. I have run a duplicate file finder and
> many search results are in 1386. Can I safely delete the whole thing? Are
> these files (.dll etc. being used even though they have twins elsewhere?

prsings
19-07-2005, 11:23 AM
Thganks, I assumed it was some sort of backup, I'll leave it there.


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> It is the C:\I386 folder.
>
> Leave it alone.
>
> Dell probably did not provide you with a real XP CD. System File Checker
> and Windows File Protection probably uses this folder to replace screwed up
> Windows System files.
>
> Unless you really have a C:/1386 folder.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:BD7B833C-B322-47E2-8FE5-4C529BFEEA01@microsoft.com,
> prsings <prsings@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I have a Dell Dimension 4600, and there is a folder named C:/1386. This
> > folder contains many duplicate files that are duplicated elsewhere,
> > especially in Windows/System. What is this directory, and is it
> > neccesary, or just something dell uses. Most of the files haven't been
> > modified since I got my computer. I have run a duplicate file finder and
> > many search results are in 1386. Can I safely delete the whole thing? Are
> > these files (.dll etc. being used even though they have twins elsewhere?
>
>

Al Romanosky
20-07-2005, 02:30 AM
The "i386" folder contains all the XP files - takes the place of the CD - as
mention previous post - XP can be reinstalled from this folder.
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