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    Why do I have dozens of UUID files in my root directory & can I delete them

    I must have over 100 of them - they look like needless clutter, but I don't want to delete them if I will be breaking something I need/

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    Not recommended as your likely to break something, anything from networking to hard drive identification.
    What I am not clear on is if these will be regenerated without an issue occurring.

    If you are intent on doing so, make an image of your OS beforehand.

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    These are generally installation folders for new programs, patches etc. Windows installer creates a temporary directory in the root of the drive with the most free space, to unpack the installation files. These folders should be removed after the installation. If they have not been removed the installer may have been interrupted, or you may have weird permissions on the root of your drive.

    cheers, Paul

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