Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

It doesn't contain anything, can't be deleted. Seems to just hang there forever.

Does anyone here knows what its story?

share|improve this question
    
This deserves a 'jerry-seinfeld' tag or something for the title. :) –  Rob Hruska Jul 16 '09 at 14:04
add comment

3 Answers

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Apparently (from this forum):

Xp has inbuilt ability to scan and OCR docs.

This ability was licenced from Xerox, despite the fact that every scanner uses it's own ocr program much better than XP built in generic hit or miss form

If you are determined to use the inbuilt XP version, if your scanner will let you, it will use the Xerox/nwwia folder as tempory holding place for the files while it processes them.

It is perfectly harmless so leave it alone.

share|improve this answer
add comment

According to this it's a harmless "ghost" file.

share|improve this answer
add comment

I read a post on ask-leo.com that basically said nobody knows why it is there, but may have something to do with "Windows Image Acquisition", and that it is the windows login process that has the directory open. Also, it is safe.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.