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Recently bought a new computer and started using windows 7. I noticed that in my documents that there are folders that are already there - eg. favorites, downloads etc - these folders are empty. I've tried deleting them but they reappear after I reboot/restart my computer. Any suggestions as to why they reappear or how to get rid of them. I've owned the computer for 3 days now.

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Downloads is the default download location for IE, Chrome, etc. Favorites are where your IE bookmarks go... – Fosco Aug 17 '10 at 17:45
This is normal behavior and is just part of the Users folder hierarchy. – Shinrai Aug 17 '10 at 18:50

Those folders are part of the OS (Operating System). You cannot delete them.

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Or maybe you can remove them, but you shouldn't. After all, some parts of OS rely on them, and by the way, those folders do not spend any disk space. – MainMa Aug 17 '10 at 16:58
Yea your right. – Chris Tarazi Aug 18 '10 at 17:32

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