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Every (other?) day I get a bunch of these crazy named folders appearing in the home drive C:. The names are basically like those this user talks about (What's this folder?: c8c6ac6192a47b59df) except I get ten or more of them appearing. All the other similarly asked questions regard issues with opening and deleting them, which is not what I am experiencing. I can open the folder, and all of them contain another folder labeled amd64 with nothing inside that folder. I can delete them, but more folders like it continue to be created. What can I do to figure out and stop the root cause of this issue?

I'm running 64-bit Windows 7.

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Like what the answer you pointed said, the most likely culprit is Windows Update (although I'm not in Windows 7 so I can't confirm). –  Doktoro Reichard Sep 6 '13 at 20:38
Do you have the "Don't show Hidden files, folders, or drives" radio button selected in your Folder Options? –  Yass Sep 6 '13 at 20:42
@yassarikhan786 I do not have that selected. –  echoecho Sep 6 '13 at 22:20
@DoktoroReichard I saw that too, didn't think Windows update happened at the frequency that I was seeing these folders pop up (not to mention MANY of them, instead of just one folder like everyone else). I'll investigate that route though, just in case. –  echoecho Sep 6 '13 at 22:23
@echoecho Select it and see what happens. –  Yass Sep 6 '13 at 22:47

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