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I have an external Hard Drive and from time to time a random folder named something like 2eca741dd6d1f17e12bd34da6e546f appears. I delete it and some days/weeks later it appears again.

The folder contains a file named MpMiniSigStub.exe

What is it?

When I try to delete it, I have to delete it as an administrator. Also, the name isn't the same every time.

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Windows updates creates folders with these kinds of names and does so on the volume with the largest percentage of space available.

So if you have a computer with two drives:
1) Internal HDD, say 80GiB, 40GiB full (50%)
2) and an external drive, say 10GiB with 2GiB filled ( 20% full ),
Then it will create these folders on the external drive.

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  • Should I delete them? – Shevliaskovic Dec 24 '13 at 17:28
  • I always deleted them and my windows installation still works fine after 5 years. So I guess they are safe to delete. – Hennes Dec 24 '13 at 17:33

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