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I just tried to "safely remove" my external hard drive and I got an error message telling me that "the generic volume cannot be stopped right now". I open up the external drive and I notice a folder titled "Windows"
The file hierarchy is as follows:
>8.0.50727.163.cat and 8.0.50727.163.policy
What the heck is this stuff? Can I delete the Windows folder? Do any of my programs depend on this?
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