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    Silly Question

    Hey ppl I hope you are keeping well.
    I just bought a new 2tb external portable drive to help back up my uni work as sometimes my computer just refuses to work and I have to factory restore.
    Anyway, as soon as I go into the new hard drive there is a folder and a file both named autorun. Seems a bit strange they would have files there if they where not needed. As they look a bit messy and I have some ocd is it safe for me to delete these files?

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    your drive probably came with some free or trial backup software and thats whats in the auto run folder, unless its one of those WesternDigitals that have password protected drives and require an app to be installed from the hard drive before you can access it (crap idea BTW)
    but no the drive does not need those items to work, just check in the autorun folder, if its backup software and you dont need it you can just ignore it .. most (decent )AV's wont allow auorun from external drives anyway.
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    Thanx

    Ta v much. Appreciate the response. Gonna delete those files. Just in case will keep a copy of em for a few days.
    Thanx again


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