c:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$ ?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Opinicus, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. Opinicus

    Opinicus Guest

    After installing the four critical updates a few moments ago
    I went to the c:\Windows folder to get rid of the uninstall
    files. In addition to the new updates' folders there's also
    a folder called c:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$ whose contents are these
    folders:

    KB873339
    KB885835
    KB885836
    KB886185

    The last three have the same names as three of today's
    critical updates. (The missing one is 885884.)

    What is c:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$? Can I delete it?
     
    Opinicus, Dec 15, 2004
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  2. Hi

    You should not delete the $hf_mig$ directory.

    The hf_mig directories are part of the hotfix migration and
    multibranch support system, so you might need them in the future.

    More about this here:

    Description of Dual-Mode Update Packages for Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=328848

    Description of the Contents of a Windows Server 2003 Product
    Update Package (relevant for WinXP as well)
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=824994
     
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Dec 15, 2004
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