Found an folder tree for extension to Google Chrome on multiple drives. Why?

SyncroScales

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Hello.

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit on a different drive letter in a multi-boot drive with Windows XP on C-drive. Usually Googles question forums are useless so I think I should ask here. I stopped using Google Chrome a little while ago and use Firefox now.

I looked on my ReadyBoost Flash Stick and on my D-drive. I found a Google Chrome extension path. I looked on C-drive and it was there also. What is this and why is it there?

Documents and Settings\Creator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Extensions\nmmhkkegccagdldgiimedpiccmgmieda\1.0.0.0_0\_locales\th

There is nothing in the folder with the ReadyBoost flash stick or on D-Drive. The dates for those seem to be December 14 2016 at around 11AM.

On C-Drive there is the same folder but its creation date is May 14 2015 at around 7PM. There is stuff inside this folder. The folders and files say April 4 2016 and April 1 2016.

Can I find out what the nmmhkkegccagdldgiimedpiccmgmieda extension is? I didn't install it on D-Drive or a Flash Stick with the ReadyBoost cache.

Thank you.
 

Ralston18

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The "extension" is probably just leftover from when you uninstalled Google. Actually it is a sub-folder (versus extension) buried deeply into the file structure.

Some uninstallers just do the basic steps to uninstall an application and lazily do not bother to be thorough about it.

Or maybe the folder was created by some add-on and likewise just left behind.

Chome's uninstaller simply did not recognize the sub-folder as being part of the Chrome installation - or the program left it intact because there was still data inside.

If there is nothing left in the sub-folder(s) on the flash stick and D-Drive it is very likely that those two sub-folders can be deleted without any harm.

Take a look at what is in the C-drive subfolder. Copy all of the contents as a precaution in a folder of your choosing.

Then delete a couple of the original files at a time keeping track of the names. Do just a few files per day. If nothing happens then delete the sub-folder on the C: drive as well.





 

Ralston18

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The "extension" is probably just leftover from when you uninstalled Google. Actually it is a sub-folder (versus extension) buried deeply into the file structure.

Some uninstallers just do the basic steps to uninstall an application and lazily do not bother to be thorough about it.

Or maybe the folder was created by some add-on and likewise just left behind.

Chome's uninstaller simply did not recognize the sub-folder as being part of the Chrome installation - or the program left it intact because there was still data inside.

If there is nothing left in the sub-folder(s) on the flash stick and D-Drive it is very likely that those two sub-folders can be deleted without any harm.

Take a look at what is in the C-drive subfolder. Copy all of the contents as a precaution in a folder of your choosing.

Then delete a couple of the original files at a time keeping track of the names. Do just a few files per day. If nothing happens then delete the sub-folder on the C: drive as well.





 
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