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willowdene
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ntuser.dat

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255 G7 Notebook
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

HI, I'm a new laptop owner after a few years without a computer.

In my home directory on the C drive I have noticed some ntuser,dat files. According to google ntuser.dat holds customisations and shouldn't be removed. The files with long names, as below, are mainly <0x00>, however the .blf and the first one ending .regtrans-ms have what looks like chinese characters interspersed  e.g.

Is this normal? Should I be  worried?

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$ ls -l | grep -i ntuser
-rw-r--r-- 1 willo 197609 2359296 Mar 31 07:32 NTUSER.DAT
-rw-r--r-- 1 willo 197609 65536 Mar 27 13:16 NTUSER.DAT{53b39e88-18c4-11ea-a811-000d3aa4692b}.TM.blf
-rw-r--r-- 1 willo 197609 524288 Mar 27 13:16 NTUSER.DAT{53b39e88-18c4-11ea-a811-000d3aa4692b}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
-rw-r--r-- 1 willo 197609 524288 Mar 27 13:16 NTUSER.DAT{53b39e88-18c4-11ea-a811-000d3aa4692b}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
-rw-r--r-- 1 willo 197609 712704 Mar 27 13:16 ntuser.dat.LOG1
-rw-r--r-- 1 willo 197609 49152 Mar 27 13:16 ntuser.dat.LOG2
-rw-r--r-- 1 willo 197609 20 Mar 27 13:16 ntuser.ini

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Hello
a simple rule
we don't know, we don't touch!
in general these are hidden files, precisely so that the user does not touch them
If in doubt, scan the computer with an up-to-date antivirus, but do not delete or modify files like this!


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Prométhée
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Hello
a simple rule
we don't know, we don't touch!
in general these are hidden files, precisely so that the user does not touch them
If in doubt, scan the computer with an up-to-date antivirus, but do not delete or modify files like this!


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Many thanks, only noticed them as they appear when using Sublime Text.

AV reports no problems, just me being paranoid.

Again thank you for the prompt reply.

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Thank you
feel free, if you need help opening another thread.
It is always better to inquire before


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