What are networkservice and Local service folder in Windows XP

Original title:networkservice.nt instans

I have got some Win XP Pro SP3 which has a folder in "documents and settings" with the name "networkservice.nt instans" or "localservice.nt instans".

What are this folder used for and can i delete them ?

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Hi,

The Network service and local service folder are system folders which are hidden.

The Network Service folder is and hidden folder in Windows XP Documents and Settings and it is a temporary storage folder for the network services.

For more information on the local service folder check the link provided below.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms684188

Note:

 Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756

 

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Last updated March 17, 2021 Views 5,868 Applies to: