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Old 03-15-2011, 09:27 AM   #1
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I have scoped_dir folders in my Temp folder.

What are these folders? in one site I read that are related to Steam in other to Google Chrome.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2qaivjn.jpg

Also they are empty inside.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:32 AM   #2
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It's normal. Or at least not malicious. You can delete them if you want or just forget them. AFAIK Google Chrome doesn't create those folders, it's only Steam.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:04 PM   #3
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It's normal. Or at least not malicious. You can delete them if you want or just forget them. AFAIK Google Chrome doesn't create those folders, it's only Steam.
Can anyone else confirm this? I discovered I have an absurd amount of them as well. Why are they being created in the first place?
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:36 PM   #4
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Can anyone else confirm this? I discovered I have an absurd amount of them as well. Why are they being created in the first place?
Yes, i have a few in my temp folder too, all created after i ran Steam...
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:42 PM   #5
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Why are they being created in the first place?
Ask Valve. I've posted in the forum already about them and got no official answer. At the end, it's not like they're a problem.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:14 PM   #6
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Jeez!... I just found 555 scoped_dir***** folders in my TEMP.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:20 PM   This is the last staff post in this thread.   #7
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See this thread on the Chromium Embedding Framework forums. Chromium Embedding Framework is what we use for embedding Chrome into Steam.

http://magpcss.org/ceforum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=322

The short answer is that these are created by Chrome internally. They should be deleted when the process hosting the Chrome code shuts down clean, and this is true both with Chrome itself and with Steam. However, if Steam has crashed or been terminated uncleanly somehow (like the system being hard shutdown while it's still running) they may be left behind. That's true with Chrome too. If you want to clean up old ones left behind you should exit Steam, exit any Chrome instances running, then delete whatever is left.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:51 PM   #8
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Wow, I wrote this thread about a year ago and now an official answer, I like it! My thread is a Valve time thread
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:37 PM   #9
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It is great to see a one year ago thread being answered with official answer, that means valve actually read our question and find answer for it.

Keep up the good work. =D
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:14 AM   #10
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Oh. Now I know how many times my Steam crashed (hangs while/after playing) in the last ~ 2 years. I knew I have at least one crash a day but still, 555 is not so nice.
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