C:\Windows\Panther ?

Discussion in 'Windows OS Support (Vista and newer)' started by Briab Guy, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Briab Guy

    Briab Guy

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    I found this folder (panther) and am having trouble finding out what it is and does.
    Running Windows 7.
    All current updates etc...

    The folders and files that are in the C:\windows\panther folder are as follows:
    every file is dated 5/03/2010. I do not remember anything about that date. And all are small in size


    1. setup.exe - 0.00KB
    2. UnattendGC- 19KB


    the eleven files are:
    1. cbs_unattend.log -
    2. cbs_unattend.log.dpx -
    3. cbs unattend.log.perf -
    4. DDACLSys.log -
    5. diagerr.xml -
    6. diagwrn.xml -
    7. pkgmgr.xml -
    8. setupact.log -
    9. setuperr.log -
    10. unattend.bld -
    11. unattend.xml -
    12. setupinfo

    the subfolder C:\windows\Panther\setup is empty and dated 3/1/2007

    The subfolder C:\windows\Panther\UnattendGC has four files
    1. diagerr/xml -
    2. diagwrn.xml -
    3. setupact.log -
    4. setuperr.log -

    I could only find limited info on-line. It seems to be a Vista file. But the info I found was older so 7 may not have been out.
    No scans find anything wrong with it, I just want to know what it is.

    \Thanks for any help
     
  2. juppy

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    From what I can find, that Panther folder is apparently a directory containing various setup logs and errors when Vista or Win 7 are installed. Not sure if that means it would be safe to delete or not though.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927521/en-us
     
  3. Briab Guy

    Briab Guy

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    Well, I moved it to see if anything would ask for it ( no error messages, can't find *.* .DLL or any such stuff). It is about installing. What is confusing is that all the files are dated 5/03/2010. I installed W7 before that.

    Thanks
    B
     
  4. Briab Guy

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    juppy,
    I got rid of it and have had no problems. Just letting ya know.
     
  5. juppy

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    Well, glad nothing crashed by getting rid of it! :D Thanks for the update. :)
     
  6. Jack E Martinelli

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    More recent users finding this thread and wishing know more about the "Panther" folder and the Vista / Win 7 setup process may profit by reviewing:

    MS KB 927 521
    and
    Inside Vista Setup
    and
    technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766514(WS.10).aspx

    Jack E Martinelli former MS MVP for Win 9X / XP 2001-06
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