What is the $hf_mig$ directory for in Windows Server 2003, and can I delete it?

2 Answers 2


Its name means "hotfix migration". It's for tracking versioning information about hotfixes to keep from accidentally breaking or downgrading your system. No, you definitely should not delete it.


Here's a good explanation of the topic: What is the “$hf_mig$” Folder for And Can I Delete It?

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.