Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mazspeed@redshi, Feb 13, 2003.
What is safe in XP pro to get rid of without damaging the OS?
Thanks in Advance all
indeed we can only tell you if a file is good/bad if we know it. i would sugest running a registry/spyware cleaner 2 get rid off unwanted extra files as well as deleting temp files.
this hidden folder can get full over time
& the contents are safe to delete
C:\Documents and Settings\ Username \Local Settings\Temp
also recent documents
C:\Documents and Settings\ Username \Local Settings\recent documents i think....it's also hiden
Thanks guys... I do have JV powertools and it does work pretty good.. was just looking to clean things up a bit
Thanks and Cheers
actully, it is C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Recent, if you go to C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME, look for an icon (it's going to be hidden) that says My Recent Documents
thanx i was @ skool so couldn't cheak it
If you update XP via Windows Update and pull down the latest hotfixes, XP creates a backup of altered files,etc. in your C:\Windows folder, can't remember the folder name, but they should be at the top of the folder list.
As long as you're updates are working OK, it should be ok to delete the backup folders - to test, move the folders into another folder (i.e. c:\todelete) and restart your PC, if everything works out ok (and there should be no reason why it shouldn't) it's safe to delete the folders from the c:\todelete folder.
Obviously without the backup, you won't be able to uninstall that hotfix from the add/remove programs list.
Ok, can I delete stuff in my G:\WINDOWS\Installer files? I have about 15 windows installer programs in there? is this safe to get rid of?
Thanks again everyone for your help
I wouldn't recommend deleting anything from the windows folder
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Three year old thread?
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I know this thread is crazy old, but since it was bumped I feel the need to pimp the guide from Bold Fortune :
Gives all you need to know about removing files without harming the OS