Is this directory safe to delete?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sammy20, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. Sammy20

    Sammy20 Guest

    \WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\

    It seems to be a back up directory for the SP1 Install.

    Do I still need it?
     
  2. allan

    allan Guest

    I wouldn't. It's SP1's equivalent of dllcache. It's a backup in case files become damaged or deleted.

    However, you can copy it to a cd (or slipstream) and then it's safe to delete.
     
  3. tbird

    tbird Guest

    i deleted it. and also "driver cache"

    and my system works fine
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Your system will work fine until it looks there for the backup file to restore it.
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    do you have a very small harddrive?...are you short space?...if not, you will gain nothing by this deletion, and risk something serious
     
  6. tbird

    tbird Guest

    when i install something and windows need a file from these folders, it simply ask me for windows cd

    i like to have my windows in its own partition alone, so it will be less fragmented and always fast

    and as small i can make their size, better
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    But wouldn't that be restoring the old files & not the newer ones from windows update?
     
  8. Sammy20

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    Ok, I deleted it. I have SFC fully disabled, so this directory is pretty much useless to me.

    Thanks for the help anyway :)
     
  9. Sammy20

    Sammy20 Guest

    Just wondering, if anyone has done a fresh install of XP SP1 intergrated, and can tell me if they have that directory their?
     
  10. Adam S

    Adam S Guest

    make sure to also delete the folder "winnt" or "windows" that will really save u some space

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    If you have a slipstreamed Windows XP SP1 CD, you can safely delete the folder.
    When a protected file is damaged, Windows will ask you to insert the CD.
     
  12. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    hey guys im gonna ask for advice, and no matter what you say, im gonna do whatever the hell i want anyway...

    Brad
     
  13. Sammy20

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    I was just making sure it wasn't an important directory. Which it wasn't, so I deleted it. Far out! Why do you have to be so rude? A you people that bored?

    And YES, I am doing this to save SOME space. What's the big deal with that? Oh yes please windows eat up 500 M of my harddrive with useless backup data, thats on the CDROM, and is NEVER needed, and when used causes more hassle (ala uxtheme.dll)
     
  14. NetRyder

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    Cool it guys ...