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Cleaning up system and other files

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mazspeed@redshi

Guest
#1
What is safe in XP pro to get rid of without damaging the OS?

Thanks in Advance all
Cheers
Mike
 

Henyman

Secret Goat Fetish
Political User
#2
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.
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#3
this hidden folder can get full over time
& the contents are safe to delete

C:\Documents and Settings\ Username \Local Settings\Temp

:cool:
 

Henyman

Secret Goat Fetish
Political User
#4
also recent documents

C:\Documents and Settings\ Username \Local Settings\recent documents i think....it's also hiden:cool:
 
M

mazspeed@redshi

Guest
#5
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
Mike
 

scsa20

Simonsoft Network
#6
Originally posted by Henyman
also recent documents

C:\Documents and Settings\ Username \Local Settings\recent documents i think....it's also hiden:cool:
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
 

Henyman

Secret Goat Fetish
Political User
#7
Originally posted by scsa20
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:cool:
 
#8
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.



Dan
 
M

mazspeed@redshi

Guest
#9
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
Cheers
Mike
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#10
Originally posted by mazspeed@redshi
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
Cheers
Mike
I wouldn't recommend deleting anything from the windows folder

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