You Can/Should Delete the Contents of Your AMD Folder

Perris Calderon

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If you have AMD, there's a the AMD folder on your "C" drive.
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This folder's there to unpack driver updates, (catalyst I believe).

If you update often, ( AMD publishes frequent driver upgrades), the folder can get huge, if you have a smaller SSD, or even one of admirable size, this folder takes up too much space, affecting wear leveling and trim. Mine was around 30 gigs, found it trying to figure out why the SSD was overpopulated compared to my own calculation.

The driver's remain so you can roll yours back, or do a repair.

Keeping this relatively smaller is important, not only for drive volume, I'm surprised AMD doesn't do a cleanup when there are too many previous versions.

Sometimes, windows actually rolls back to what it thinks is the stable driver during an update, even though the latest driver is probably more stable than the one AMD published as the latest stable to Microsoft.

If you're satisfied with your last two drivers, one for a roll back if an issue arises, the most current for an in place repair.

Delete all the rest, you can always download previous versions over at AMD if you want to go back further.
 
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NVIDIA had a similar folder for a while, but the installer now removes it.
However, you might find C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2 starts to fill up instead.
 

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You will also find AMD folder in:

Drive:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming
 

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