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27-Aug-2010, 04:44 PM #1
Large C:\Windows\Installer folder
Hi guys,

My C drive is getting full and I have 5GB of files in the C:\Windows\Installer folder. I google'd around and found numerous articles/posts about running a command "msizap.exe G!" to properly clear out un-needed files.

Everything I've found on properly deleting files from this directory points back to a download that used to be here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

which now has a note: "This article previously contained a link to the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (MSICUU2.exe). If you were directed to this article to solve a problem installing a product other than Microsoft Office, please contact your software manufacturer for installation support on the product."

(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)


Does anyone know the current correct procedure to clear out this folder? Or if this tool is still available somewhere? (and safe to use on Windows 7)

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27-Aug-2010, 05:00 PM #2
I really don't know the current procedure to do it but I am sure if you Google Search for msizap.exe you will find out how to download it from Microsoft.
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27-Aug-2010, 05:03 PM #3
That's just my point, everything I found online points to that download on Microsoft's site, but it seems Microsoft pulled it.
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27-Aug-2010, 05:19 PM #5
Hi.

or: http://majorgeeks.com/Windows_Instal...ity_d4459.html

downloaded myself and scanned.


the util is > msicuu2.exe
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