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deleting .exe programs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by uracootie, Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. uracootie

    uracootie Thread Starter

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    When I download a program, it is saved to my desktop (WinXP Home pc). After I install it (e.g. Spybot.exe) I then drag the desktop icon to my recycle bin, as after several downloads of various .exe programs my desktop is cluttered. All these already installed .exe programs are taking up valuable space, and I need to know if it is "safe" to delete them from the recycle bin, and that deleting them will not cause any problems if I need to uninstall the programs later.
     
  2. inuyasha320

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    after you install a program, you can remove the install exe file, there no longer needed

    and most of them are not worth keeping in your computer for backup because new versions come out all of the time


    so download a program, save the file to your desktop and after installing it,

    delete the install key



    to keep my desktop neat, i make a new folder and name it Unused icons

    then i move all of the shortcuts that i don't normally use, into that folder, helpc reduce the clutter on my desktop

    heres a screenshot
    http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/4544/untitled22jc.jpg
     
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