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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Lyn Patterson, Nov 29, 2001.

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  1. Lyn Patterson

    Lyn Patterson Thread Starter

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    Can anyone tell me if I can delete files that I have installed from the 'downloads file', after I have installed them? I have a file for these downloads which is getting bigger and bigger. I suppose I could keep those that may need to be reinstalled for whatever reason, in the future.

    Thanks.

    Lyn
     
  2. edals

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    When you say "downloads file" do you mean that file that you d/l programs to, and then install from there? If so, yes you can delete them. If not, pleas clarify. If they are the original d/l'd program files, I like to keep them just in case. I do a lot of tweaking and playing around and sometimes can't undo what I did to a program; sometimes a newer version will come out, but then cause problems. By keeping those original files, I can always reinstall that exact version if need be.
     
  3. SavvyLady

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    If its simply the installer you can... but I'd put the installers on a well labeled floppy if I was you.

    If its a TEMP file....sure ... delete them.

    Savvy :)
     
  4. Lyn Patterson

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    edals and SavvyLady -

    This file is the file that the downloads arrive in from the Internet.

    From there, I install them.

    The thing is, there are lots of files there that I have since uninstalled so don't think it would hurt to get rid of them.

    I will probably leave anything I may need to re-install at some stage.
     
  5. Max19

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    If you delete the files you will have to download them again if you want to reinstall the programs. Also, you're downloading files into a FOLDER, not a file.
     
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