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Folders to delete?

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  1. CVDpr

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    Can i delete this folders?

    C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386
    C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download

    or any folders that i can delete, ?

    And dont ask me why i want to delete it, well i dont like to have things doing nothing in my computer thats why...
     
  2. Blitze105

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    Nothing wrong with wanting to have a tidy computer...

    However, no do not remove those folders.
    -blitze
     
  3. Jag11

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  4. Covenant

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    \WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download

    ...is used to hold windows updates...it can get rather large...You can simply delete this folder.

    \WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386

    ...is used to hold backups that were made along with all installation files for your service packs. This is also unnecessary and could be deleted.

    I am not infallible (and sometimes drunk). I do suggest that you copy these directories to CD before deleting them...or (also in the future if you ever come across a similar question) simply rename the directory, reboot, and wait a week. If nothing happens you're in the clear.

    Have fun.
     
  5. Blitze105

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    You're insane..... lmao awesome post... least he'll learn what is important and not important

    Look man if you dont' want extra things on your computer get a HJT log analyzed, get spybot, adaware personal and keep that computer clean of viruses! Then get registry mechanic and clean that registry then compact it. With all that, your computer can run quickly and more efficiently.

    I realize i told u to add things to the computer and you wanted to lessen it.. but if you have a bad worm you might as well kiss hard drive room goodbye.
    -blitze
     
  6. Jag11

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    add more RAM also (y)
     
  7. Blitze105

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    That would certainly help
    -blitze
     
  8. Jag11

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    hey guys, I remembered that I read an article likely about this. It says there that you can delete the files inside C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 and not the folder.

    I'll post back when I find that site.
     
  9. Covenant

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    Just for the record...I used to be extremely compulsive about this kind of stuff. I used to organize and reorganize my directories under dos until I thought everything was perfect. (i.e. All my .bat files were in a single directory)

    And as far as saving space? I couldn't stand those little "rem" comments in my config.sys and autoexec.bat because they took up an extra 8 bytes!!!

    I'm much better now though...

    BTW...as far as the issue goes...You might need the
    \WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    directory if you run another Windows update from the web.

    If you update from a CD, the directory is never created in the first place.
     
  10. Jag11

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    I'll bump Post #8

    I found the link:

    http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=80511
     
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