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Folders with Blue Names

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tomiboi, Jul 4, 2007.

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  1. tomiboi

    tomiboi Thread Starter

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    In my C:\Windows folder, I have folder with names like $NtUninstallKB88...$. These folders names are in the color blue. They are taking up room on my C drive.
    What are these folders?
    Is it safe to delete these folders?
     
  2. Frank4d

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    Blue indicates the files are compressed to save drive space. The ones with names like $NtUninstallKB88...$ are uninstall folders for Windows updates. patches, and hotfixes. If you are SURE you are happy with the updates you have and don't want to uninstall them (probably), you can safely delete them. You should not delete the one named "$hf_mig$".
     
  3. tomiboi

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    Why shouldn't I remove the following: "$hf_mig$" ?
     
  4. tomiboi

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    Nevermind. I know what the folder contents are for.

    So, the the compressed folders can be safely removed only if I do not plan on uninstalling any of the Win XP Pro updates that I got installed.
     
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    You can delete that one too if you don't think you will ever want to delete SP2. I just suggested not deleting it because a whole SP is harder to delete without it, whereas an update here or there is not such a big deal.
     
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    Yes.
     
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