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Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by natv, Aug 27, 2010.

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  1. natv

    natv Thread Starter

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    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)

    Thanks
     
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    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.
     
  3. natv

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    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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    Thanks!
     
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