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Solved: Other Update Files Begging To Be Deleted

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CDobyns, Dec 30, 2009.

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  1. CDobyns

    CDobyns Thread Starter

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    Building on a downstream prior posting about deleting extraneous update/install files and folders that have been "left behind" (Okay To Delete Update Files), I thought I would ask a similar question about two folders I see marked ie8 and ie8update, respectively - that are just sitting at the top level of my C:\ drive. Since these are obviously folders somehow associated with Internet Explorer 8, but which do not appear to link directly to the IE8 program, which resides in the Program Files directory - is it probably okay to delete these files/folders as well? They look to be program and registry install updates of some kind.
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    Move them to the recycle bin, if no problems arise in the next few weeks, you can assume they are not needed.

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  3. flavallee

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    The ie8 and ie8updates folders should be inside the C:\WINDOWS folder.

    Do the same folders with the same contents exist in both C: and C:\WINDOWS?

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  4. CDobyns

    CDobyns Thread Starter

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    Okay, it appears as though the Folders are in both the C:\ level and \Windows level directory. Not sure how to account for that, but where my wife and her computer are concerned - most anything is possible.

    So, is "go" or "no-go" to delete these Folders, in either or both locations? I'm sensing the answer is "go".
     
  5. Mumbodog

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    No, don't delete anything in the Windows folder.

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  6. flavallee

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    I agree. Leave the ie8 and ie8updates folders in the C:\WINDOWS folder alone.

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  7. CDobyns

    CDobyns Thread Starter

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    Okay, I'll bow to the greater and wiser judgment of the folks in the viewing audience, and put these in the untouchable column. I'm going to mark this one Solved. Thanks!
     
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