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Windows 7: Programme data

28 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Programme data

don't know if this folder named Programme Data was there when installed my windows,its located in my local disc,i opened some folders and where empty but some contains data,

whats this folder?is it useful,should it be there? i tried to delete it all but its telling me that some are in use and cant be deleted,what should i do ?

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28 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shankly769 View Post
don't know if this folder named Programme Data was there when installed my windows,its located in my local disc,i opened some folders and where empty but some contains data,

whats this folder?is it useful,should it be there? i tried to delete it all but its telling me that some are in use and cant be deleted,what should i do ?
it is always created installing windows. you really do not want to delete anything in it.
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28 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The short answer? Leave it alone, and rehide your hidden folders. By default you can't even see it unless you're showing them.

The long answer:
ProgramData is used, as the name suggests, to store Program Data. Ie. Data that program's need to run. If you delete it then many programs will run badly/weirdly/not at all.

Bottom line? LEAVE IT ALONE!
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28 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks for your help,

i obey you for sure

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05 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

hi,since this answer im ok with my installation,thanks,but doing a format to a family member,i have this small problem again,he like to insatll win 7 on xp,and even a format,i had made boot from cd/dvd rom and setup began,i choosed the format option then when pressed next began the installation,i choosed new instalation not repair,after it completed instalation obviously it restarted several times and win 7 was then,

as far as i know ,when format is done,i had to see that bar with percentage going up that indicate that format is being processed no?that bar didn't appeared,but win 7 seems ok,so did the format had been done?
then when i opened programmed files i saw a folder Programme files (86),the system is 64 bit,so whats this?can i remove it,?i tried but no assess,can i remove it from safe mode or if i did ,its harm for my pc?

thanks and hope i explained well
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05 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello shankly769

Don't delete it leave it where it is.64bit systems have both a programs files and a program files (x86) folder.Program files for 64bit applications and program files (x86) for 32bit applications. Have a read of this -
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05 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

hi,thanks,but re the format?it had been done?

and on here:-http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/10981-program-files-program-files-x86.html

in reply 4 of garf02

can u take a look?
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06 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ok you lost me.Lets try and keep this simple

1) Is the computer 64bit or 32bit.

2) What version of windows did you install 64bit or 32bit.

3) Did you do a clean install - Clean Install Windows 7

3) What windows disk do you have.

4) If the Pc is 64bit capable why not install that version anyway.

Danny
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