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Windows 7: Useless files?


18 Jul 2009   #1

Windows Seven
 
 
Useless files?

Hi everyone! I am currently using Windows 7 Build 7264 (x86).

My C:\ partition has a total of 29 GB, and my D:\ partition has a total of 157 GB. My C:\ parition (Windows, Program Files... system things) is only 11.8 GB free at the moment, so, in order to upgrade to 7600, I need 16 GB.

I have recently noticed two folders in C:\, which are kinda large...

One is $INPLACE.~TR (572 MB) and one is $WINDOWS.~Q (1.66 GB).

Instead of creating a pattern to explain you the contents of each folders (which took me 15 minutes to do, failed -->), I'm gonna give 2 URLs, each for each folders (expanded).

URL to $INPLACE.~TR : RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting
Media folder is in C:\Windows\Media (same size). Dunno about System32, but I bet the thing I have in this $INPLACE.~TR strange folder is a duplicate or at least a part of what is in the real Windows folder.

URL to $WINDOWS.~Q : RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting

Each .jpg can be downloaded 10 times, after that, I'll have to upload them again (unless I get a proper answer ).


Don't say "Your OS is <censored> up". It's not. I just cut the parts you don't need :P .

So, can anybody help me? There is about 2 GB in those two folders, space which I really need. Since "Media" is also in C:\Windows" (same goes for "ProgramData", "Program Files", "Users" etc. )... Are these two folder useless or not? Can I delete them?

Their properties are set to hidden, not system. My Folder Options are "Show hidden files and folders" and "Hide system protected files", so, these two folders appear as hidden, but not as system, meaning their deleting should not be dangerous... But anyway... It's better to ask first .

So, the main idea (in case you didn't got it yet - this post even got ME confused lol) is : are these two folders safe to delete or not?

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18 Jul 2009   #2

 

Junk left over from updates. Delete them.
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18 Jul 2009   #3

7x86 7260, 7x86 7264
 
 

A quick google also says that they are left over files from previous installations. Ok to delete.
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18 Jul 2009   #4

Windows Seven
 
 

I don't wanna hear about Google. I only use it for school projects. It turned up that it sucks when it comes to other things (do not attempt to make me change my mind!!!). Google sucks (in fact, all search engines sucks).

So, those 2 GB files were there for nothing... And I uninstalled Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and Microsoft Visual Basic in vane... lol ) . Thanks for the reply .
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18 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Radu4Moto View Post
I don't wanna hear about Google. I only use it for school projects. It turned up that it sucks when it comes to other things (do not attempt to make me change my mind!!!). Google sucks (in fact, all search engines sucks).
Wow I have no response for this... next you'll be saying how much you hate DNS, and want to type in IP addresses?
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18 Jul 2009   #6

7x86 7260, 7x86 7264
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Radu4Moto View Post
I don't wanna hear about Google. I only use it for school projects. It turned up that it sucks when it comes to other things (do not attempt to make me change my mind!!!). Google sucks (in fact, all search engines sucks).
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LOL thats hilarious!

Had you even bothered to try a search you would have had your answer immediately!
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18 Jul 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Radu4Moto View Post
do not attempt to make me change my mind.
It must really suck that you had to find this forum all on your own.
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18 Jul 2009   #8

 
 

Hi Radu4Moto, welcome to the forums

Even though the 'Disk Cleanup' utility delete's temporary files, it doesn't get them all

You need to have 'hidden and system files' visible
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Next, navigate to c:\users\[user name]\appdata\local\temp & delete everything in it.
Then to c:\window\temp & delete everthing there.

I would advise disabling 'System Restore' which will delete ALL restore points. The re-enable 'System Restore' if you need it. I've seen this clear GB's worth of DATA.

Hope this helps


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18 Jul 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi Radu4Moto, welcome to the forums...
Once again, you rise above.

A flying shark is worrisome enough, but a shark with rocket propulsion?
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18 Jul 2009   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Once again, you rise above.

A flying shark is worrisome enough, but a shark with rocket propulsion?
LOL, so i can circumnavigate the globe in minutes to find fresh meat
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