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Windows 7: what happen if I delete this ?


03 Nov 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
what happen if I delete this ?

clean up system files?


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03 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Well, you haven't given us much to work with.

What exactly do you want to do?

Generally speaking, running Disk Cleanup is a good place to start your Windows housekeeping.

Delete files using Disk Cleanup
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03 Nov 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I want recover hard disk space. but I want know if do a clean up system files is not a risk on my computer
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03 Nov 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello John,

Was there a specific item in Disk Cleanup that you were wondering what would happen if you deleted it??

Clicking on the Clean up system files button basically just restarts Disk Cleanup to have it "Run as administrator", and allows you to have the More Options tab to delete more.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use


EDIT:
Deleting these items will not hurt your computer. You would just need to decide if you wanted to delete them or not depending on if you wanted to keep them or not.
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03 Nov 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

cleanup system files right?

and what is thumbails
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03 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Windows creates a thumbnail cache of image files to reduce CPU processing time when viewing large numbers of these images.

Windows thumbnail cache - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Check the link that Brink gave you to run Disk Cleanup. It does not harm your computer, it is just a way of regaining hard drive space if you are running low.

However, with today's large drives, running Disk Cleanup becomes less important.
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03 Nov 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnvargas View Post
cleanup system files right?

and what is thumbails
The thumbnails option will clear and reset the thumbnail icon cache.

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
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