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Windows 7: What can be deleted in Windows folder?

16 May 2015   #11
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
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I don`t even see an installer folder in my windows folder, so I`ve no clue what that is.


It where copies of msi installer programs are kept.

If you try and uninstall one of those, it will offer to either repair or uninstall. An example is this Paragon .msi. They can add uo to quite a lot of space.

Attachment 359409
yes this is a huge space hogger..

so not safe to delete the files?

I don't like how windows does this..
keeping this huge space hogging folders which we don't if we ever need it or not..
But it accounts for the largest folders in the windows folder


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16 May 2015   #12
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Sounds like a lot more than just a couple of programs to fill that much space
Besides the already offered and possibly running disk cleanup and cleanup system files inside of it :?

Most smart people use a third party back up program to do back ups/ system images... and turn off windows unreliable back up.
Yes it is more than a few programs...
It is the result of using windows 7 for a few years now..

Sorry just trying to be brief..

By backup, do u mean system restore?

I do have a pristine image of windows 7 after a complete new installation
with all drivers installed and minimal programs.

I have yet had a need to use this..unless it is a Windows DOA situation..
But I find Windows 7 quite stable...
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16 May 2015   #13
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Check your pm.

When you run it the first time, it will ask this, just select the bottom one:

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Then this will pop up:

Attachment 359408
Why this program in chinese? any english version?

do u have the source link?
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16 May 2015   #14
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I have just uploading 7pemaker to dropbox.

7PEv24.zip

To make bootable win7 pe:

Unzip it onto your drive, you will have C:\7PEv24 folder. Run as admin the .cmd file.

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What will it do?
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16 May 2015   #15
SIW2

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It is in English also. You may need to select English, though it is automatic for me.

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16 May 2015   #16
SIW2

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The other thing , 7pev24 is for making windows 7 bootable winpe.

You don't need that right now.

Just run the cleanup. If you delete the msi installers, you won't be able to repair your msi programs, unless you have the original installation files for those programs.

Everything else it offers is fine to delete.
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16 May 2015   #17
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The other thing , 7pev24 is for making windows 7 bootable winpe.
So I need to run the winpe disk before being able to use dropbox app you posted?


You don't need that right now.

Just run the cleanup. If you delete the msi installers, you won't be able to repair your msi programs, unless you have the original installation files for those programs.

Everything else it offers is fine to delete.
But can we still uninstall them programs without the msi files?
All those files in the Installer folder right? (one of the biggest folders in windows directory.

I just had an idea...
Instead of deleting those MSI files..
I will just move the folder to another drive..
and do a symbolic/junction link to the folder

windows - "directory junction" vs "directory symbolic link"? - Super User
What do u think?

Will it work?



==
Just curious but how big is your ssd for c:\?
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17 May 2015   #18
margrave

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My thoughts: House-cleaning is fruitless. You delete this and that to conserve storage space. Then things grow ... and you're back to house-cleaning again. Unless you find and delete a BIG space-waster, you might find yourself stuck in that loop.

I think the best suggestion to move stuff to another drive. Move LOTS of stuff, especially stuff that won't benefit from living on the SSD. Like lots of videos. They don't need SSD performance.

If that's not possible, get a bigger SSD.
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17 May 2015   #19
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by margrave View Post
My thoughts: House-cleaning is fruitless. You delete this and that to conserve storage space. Then things grow ... and you're back to house-cleaning again. Unless you find and delete a BIG space-waster, you might find yourself stuck in that loop.

I think the best suggestion to move stuff to another drive. Move LOTS of stuff, especially stuff that won't benefit from living on the SSD. Like lots of videos. They don't need SSD performance.

If that's not possible, get a bigger SSD.
Please read my first posts and other posts..

I would like to get a 1TB but the price is still too expensive.

I have moved my entire
-installer folder to another drive.

I managed to recover 13 GB back.
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19 May 2015   #20
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Hidden + System Folder

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I don`t even see an installer folder in my windows folder, so I`ve no clue what that is.
It is a Hidden + System folder, so you have to change your "Folder Options" settings to see it.

Mine is using 4 GB of HDD space.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Just run the cleanup. If you delete the msi installers, you won't be able to repair your msi programs, unless you have the original installation files for those programs.
Just to clarify, if someone has all of their original installers (like I do) they can safely delete the entire contents of the "Installers" folder?
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