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Windows 7: Delete C:\Windows\Media files...?

22 Oct 2010   #1
guntherfurlong

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 
Delete C:\Windows\Media files...?

I am wanting to get rid of the default sound files in Windows 7 in the C:\Windows\Media folder... I seem to be locked out.. needing permission.

How do I delete it? Tq


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22 Oct 2010   #2
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guntherfurlong View Post
I am wanting to get rid of the default sound files in Windows 7 in the C:\Windows\Media folder... I seem to be locked out.. needing permission.

How do I delete it? Tq
i believe that it is not possible to delete those files b/c they are factory installed folders
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23 Oct 2010   #3
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Do NOT delete those files! For crying out loud... you can simply turn off and replace any and all sound effects reproduced by Windows.

Click the start orb and type in "sounds", then choose System Sounds from the list of search results. In the list of Sound Schemes just choose "no sounds", or make a new one and assign your own audio clips.
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25 Oct 2010   #4
guntherfurlong

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Do NOT delete those files! For crying out loud... you can simply turn off and replace any and all sound effects reproduced by Windows.
Click the start orb and type in "sounds", then choose System Sounds from the list of search results. In the list of Sound Schemes just choose "no sounds", or make a new one and assign your own audio clips.

The reason why I wanna delete them if because I don't need them. I don't use sounds for my themes, never did since previous incarnations of Windows.

:-D
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25 Oct 2010   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Just turn it off as suggested by Gornot.

You may cause registry problems and will be on the BSOD section wondering why nothing works right and you will be doing a Win 7 reinstall.

Mike
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25 Oct 2010   #6
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Exactly, thanks for the clarification, Mike.

And that's not all, the worst case scenario may be that you screw up the registry and/or the whole installation of Windows. The least of your problems would be an error code window appearing each time Windows needs to play a sound and the file is not there. Another problem could be loading themes downloaded from Microsoft or even third party themes downloaded from sites like deviantART.

I understand that you don't need it, but the system does
If you need to clear some HDD space, there are other resources you can get rid of, hehe
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28 Oct 2010   #7
guntherfurlong

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Ah life was so simple with Windows XP/Vista.... :-D ..

thansk for yer help
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08 Apr 2015   #8
KashAlot

64
 
 

Hello to everyone,
I'm sorry to bring this topic back again, but I was about to delete media folder and saw these strong words not to do this.
I just want to make sure: I shouldn't delete media folder even if I don't use any sounds and any themes (MS or third party) and I'm not going to use sounds or themes in future?
In that case, what can system look for in media folder? In other words: how can it fluence on
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
the whole installation of Windows
or registry?
Thank you for answers in advence!
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