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Windows 7: Which files to delete from AppData folder


15 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Which files to delete from AppData folder

I need to clear some space from my System drive but the only place from where i can delete the files is AppData folder. But i am confused which files can i delete and from which i cant.
Can you pls give me some hint ?
Thanks !

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15 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Have you done a disk cleanup with the windows tool or with CCleaner?

I'm not sure I'd try deleting stuff directly from AppData.

Have you uninstalled unneeded programs?
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15 Oct 2011   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

I regularly delete Temp Files from Computer > C > Users > {name} > App Data > Local >Temp
via...
Start > Run > % temp% > Ok > Organize > Select all > Organize > Delete.
Note some files may NOT be able to be deleted but will ask you to SKIP them.
QED.

BTW Re Registry Cleaners...
If you do not have knowledge of the registry, then you would probably be better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.
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16 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for Reply !

i have:
  • uninstalled programs
  • ran ccleaner and glary utilities
  • cleaned up %temp% folder
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16 Oct 2011   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Thanks for reporting back!
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16 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Ccleaner is a reliable program to use. I think many people have been using it just fine. Can't say for other apps though.

Personally I am using it to clean up my network PCs regularly. Coupled with MyDefrag, my job is easier.
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18 Oct 2011   #7

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sahildave1991 View Post
I need to clear some space from my System drive but the only place from where i can delete the files is AppData folder. But i am confused which files can i delete and from which i cant.
Can you pls give me some hint ?
Thanks !
Some thoughts of the top =

Have you tried simple things setting a custom (smaller) size for the Recycle Bin ?

Is your drive partitioned? Have you tried expanding the size of your system drive partition wth Disk Manager or similar apps?

Do you have other drives/partitions on the computer that you can, for example set as the destination for IE temp files?

Have you gone thorugh all your application directories to looke for temp files that get created from installs and updates?
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18 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

One folder in particular is notorious for growing unchecked, namely
Quote:
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
This is where all the downloaded Windows updates since the beginning of time land (before they're installed), and they just keep on piling up.
It's perfectly safe to delete the contents of this folder, and there won't be any functional impact from doing so.
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18 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
One folder in particular is notorious for growing unchecked, namely
Quote:
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
This is where all the downloaded Windows updates since the beginning of time land (before they're installed), and they just keep on piling up.
It's perfectly safe to delete the contents of this folder, and there won't be any functional impact from doing so.
This was an excellent help...i got 2.73 GB by deleting this folder!!!
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18 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Now that's a lot!! Glad I could help, though.
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