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Windows 7: Deleting files in Windows Explorer Search

19 Feb 2019   #1
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Deleting files in Windows Explorer Search

Hi


Probably a stupid question, but just wanted to make double sure!


I just found out that I have 20,000+ files and folders in my Search folder in Windows Explorer.


i don't need these, so I was about to delete them, and then I had a sinking feeling that unlike shortcuts, this might actually delete the files from their original home.


Is it ok to delete these files and folders in the Search folder?


Thanks


PS: Anywhere else I can delete files from manually to speed up the PC? I don't want to use any auto tools or cleaners. I want to know exactly was is deleted. (I removed temp files already, thanks)


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19 Feb 2019   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Don't delete anything.
The files and folders aren't shortcuts. They are a direct link to the files and folders.

To clean up your computer use Disk Cleanup (%windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe) or install and run CCleaner (CCleaner)
Under CCleaner un set all options under Options - settings.
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19 Feb 2019   #3
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Don't delete anything.
The files and folders aren't shortcuts. They are a direct link to the files and folders.

To clean up your computer use Disk Cleanup (%windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe) or install and run CCleaner (CCleaner)
Under CCleaner un set all options under Options - settings.

OK Thanks a lot
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20 Feb 2019   #4
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

What's the Search folder? Would that be MyUserName>Searches>Everywhere ?
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