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Files and Folders in C:\Windows

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by B, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. B

    B Flightless Bird

    I'm trying to conserve space on a small HD on a laptop, and would like to
    know if I can remove the following files and directories.

    1) Numerous files and folders in C:/WINDOWS with various names that have
    modified dates going back to the
    installation date of XP.


    C:/WINDOWS\$hf_mig$\KB873333

    C:/WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstallIDNMitigationAPIs$

    C:/WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB835732$


    2) There are numerous files and folders in the
    'C:/WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\' directory with long
    alphanumeric names ( examples are shown below)

    C:/WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\23e79e5fb28793d8cb1c2055b0d8dcb9

    2e85649f259ec770e7f40b35df1f39f9518d56fa (a file with no extension)

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Brad
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "B" <brad_roberts@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
    news:DBW7o.60876$4B7.3724@newsfe16.iad...
    > I'm trying to conserve space on a small HD on a laptop, and would like to
    > know if I can remove the following files and directories.
    >
    > 1) Numerous files and folders in C:/WINDOWS with various names that have
    > modified dates going back to the
    > installation date of XP.
    >
    >
    > C:/WINDOWS\$hf_mig$\KB873333
    >
    > C:/WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstallIDNMitigationAPIs$
    >
    > C:/WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB835732$
    >
    >
    > 2) There are numerous files and folders in the
    > 'C:/WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\' directory with long
    > alphanumeric names ( examples are shown below)
    >
    >
    > C:/WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\23e79e5fb28793d8cb1c2055b0d8dcb9
    >
    > 2e85649f259ec770e7f40b35df1f39f9518d56fa (a file with no extension)
    >
    > Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Brad


    Conserving space by selectively removing some folders is a band-aid
    solution. You will be back where you started in no time at all. Installing a
    larger disk would be much more effective and costs surprisingly little.
     

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