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#1 Richard ken

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:00 AM

I have a question, when i did this procedure(1. Set windows to show hidden files:
How to see hidden files in Windows) I found a lot of stuff that i remember uninstalling them, is it okay if i delete the useless program that i don't use anymore?

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:29 AM

If you are absolutely certain you uninstalled the programs, you can safely delete the folders.
However, if you are the slightest bit hesitant, MOVE the folders to another place on your computer. After a few days, with no issues popping up, delete them.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:33 AM

Okay i think i'll try that.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 10:55 AM

Generally speaking, the only hidden files in XP are system files.

I don't think it's wise to uninstall system files.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-see-hidden-files-in-windows/

I tend to question the validity of the comment regarding spyware, malware, etc. which masquerade as system files...other than the fact that we all know (don't we) that malware of any kind can masquerade as system files by changing a letter or two, thereby can be mistaken as system files to those who don't really pay attention to the filename.

Just my opinion...

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 12:19 PM

Drive C/Documents and Settings/Your user name/Application Data-which is a hidden folder.
We don't know WHERE the hidden files mentioned by Richard ken are-but if uninstalled programs show up in Application Data they can be safely deleted. I've never had any issues when I've deleted the folders from App Data.
You will usually see leftovers from things uninstalled in Program Files.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:15 PM

Drive C/Documents and Settings/Your user name/Application Data-which is a hidden folder.
We don't know WHERE the hidden files mentioned by Richard ken are-but if uninstalled programs show up in Application Data they can be safely deleted. I've never had any issues when I've deleted the folders from App Data.
You will usually see leftovers from things uninstalled in Program Files.

I have a question can i delete stuff in C/program files which are hidden? There were a lot of useless program that i uninstalled back then.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:29 PM

In general, if you delete stuff from the Program Files folder - you won't be able to run the programs, to include the uninstaller. Otherwise there shouldn't be any issues with it.
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Posted 09 March 2008 - 09:48 PM

Okay thanks i was just making sure that i wont make my computer go wackoo.




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