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Unused System32 Files


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#1 wishmd

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:25 PM

Over time, as I delete programs and applications, the uninstall asks if I want to delete of leave certain files on System32. Since I don't know if other programs are using these file, I always tell Uninstall to leave them there. There must be a large number of these unused files there now.

Is there software that analyses this and removes unused files?

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:42 PM

I would leave'em. That's one folder you don't want to start deleting files from unless you know what your doing. For this I wouldn't trust any program to advise on what to delete..
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:55 PM

OTOH, I always delete them :thumbsup:.

Haven't noticed a problem in 10 years of doing this.

Typically, this question comes up regarding shared files. I've never had to reinstall either a program file or any Windows files because of my approach.

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Edited by hamluis, 15 January 2008 - 05:47 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 05:02 PM

OK, I'll just leave them alone... and will henceforth delete them during uninstall. Thanks for the advice.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 05:11 PM

Deleting them during an uninstall would be fine.
I wouldn't go in there afterwards not knowing or remembering what file belonged to what program and start hacking away.
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