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Deleting something not in add/remove list


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#1 Siouxze

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:30 PM

Hi,
I have an old Windows XP, home edition. Mine is a Sony Vaio desktop, about 5-6 years old.
I reinstalled my C drive, just as I originally got it, because it had gotten junky and slow over the years.
On my desktop are icons I don't think I will be needing, such as Internet Access, AOL Broadband, AOL & Internet Free Trial, and Vaio Special Offers.
I don't see any of these in the Add/Remove Programs List. I know if I send the icon to the trash bin, that I am not deleting the actual file.
Should I follow the target path, (right click icon, properties, shortcut tab, target) can I go there and delete the folder? Will I have gotten it all? Is it safe?
On the Internet Access, whose target path is: "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Internet Access", I won't be deleting my ability to connect to the internet, will I? I use a local ISP provider.
Thanks for the help as I try to clean up unwanted things that are taking up room.
Siouxze in TX

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 04:05 PM

I haven't tried it myself but this utility is on 46 best XP freeware list
decrapifier

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 05:00 PM

Hmm. I actually downloaded this a couple of years ago, but was quite unsure how to manage the results. Perhaps I should look at it again.

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:24 PM

I downloaded and used the decrapifier, and not only did it get rid of the things I mentioned, but I also used it to get rid of a few other items. It freed up 6% of my C drive space.
Thanks for the suggestion!

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:31 PM

I downloaded and used the decrapifier, and not only did it get rid of the things I mentioned, but I also used it to get rid of a few other items. It freed up 6% of my C drive space.
Thanks for the suggestion!


You're welcome. If it worked so well for you maybe I should check it out myself. :thumbsup:

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