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Cleaning Computer with Wise Disk Cleaner

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#1 maki2012


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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:39 PM

I've heard some complaints of Wise Disk Cleaner deleting things that shouldn't be deleted. I've stayed away from the ones marked in yellow (caution) and are only checking the ones marked in green (safe to delete). It pulls up a ton of .manifests from the C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Downloads folder related to my AMD processor (specific: amd64_numbers and letters_numbers and letters_#.#.#.#_none_numbers and letters.manifest). Are these safe to delete? Says it is a Windows Update Source and seem to be taking up a lot of room on my HDD.


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Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:57 PM

Normally it's not wise ( :huh: ) to delete stuff just because a program tells you to.

But, in this case, it may be correct.
BUT...Deleting the contents of the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder is a fix for Windows Update issues.
BUT...You can't delete the entire contents of the folder without stopping the Windows Update Service
AND...This will remove your update history so the next Windows Update will take quite a while
Beyond that, I'm not sure of the consequences - so I'd suggest the advice in this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/42143/how-to-safely-delete-a-file-if-you-dont-know-if-you-need-it/
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