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Redundant copies of Programs on the system

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#1 adamsmith070


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Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:10 AM


Microsoft 2000 and later stores programs in %root%\Program Files\
Now for each user on the system it seems to store copies of the programs [once used] again in
%root%\Documents and Settings\<<user name>>\Application Data\Application\

Are they really necessary, and how can I be rid of them?


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#2 steelysteelers23


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Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:01 PM

I don't think those files are used for the same purpose. Program files stores the basics to actually run the program while what's stored in Application Data is what is custom on the program to that specific user.

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