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Deleting Wallpaper and Screensaver's


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:22 AM

I have M.E. and am curious as to how I would delete unwanted wallpaper and screensaver's that came with my system. I'm thinking that it would free up much needed space.
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Posted 13 October 2004 - 10:38 AM

Wallpaper is found in Windows/Web/Wallpaper--- not sure where screensavers are located. I doubt that you will free up much space either place unless you have downloaded a lot of extra stuff over time. You might want to investigate deleting unneeded fonts. If you Google, you will find lists of those you need to retain; others may be eliminated.
If you have not done so, search your HD for any files with .zip extensions; many applications are downloaded as a zip file, then extracted, but the orginal zip file remains on the hard drive unless you delete it right away.
If you use disk cleanup, take a look at the tab "more options." There are some Windows components you can uninstall (see the first box) to free up a little space. Click on "clean up" to see these. Chances are you can uncheck desktop themes and accessibility features.




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Posted 13 October 2004 - 11:03 AM

I am reading wih interest! I have lots of zipped up files that I want gone. But, is there a way to delete them w/o unzipping each one individually. :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 October 2004 - 12:52 PM

EdBee,
You shouldn't have to unzip to delete. Just right click the file, then click Delete.
I would copy all the zipped files to a disk, before deleting them. That way, if you ever need to reinstall the programs, you won't have to re-download them.
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Posted 13 October 2004 - 09:03 PM

Thanks for the help jgweed!
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Posted 13 October 2004 - 11:23 PM

Wallpaper files are found in the c:\windows folder
Screen savers are found in the c:\windows\system folder
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Posted 13 October 2004 - 11:26 PM

Hi delta dart Welcome to B.C. And thanks for the info.
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