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Do I delete second Programmes?

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#1 Paulrenno


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:31 AM

On my Vista laptop, when I click on Start, then All Programmes, it obviously gives me a list of all the programmes, but ive noticed theres a folder there called 'Programmes' and when I click on that to open it up, all my programmes are there as well. Is it safe to delete that one, as its listing the programmes twice?

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#2 Allan


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:51 AM

They're just shortcuts. Yes, you can delete the folder if you like - you won't be deleting the actual programs.

BTW, questions such as yours are yet another reason I'm such a strong proponent of EVERYONE using disc imaging software. If you create an image of your drive first and save it to an off-disc medium (preferably a second drive) you can do anything you like within Windows without fear. If you end up messing up you just restore the image you created and you're back where you were before you made any changes.

Edited by Allan, 01 February 2013 - 07:58 AM.

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