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Is it safe to delete old .MSP & .MSI files?


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#1 yorocco7

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 12:02 PM

I’ve been trying to free up space on my C: because it’s always nearly full. I got rid of everything I could safely delete & I have 5.5 G of free space on a 100G drive.  I cut anything I could after I did a C: search for “Gigantic” files = 100MB+. I did the next one for “Huge” files <100MB. I got a ton of system files & stuff I don’t know about. There are a crap ton of them in the 20-60MB ranged that date back many years. Many of them are “AppleApplicationSupport.msi” & “iCloud64.msi” files.  I was curious if they were redundant or obsolete files & whether it's safe to delete some from circa 2010-12 etc. Or would that be a problem since they are system files? Thanks!


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 12:25 PM

Use the Disk Cleanup tool to remove redundant files.

 

Type disk cleanup in the Search programs and files box, then press enter.  Follow the prompts.

 

Please download Temp File Cleaner by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
 
1. Save any unsaved work. (TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!)
 
2. Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. 
 
3. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
 
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4.  After Temp Flie Cleaner has run, click on Exit.
 
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Please run AdwCleaner
 
Please download AdwCleaner and install it.
 
When AdwCleaner opens you will see an image like the one below.
 
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Click on Scan to start the scan.
 
Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.  
 
Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.  
 
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK.  The computer will be restarted to complete the cleaning process.
 
When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic.
 
 

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
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  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.
 
 

Edited by dc3, 13 November 2015 - 12:27 PM.

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