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Is it safe to delete these massive files? Please answer!


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#1 ScarXL

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:03 AM

I haven't seen these files anywhere on my friends' PC and they are over 30 GB in size.

 

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Here is how much they occupy:

 

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Is it safe to click "Continue" and delete these files? Answer fast please.



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:59 AM

They are associated with the initial installation or updating of software, particularly from Microsoft - I've always deleted them to recover space without any adverse consequences. But it might mean that some software packages cannot be reverted to an earlier version, or a repair facility might no longer work and software need to be fully re-installed if it develops a fault. But I've never had that problem any time I've done it.


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#3 ScarXL

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 09:00 AM

Yeah, thanks for the answer.

 

I figured that too. I've deleted them and also some extra folders I don't need that were also over 2 GB, and now half of my total space is free space.

 

Thanks for answering again :)



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 09:02 AM

Which OS is he using. I had the same issues in Win 7 Home where strings like yours appeared on my C drive.

What I did was to copy the strings to new folder, to be on the safe side and then delete them. and then suck it and see.and  I had no problems. ff problems then occur the files can be restored.

I never provide advice to others without a full description of problems

He should really register with this forum and.post his own threads






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