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Windows Update folders.

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Converge, 6 Jul 2006.

  1. Converge

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,606

    Hey guys,

    I've got loads of these folders in my Windows folder, each have a name along the lines of $NtUninstallwmp11$ etc..
    The writing is also in blue, are these needed still or can they be deleted safely, just curious as im tidying my windows folder up a bit! :)
    And also there are log files for each update folder, in notepad format, can these be removed?
    Thanks in advance for any help.

    :D
     
  2. doran1801

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Apr 2006

    Posts: 704

    Location: Nottingham

    i also have oads of these, i think that they are temp files and can be removed, but i might be better to wait for a definate answer
     
  3. Converge

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,606

    Anyone able to help us out here? :)
     
  4. bitslice

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    Joined: 18 May 2006

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    yep, all folders of type :

    c:\windows\$NtUninstall----$

    can be deleted. they are just uninstall files for MS patches

    If your all updates went OK, and your system is stable then there is no need to uninstall the patches, so you can delete them.


    ...why do you want to tidy a system folder to regain 500Mb ?
     
  5. squiffy

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    Joined: 17 Mar 2006

    Posts: 9,155

    Yup I delete them no problems. Several hundred MB saved. Also delete files in your

    C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Local Settings\Temp

    and clear out temporary internet files (update can install download copy to here also)
     
  6. Converge

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,606

    I take it that means the log files located outside of the folders them selves can be deleted too?

    Thanks for your help thus far guys, been great :)
     
  7. bitslice

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    Joined: 18 May 2006

    Posts: 9,041

    all these can go :

    KB######.log
    *.tmp
    *.bak

    .