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Files safe to delete in Windows Vista

  1. #1


    Mike Guest

    Files safe to delete in Windows Vista

    In Windows XP we had files that could be safely deleted. These were the
    contents of the "C:\Documents and Settings\User\LocalSettings\Temp" and"
    C:\Documents and Settings\User\LocalSettings\Temporary Internet Files" and
    maybe even the "C:\windows\prefetch" (though probably unnecessary) folders.

    What about in Windows Vista? LocalSettings and the directory seems to have
    changed. There are now folders like Local, LocalLow and Roaming. Where are
    the folder whose contents are safe to delete? Here is a list that I don't
    know of it is safe to delete or not.

    C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Temp
    C:\Windows\Temp
    C:\Windows\Logs
    C:\perflogs

    Please note that these above listed are for Vista.

    I would really appreciate of you can tell me whether the listed folder above
    are Safe to Delete. Also if there are any other files or folders that I don't
    know about that is safe to delete.

    Regards,

    Mike

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  3. #2


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Files safe to delete in Windows Vista

    Yes, but I recommend you do it through the Disk Cleanup utility and ensure
    that you do not delete things like Office Installation files if you don't
    have immediate access to your Office installation disk.
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    "Mike" <Mike@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:38174081-84A0-418C-B83E-422D1DE3B121@xxxxxx
    > In Windows XP we had files that could be safely deleted. These were the
    > contents of the "C:\Documents and Settings\User\LocalSettings\Temp" and"
    > C:\Documents and Settings\User\LocalSettings\Temporary Internet Files" and
    > maybe even the "C:\windows\prefetch" (though probably unnecessary)
    > folders.
    >
    > What about in Windows Vista? LocalSettings and the directory seems to have
    > changed. There are now folders like Local, LocalLow and Roaming. Where are
    > the folder whose contents are safe to delete? Here is a list that I don't
    > know of it is safe to delete or not.
    >
    > C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Temp
    > C:\Windows\Temp
    > C:\Windows\Logs
    > C:\perflogs
    >
    > Please note that these above listed are for Vista.
    >
    > I would really appreciate of you can tell me whether the listed folder
    > above
    > are Safe to Delete. Also if there are any other files or folders that I
    > don't
    > know about that is safe to delete.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Mike

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  4. #3


    Engel Guest

    RE: Files safe to delete in Windows Vista

    Hello Mike,

    With Vista Premium I use the Disk Cleanup utility.

    Also
    Go to Start > Run, enter %temp% and click on OK Delete all the files that
    you find there.
    Go to Start > Run, enter %windir%\temp and click on OK Delete all the files
    that you find there.
    Go to Start > Run, enter %systemroot%\temp and click on OK Delete all the
    files that you find there.
    Go to Start > Run, enter prefetch and click on OK Delete all the files that
    you find there.

    Clean the cache for Internet Explorer, cookies, etc etc.

    And final
    Use Ccleaner <http://www.ccleaner.com>
    If Windows Defender is utilized go to Applications, under Utilities uncheck
    "Windows Defender".

    Tip: Mr.G recommend using the default checked boxes and running Advanced
    maybe once a month or so
    It is fine to have things ticked in SYSTEM, but it would not be advisable to
    tick anything in Advanced unless you are sure what you are doing.
    CCleaner Beginner's Guide
    http://www.internetrotsyourbrain.com...eginnersguide/
    On the left side, click on the Contentes menu for more information.


    I never have any trouble

    Good luck
    - - ---


    "Mike" wrote:
    > In Windows XP we had files that could be safely deleted. These were the
    > contents of the "C:\Documents and Settings\User\LocalSettings\Temp" and"
    > C:\Documents and Settings\User\LocalSettings\Temporary Internet Files" and
    > maybe even the "C:\windows\prefetch" (though probably unnecessary) folders.
    >
    > What about in Windows Vista? LocalSettings and the directory seems to have
    > changed. There are now folders like Local, LocalLow and Roaming. Where are
    > the folder whose contents are safe to delete? Here is a list that I don't
    > know of it is safe to delete or not.
    >
    > C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Temp
    > C:\Windows\Temp
    > C:\Windows\Logs
    > C:\perflogs
    >
    > Please note that these above listed are for Vista.
    >
    > I would really appreciate of you can tell me whether the listed folder above
    > are Safe to Delete. Also if there are any other files or folders that I don't
    > know about that is safe to delete.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Mike

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Andrew Rossmann Guest

    Re: Files safe to delete in Windows Vista

    In article <38174081-84A0-418C-B83E-422D1DE3B121@xxxxxx>,
    Mike@xxxxxx says...
    > In Windows XP we had files that could be safely deleted. These were the
    > contents of the "C:\Documents and Settings\User\LocalSettings\Temp" and"
    > C:\Documents and Settings\User\LocalSettings\Temporary Internet Files" and
    > maybe even the "C:\windows\prefetch" (though probably unnecessary) folders.
    >
    > What about in Windows Vista? LocalSettings and the directory seems to have
    > changed. There are now folders like Local, LocalLow and Roaming. Where are
    > the folder whose contents are safe to delete? Here is a list that I don't
    > know of it is safe to delete or not.
    >
    > C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Temp
    > C:\Windows\Temp
    > C:\Windows\Logs
    > C:\perflogs
    >
    > Please note that these above listed are for Vista.
    I wouldn't delete the prefetch info. That is used by Windows to help it
    load files faster by keeping track of how they are read (not all files
    are read sequentially.)

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