what to do with these folders

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by harshagarwal, Jul 7, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. harshagarwal

    harshagarwal New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2003
    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I want to know what is the use of the folder(s)
    1)Common files &
    2)Unistall information

    These are found under Program files.these folder are taking 250 MB of my harddisk space. Can I delete these folder to free my harddisk space.
     
  2. anusoni

    anusoni New Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chandigarh
    both are system folders that u should'nt touch...
    Common files are where the system files common to most software are stored...like files which are common to office (I think)
    uninstall information is exactly what it says...it stores uninstall information for installed software !
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    they r red hot dont touch them or ur pc may go doomed!!!
     
  4. techno_funky

    techno_funky da' Ťurntable ruleth

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2003
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Mumbai
    yaa me when was NEW TO comp's
    deleted the uninstall info
    THERE ON CUDNT DEINSTALL ANY PROGRAM
     
  5. Prashray

    Prashray New Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Locating....Locating....Access Denied!
    Deleting them may cause chaos on your PC.
     
  6. ice

    ice New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2003
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mumbai
    Common files has stuff from Norton, Adobe etc etc..

    And uninstall info is info needed to uninstall programs like program paths etc.

    Dont mess with them.
     
  7. techie_it

    techie_it New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rite Here !!!!
    Deleteling...the Common File may result in uncorrect working of the software or the software would not even start(incase.some DLL File is Missin).,.....and Deleting..Uninstall information would not allow you to unstall the software properly..............

    SO Y DO U WANT TO TOUCH THOSE STUFF huh??

    Keep :D
     
  8. [deXter]

    [deXter] New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2003
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mumbai
    If you want to free up your drive space, you might try deleting/moving your C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder

    Also if you installed SP1 manually, then you'll also have an i386 folder which is safe to delete
     
  9. cooljeba

    cooljeba The Photoshop Guy

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    On Your monitor!
    ya,
    Don't mess up with those folders.????
    K just free up your temporary folder's free.
    ..:: peace ::..
    Jeba
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page