What files/folders can safely be removed?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by imacken, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. imacken

    imacken Guest

    After install, are there any files or folders that can be removed, e.g.
    $INPLACE.. or $WINDOWS.~Q?
    imacken, Jul 16, 2006
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    Leen Guest

    Given the fact they start with $ but you see them, you've probably set the
    normally hidden files/directories to be showed.
    It's never a good idea to remove hidden files/directories. Especaially
    deauflt OS-ones. Unless you have a very good reason (I cannot think of one
    apart of HD-space taken, which is nowadays never a good reason for stripping
    default Operationg System directories/files).


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    Leen, Jul 16, 2006
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    Peter M Guest

    Actually those folders shouldn't even be there, they get deleted by windows
    at the end of the install. That they are there means vista didn't install
    cleanly. And yes they can be safely deleted.
    Peter M, Jul 16, 2006
  4. imacken

    imacken Guest

    OK, I'm hitting the delete button now!!

    imacken, Jul 16, 2006
  5. imacken

    imacken Guest

    Well, I tried to remove them, but I get a 'Security Issue' type warning
    saying that I don't have permission. I am the administrator and the only user.
    I get this quite often, could it be to do with switching off UAC?
    imacken, Jul 16, 2006
  6. You're lucky. When I tried that, I disappeared! :)
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 17, 2006
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