Re: Are these safe to throw out?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Richard, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Stephanie wrote:>>

    > Hi, I am looking for things to throw out, since my hard drive is getting
    > full. I use Windows 98SE and MIE 5.5. I don't care about my browser
    > history or cache. Are any of these safe to throw out? I found these using
    > "Find File"


    > AcroRd32 - C:\Windows\TEMP\pftC0E3~TEMP\Reader - 3,781KB - Application


    YES safe to delete. Delete all temp files.

    > LW_8.6.1.smi.bin - C:\Windows\Desktop\New Folder (2) - 2,098KB - BIN File


    Most likely safe since it went into "new folder(2)".


    > Vmx86_01 - C:\Windows Update Setup Files - 2,408KB - Cabinet


    No. Keep it.

    > Mdac_ie5 - C:\Windows Update Setup Files - 2,242KB - Cabinet

    No. Keep it.

    > netscape.hst - C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles ... - 4,804KB
    > - HST File


    Shouldn't hurt to delete, netscape will just recreate a new one when needed.

    > index.dat - C:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 - 2,048KB -
    > DAT file


    Impossible to delete. Windows will recreate a new one on next boot.

    > data1 - C:\Logitemp - 8,547KB - Cabinet


    Not certain. Keep it for now.

    > 8a79 - C:\Windows\Temp - 4,699KB - Windows Installer Package


    Yes. delete it.

    > DXdiag - C:\Windows\System - 2,004KB - Application

    No. System file is required by windows.

    > GM.dls - C:\Windows\System 32\Drivers - 3,361KB - DLS File

    probably should keep it.

    > Prhz7b3r - C:\Windows\Java\Packages - 5,616KB - Aladdin Stuffit Archive

    Not certain but possibly safe to delete.

    > Adobe Reader 6.0 - C:\Windows\Cache\Adobe Reader 6.0\ENUBIG - 2,198KB -
    > Windows Installer Package


    > Data 1 - C:\Windows\Cache\Adobe Reader 6.0\ENUBIG - 23,334KB - Cabinet


    Keep all adobe files.

    > filter.dat - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus - 2,985KB - DAT File

    probably a source file for virus protection, keep it.


    > thanks!


    > Stephanie
     
    Richard, Aug 23, 2003
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