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What files and folders can I delete from my C drive?

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July 28, 2014 1:25:11 PM

Hi all!

I'm trying to clear out any clutter on my computer that I can. On my C drive there are a few files and folders that I'm wondering about: Are certain ones safe to delete?

Here's a screenshot of my C drive folder:



The one's that I am hoping I can delete:

- AMD
-Intel
-Microsoft Toolkit
- the text doc titled "csb"
- the text doc titled "Install"

The other five I know belong for sure.

Any help confirming what is safe to delete would be greatly appreciated! Thanks a lot!

PS. I can provide more info if need be as to the contents, but I figured these might be common enough folders to where people would be familiar with them.

EDIT: Okay I guess I'll provide more info beforehand:

AMD



Intel



Microsoft Toolkit



csb



Install

July 28, 2014 3:04:40 PM

No don't delete them!! You can delete something from Program Files or Program Files(x86) for example but no every folder...
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July 28, 2014 3:37:58 PM

You can safely delete the csb and the install text files. They are log files which are like a Windows record of something, and by the looks of them are logs of installations that you really have no need for. Although if your looking at getting some more space the simple text files are very small and don't make a difference; the only reason to delete them would be to reduce clutter. DO NOT delete AMD or Intel. Both are related to your hardware, and look like software and/or drivers for hardware. Microsoft Toolkit is important to keep because of the fact that you have a pirated version of Windows, if anything happens to your Windows to deactivate it all you need is the toolkit (I also have a pirated version, so I'am speaking from experience). If you want to take this further you could send me some pics of your desktop, in the libraries folders for example Music, Documents and such, your downloads folder, your A: drive and maybe also the uninstall page in the control panel. If you send me those I can help you eliminate unnecessary files and temp files such as cookies and such that have no business being on your computer.

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July 29, 2014 11:42:39 AM

EndGamerGuy said:
You can safely delete the csb and the install text files. They are log files which are like a Windows record of something, and by the looks of them are logs of installations that you really have no need for. Although if your looking at getting some more space the simple text files are very small and don't make a difference; the only reason to delete them would be to reduce clutter. DO NOT delete AMD or Intel. Both are related to your hardware, and look like software and/or drivers for hardware. Microsoft Toolkit is important to keep because of the fact that you have a pirated version of Windows, if anything happens to your Windows to deactivate it all you need is the toolkit (I also have a pirated version, so I'am speaking from experience). If you want to take this further you could send me some pics of your desktop, in the libraries folders for example Music, Documents and such, your downloads folder, your A: drive and maybe also the uninstall page in the control panel. If you send me those I can help you eliminate unnecessary files and temp files such as cookies and such that have no business being on your computer.



Thanks for the help, I deleted the csb and install files.

I'm a bit confused about the Microsoft Toolkit folder. I did try a windows activator, but I wasn't sure if it worked, and then I entered a code I had lying around and that code successfully activated. I'm not entirely sure if my Windows is pirated or not as a result. I think it's genuine. Inside the Microsoft Toolkit folder there's only one file that's 0 bytes. Don't see how that'd help me out, think I can delete it considering the circumstances?

Also, I have an AMD processor and AMD GPU, is there any way this Intel folder could still be important to me? It's fine if you're not sure, just figured it was worth asking.
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July 29, 2014 3:11:13 PM

Did you install Windows yourself?? If so how? The file extension for the file inside the Toolkit folder is .xml, that is a file that will usually bring you to a webpage. Most likely to the website where you can download the Toolkit. Still best not to delete it without knowing more. As for the Intel folder, as you have an AMD CPU and GPU it most likely isn't that important, but there is still a reason it is there. Take a screenshot of inside the "IntelICCS" file just so I can be sure.
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July 29, 2014 3:35:51 PM

EndGamerGuy said:
Did you install Windows yourself?? If so how? The file extension for the file inside the Toolkit folder is .xml, that is a file that will usually bring you to a webpage. Most likely to the website where you can download the Toolkit. Still best not to delete it without knowing more. As for the Intel folder, as you have an AMD CPU and GPU it most likely isn't that important, but there is still a reason it is there. Take a screenshot of inside the "IntelICCS" file just so I can be sure.


I installed off a disc and tried the code from my old PC -- it didn't take it although it was valid. I tried a windows activator; got halfway through and stopped (couldn't really tell you at what stage) and decided against using it, partially because I didn't like the idea anyway and partially because it tried installing a bunch of adware on my PC. I found another old code I had for Windows, tried it and it worked.

I'm thinking the Toolkit is the remnants from the partial running of the activator. I tried opening it in Chrome and IE, both brought up a blank page. Chrome said "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it."

Here is the screenshot of the IntelICCS file:



Thanks again for the responses
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July 29, 2014 3:53:14 PM

If you never used the Toolkit and used a legitimate key then there is no reason to keep the Toolkit folder you can safely delete it. The Intel file is a log file, you can safely delete the entire folder. If you ever want to take things farther and want to clean your system effectively and tune it up, just PM me.
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July 29, 2014 3:54:04 PM

Hope I helped :D 
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July 29, 2014 4:04:41 PM

EndGamerGuy said:
Hope I helped :D 


You did! I appreciate the offer for more decluttering help. I may just take you up on it some day! Thanks again :) 
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July 29, 2014 4:16:49 PM

No problem, and your welcome :D 
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July 29, 2014 4:30:19 PM

Thoughts for the future:
A wise old geek once told me: "If you didn't create it, don't delete it" (Unless you are really, really, really sure.)
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July 29, 2014 9:00:50 PM

I understand you completely, but I was sure.
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