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February 1, 2008 at 15:50:50
Specs: Vista, none

Hi to all.
What is the hidden folder "C:\ProgramData"?
Can I delete its contents?
I read somewhere~on the net I could delete part of it. Don't know what part thou.

Thanks.


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#1
February 1, 2008 at 17:17:27
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Any hidden directory is to be tampered with with caution. And just like the Windows directory, there may be files in the ProgramData directory that are safe to delete, but it is best to leave the directory alone if you do not know what to delete.

If you insist on deleting any file or folder from the directory, make sure you know what it is you are deleting.


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#2
February 1, 2008 at 19:27:14

I agree with Sabertooth. Program Data folder is one of Vista's forbidden zones administered by Windows Resources Protection mechanisms. If you value a stable operating systems, don't play with this folder.


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#3
February 11, 2008 at 08:07:28

Program Data folder is like the Local Settings folder in Windows XP, it's not for deleting, it cotains the setting of your installed programs. Any missed files in that directory it could lead to non-working programs.

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