files and directories that we can delete to improve Windows

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  1. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I want to know want kind of files and what directories of c:\windows\ should we can delete to remove the junk in our computer and improve the speed of Windows?

    Do you know some website that have all this information?

    Program?

    This are the files and directories that I use to remove:

    Files:
    *.tmp
    *.bak
    *.---
    *.syd
    *.old
    *.gid
    *.??~
    *.~*
    ~*.*
    mscreate.dir
    *.--
    *.$$$
    *.$db
    *.*~
    *.?$?
    *.??$
    *.?~?
    *.^
    *.___
    *._dd
    *._detmp
    *._mp
    *.1st
    *.aps
    *.bk?
    *.chk
    *.cpy
    *.dmp
    *.err
    *.fic
    *.fnd
    *.ftg
    *.fts
    *.ilk
    *.MS
    *.nav
    *.ncb
    *.nch
    *.nu3
    *.pch
    *.prv
    *.sdi
    *.sik
    *.spc
    *.swp
    *.t*mp*
    *.temp
    *.wbk
    *__ofidx*.*
    0*.nch
    0o_Oo_O?.nch
    anti-vir.dat
    chklist.*
    duplist
    ffastun.*
    iebak.dat
    modemdet.txt
    pspbrwse.jbf
    scandisk.log
    suhdlog.dat
    system.1st
    thumbs.db
    twaino_O.mtx

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  2. f123

    f123 Guest

    I'd say the followings are safe to delete:

    *.---
    *.*
    *.bak
    *.bmp
    *.chk
    *.log...Use in W2K...clear data in log file only
    *.old
    *.prv
    *.tmp...Use in W2K
    *.wbk
    ~$*.doc

    That said, removing these items will reduce the size of your HD, but shouldn't improve the speed of windows. A corrupt registry is usually the root cause of most speed issues (assuming no virus and spyware in the HD). Use the free version of JV16 to clean up the registry. You can also manually scrub the registry if you are competent in this department.

    Always image the OS or create a back up of the registry prior to working with the registry file.

    F.
     
  3. Arin

    Arin Registered Member

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    dear VaMPiRiC_CRoW, its a long list and i'm very lazy. still i'd like to point out that some Adobe plugins have this .SYD extension, .CHK is file recovered my scandisk, system.1ST has the registry settings when your installed your OS. this is sometimes usefull if you want to recover your registry. those .CPY files are used by system restore, .DMP files are memory dumps and sometimes important, .SWP is your swap file, anti-vir.dat and chklst.* sounds important. don't delete the dllcache folder.
     
  4. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    I've change to this files, these are more safe to remove, and I never had problem with my first list...:

    *.---
    *.$$$
    *.$db
    *.??$
    *.??~
    *.___
    *._mp
    *.~*
    *.~mp
    *.bak
    *.chk
    *.db$
    *.dmp
    *.ftg
    *.fts
    *.gid
    *.old
    *.prv
    *.syd
    *.temp
    *.tmp
    ~*.*
    chklist.*
    mscreate.dir

    Why cannot delete the dllcache folder?
     
  5. f123

    f123 Guest

    Need to disable windows file protection before removing all items in dll cache.

    Click on Start, Run type in regedit (Or regedt32) & hit Enter.
    Open the following registry key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon].
    In the right hand pane, Modify/Add a New DWORD Value Right click entitled SFCDisable.
    Enter a value of ffffff9d (Hexadecimal) to disable WFP.
    Reboot for the changes to take effect.

    F.
     
  6. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    I can delete the files ;)

    I'm only asking to the AMRX, why he don't recommend to delete the files in the "dllcache" folder...
     
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