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Can I delete subfolders in Win2k Pro?
July 20, 2004 9:27 AM   Subscribe

I'm running my system under win2k Pro. In my OS folder are a bunch of subfolders with names like $NtUninstallKB810217$ Any reason not to delete them? I could really use the reclaimed drive-space (nb: I googled, and found links, but all want money to view the answer. How very un-askme!)
posted by Fupped Duck to Computers & Internet (1 answer total)
 
Those folders are backups of dlls etc. that Windows makes when it installs a patch (your example, KB810217, is this patch). You'll probably find that a few more of those folders have appeared each time you use Windows Update.

They're safe to delete, unless you want to be able to uninstall patches (which you might want to do occasionally, as patches have been known to break things).
posted by reklaw at 10:22 AM on July 20, 2004


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