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Can I delete exe. or setup files?

by cpnfantstk / August 24, 2005 11:12 AM PDT

I am trying to cleanup my windows me p4 computer. I have alot of exe and setup files from various programs I have downloaded from cnet. Can I delete these files without affecting the programs they pertain to. Thanks.

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If the .exe files are the self extracting files
by Ray Harinec / August 24, 2005 11:29 AM PDT

that were used to install the program, and you want to keep the program, why not save them to a CD as a backup? Then, in the event you have to reinstall them if something goes wrong with the present hard drive you won't have to search and download them again.

Probably need to address each set up file separately.

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Cpn, Yep, Installer Files Can Safely Be Deleted...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 24, 2005 12:35 PM PDT

...but as Ray stated, it's not a bad idea to save them to a CD for later use if necessary. I tend to save them for "recovery" purposes, as a backup, for installation later in case the computer takes a dump.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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