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Clean Clutter Safely

XP SP3 Is it safe to delete READ ONLY empty files & folders in Windows Explorer unless "Access Denied" occurs?
C:\Program Files: 0 bytes, 0 files

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I think just leftovers from old installs/programs. Also similar folders in other places with 0 bytes; OK to just delete?

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Generally No!

Unless you are absolutely sure that these are Program folder left-overs from uninstalled software, I would leave well alone.

If you want to test, rename the program folders to 'somenameOld' and see if the system retains stability for a few days. If so, then remove them to the Recycle Bin for a week before deleting completely.

You just never know.

Mark

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Empty Folder Delete

Thank you! OK; they are just irritating, sitting there dozing away (I guess), getting in my way. BUT you never know with Windows.
I'll take your sound advice, let sleeping dogs alone.

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