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I386

by Nova-Ghost / October 10, 2009 4:17 AM PDT

What is the folder I386 (C:\I386)? Also, is it safe to remove? I have a Windows XP Media Center by Acer.

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It's a copy
by Jimmy Greystone / October 10, 2009 4:23 AM PDT
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It's a copy of the Windows install CD more or less. You can remove it, but it might hinder a few non-critical things if you do.

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More info
by windyriver / October 10, 2009 5:04 AM PDT
In reply to: It's a copy

C:\i386
The i386 folder holds the files used to install, repair, modify, update and rebuild Windows. Though these files are also located on your Windows installation CD (if you have one), I recommend you not delete anything located here. Deleting these files won?t recover much room, and the convenience of having the files there save a lot of time for us techie-types. (The contents of the i386 folder can commonly be found in the folder at C:\Windows\Options\Cabs. This Windows "cabs" folder is essentially the same as the i386 folder.)

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