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    I would like to know if all .zip files can be deleted.

    I did a search on my PC and there were 456 zip files. To name a few, there was ProcessList.zip 4,303 kb put there by Super AntiSpyware.
    And tons that belonged to Webroot Spy Sweeper. Those are just two of the largest one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    I would like to know if all .zip files can be deleted.

    I did a search on my PC and there were 456 zip files. To name a few, there was ProcessList.zip 4,303 kb put there by Super AntiSpyware.
    And tons that belonged to Webroot Spy Sweeper. Those are just two of the largest one.
    Gloria,
    Zip files are only compressed files.
    If you have Unzipped them and have no further use for the compressed files, sure, go ahead and selectively delete them. If you think you MAY have a future use for them, you can store them on another drive or a CD or flash drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking33 View Post
    Gloria,
    Zip files are only compressed files.
    If you have Unzipped them and have no further use for the compressed files, sure, go ahead and selectively delete them. If you think you MAY have a future use for them, you can store them on another drive or a CD or flash drive.
    Thanks for your reply, Bob.

    Do you perhaps know of a software program that can remove them all with one shot? Deleting all, one at a time, will take me forever and a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    Thanks for your reply, Bob.

    Do you perhaps know of a software program that can remove them all with one shot? Deleting all, one at a time, will take me forever and a day.

    Gloria
    You don't need any extra software for that; just search for all files with the extension you want to delete; such as *.tmp etc. In this case .zip.

    But I would NOT do that.

    BTW: note that Bob mentioned the requisite: if you have them unzipped and no further use of them, "selectively delete them". I would look at the software that creates these zip files, check the settings and see if possible to disable the creation of these archive files. For example ZoneAlarm creates one (1) zip file with a backup of the settings, which can be very useful. Other zip files on a drive can be downloaded software, personal archives (created by the user) etc. So I would NOT delete zip files en masse. Rather check the software that create log files and zip files, if I for some reason didn't want them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argus View Post
    You don't need any extra software for that; just search for all files with the extension you want to delete; such as *.tmp etc. In this case .zip.

    But I would NOT do that.

    BTW: note that Bob mentioned the requisite: if you have them unzipped and no further use of them, "selectively delete them". I would look at the software that creates these zip files, check the settings and see if possible to disable the creation of these archive files. For example ZoneAlarm creates one (1) zip file with a backup of the settings, which can be very useful. Other zip files on a drive can be downloaded software, personal archives (created by the user) etc. So I would NOT delete zip files en masse. Rather check the software that create log files and zip files, if I for some reason didn't want them.
    That cuts out a lot of work as I can remove the two largest ones put there by applications that I have installed. I will do the remainder one-by-one to see if they are important and left alone.

    Thanks Argus

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    Most zip files represent a very large amount of data. That's why they were zipped in the first place.
    I don't delete my zip files, but I keep them in a ZIP files directory on a second HD or partition.
    That takes a big load off of my OS drive.

    Keeping all the files that you never, ever, use, off of your C: drive can only serve to improve
    overall drive performance. Zip files, ISO's and movies all fall into that category.

    Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Who View Post
    Most zip files represent a very large amount of data. That's why they were zipped in the first place.
    I don't delete my zip files, but I keep them in a ZIP files directory on a second HD or partition.
    That takes a big load off of my OS drive.

    Keeping all the files that you never, ever, use, off of your C: drive can only serve to improve
    overall drive performance. Zip files, ISO's and movies all fall into that category.

    Good Luck!

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    Hi Doctor,

    Thanks for the information. The large zip files I mentioned have to go. I don't have any movies, takes up too much space on my hard drive and that includes music files too.

    By the way, are you a medical doctor or just a title you gave yourself?

    I need all the luck that I can get, thank you. I hope my lottery tickets have the winning numbers.

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