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    Windows Installer Folder

    I'm trying to reduce my XP SP3 C partition size after Fred's article recently.
    I've dumped all the patch recovery folders.
    I'll be moving my Picasa database folder since the new version allows me to move it to another partition (1.7 G)
    I'm now looking at the Windows Installer folder and wondering what it's all about.

    My Installer folder is 2.4 G.
    It contains .5 G of $PatchCache$, which I expect I can delete since it is contained between the $'s, right?
    The rest of the Installer folder is a collection of windows Installer package, patch, .rmi, script, icon, .exe, etc... files dating back to 2005.

    Now, my question is - can I just delete the entire contents of my Installer folder if I am happy that my XP SP3 system configuration is stable?
    If not, perhaps just the cache?
    If something in between, how do I figure out what stays?

    Anybody know what the heck all that stuff is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRon View Post
    I'm trying to reduce my XP SP3 C partition size after Fred's article recently.
    Now, my question is - can I just delete the entire contents of my Installer folder if I am happy that my XP SP3 system configuration is stable?
    If not, perhaps just the cache?
    If something in between, how do I figure out what stays?

    Anybody know what the heck all that stuff is?
    See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2667628

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