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    surplus directories in W2K

    I have a brand new computer with factory installed w2K. There are some folders in my C: directory which seem to have something to do with some kind of W2k presentation:

    DISCOVER
    EASYTOUSE
    IMAGES
    MISC
    MUSIC
    OPEN
    POWERFUL

    Can these be safely deleted? Manually or is there an automatic way?

    There are also other folders which I assume should be left well alone:

    BACKUP
    DRIVERS
    I386
    WINNT

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    Daniele

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    Re: surplus directories in W2K

    on the first list, look in add remove programs. some of those are likely installed by the OEM and hopefully include uninstalls. (if we knew the brand we might be able to say for sure what programs to delete)

    on the second list, yes you need them unless you want to reinstall windows.

    personally, i'd leave them alone until you are sure you know exactly what they are for, unless your disk space is running low. deleting for the sake of a lean mean disk gets a lot of people in trouble.

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    Re: surplus directories in W2K

    The computer is a Dell, no sign on any uninstall in add/remove programs or elsewhere. The directories
    DISCOVER
    EASYTOUSE
    IMAGES
    MISC
    MUSIC
    OPEN
    POWERFUL

    are full of HTML documents and sound clips. On opening them, you see bits of a Win 2k presentation, but I see no home page to start from.

    Daniele

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    Re: surplus directories in W2K

    I think Dell often ship with an 'Introduction to your operating system' show. Do you have a folder called Dell? You may find the starting prog/file in there.

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    Re: surplus directories in W2K

    Not sure about BACKUP but I'm fairly sure:
    DRIVERS - the drivers for hardware shipped with your system
    I386 - installation files and probably where W2K will look if you change any options
    WINNT - where your W2K installation is (equivalent to the Windows folder in 95/98)

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    Re: surplus directories in W2K

    rename them and see if anything complains over the next few boots then delete.

    but like leif, think there should be some sort of presentation program installed that calls them.

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    Re: surplus directories in W2K

    Yes, I have a DELL folder, it contains the "tell me how" guide to the computer and other peripheral documentation, but nothing to do with the HTML folders I mentioned.

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    Re: surplus directories in W2K

    Thanks! I'll do that and see what happens!

    Daniele

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