Windows 10: Should i delete old registry files/folders for deleted/uninstalled apps

Discus and support Should i delete old registry files/folders for deleted/uninstalled apps in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; just wondering cuz i hav ALOT OF UNNECCESARY FILE/FOLDERS IN THE REGISTRY EDITOR. It's not an issue.... but recently there was an error cuz the app i... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by MervinpaismakesWindows14, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. Should i delete old registry files/folders for deleted/uninstalled apps


    just wondering cuz i hav ALOT OF UNNECCESARY FILE/FOLDERS IN THE REGISTRY EDITOR. It's not an issue.... but recently there was an error cuz the app i was trying to install, the old files were cuz interfering with the new files for the app in the registry. So can anyone tell me is it safe to delete ONLY the uninstalled app's reg files?

    :)
     
    MervinpaismakesWindows14, Jan 24, 2021
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  2. Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused Should i delete old registry files/folders for deleted/uninstalled apps :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Should i delete old registry files/folders for deleted/uninstalled apps :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jan 24, 2021
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  3. Anusha Win User
    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink Should i delete old registry files/folders for deleted/uninstalled apps ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, Jan 24, 2021
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  4. DCnewbie Win User

    Should i delete old registry files/folders for deleted/uninstalled apps

    How do I delete registry files?

    I have some programs which I deleted from "Add/Remove Programs" and I want to make sure they are deleted... where do I go to delete these files in my registry?

    Also, I know there is a website where you can type in the name of programs running in the registry files to check if they are legitimate... where can I check my programs?

    Thanks for any help!
    DC
     
    DCnewbie, Jan 24, 2021
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