Scroll down a bit and change 'Hidden files and folders' to 'Show hidden files and folders'. The applications developer knows what they wish to leave cached and coorespondingly call into the cache when they need to make changes to the application. However, if you call into support and have removed them, you'd most likely be told to rebuild the install because we don't test the repercussions of performing operations like that against the store. Quick command summary was like this I think. I understand your frustration with the component store size but you're losing me after that.
If these are updates, that have been applied or need to be referred to, why is it this folder has more information in it than everything else on my system drive!!! It would have been useful if this tool offered an option to backup the unused files instead of deleting them in case of any potential problems. I am curious if this is correct also why. Or it's just not possible in W7? On my machine it reported error code 2 and deleted part of the files, left most. Wish i was smart enought to figure this out. Btw, is this really you? My Installer folder is now982 Mb instead of 72 Gb!!!!!! From my admin account I have tried run; cmd; then msizap g and I get back that msizap is not recognized. Just remember to restore these files and folders before you try to uninstall any software.
I have been a computer user since commodore 64 was new. Most office workers are absent after 6pm until 8am the next day. You are exactly right, this fixes only part of the problem, you might get your disk space back but over time the installers gather back up. Then choose to skip all files that cannot be deleted because they are in use. I use Fixed disks for Data disks to prevent performance issues with disks expanding.
But here Grif has fished one out for me. It still does not work. In addition, as this directory is used by the Windows Installer service to cache installer data files for various applications and it is also used by the application to confirm the existence of previously installed items to determine the next steps the installer needs to take. Maybe a little help is on the way? It opens for a split second and then closes. Once you're sure you're completely satisfied with the Creators Update, this guide can help free up space on your hard drive.
Removing items from here could cause you to have application crashes, or worse, require the reinstallation and patching of the application. To have this problem solved is fantastic. Run it, scan the relevant drive and then manually delete any of the larger folders or files that can be deleted applying the necessary caution. Good and bad work could be determined at a glance. Windows Installer Folder — Is it safe to delete Over time this folder can grow to over a Gigabyte or more in size. This is crazy I thought. Then there are the inconsistencies found within Windows.
I not talking about the growth of the max size hard drive on the market but the growth of a normal size I can afford at the time of new computer purchase. I've seen PatchCleaner mentioned on the forum. But to clarify something else, never use dates to determine applicability. Can't imagine how it got stuck in that state. I noticed there is quite a lot of 'garbage' in this folder including programs I no longer have installed. Anyway, hoping you found an answer. For example, i would prefer if the Windows build number was a timestamp, and then for the full Windows version number to be formatted like this: Major.
I have run it on multiple machines and saved up to 15Gb of space :- Run PatchCleaner after windows updates to find newly orphaned files. Now i do the commands off the top of my head, mostly, but the printouts are still kept handy. I have updated the blog post to reword the stuff that you intentionally misinterpret. Using tools such as to find which folders are taking up precious space on your drive might show that the Installer folder located in Windows is one of them. Although it has no option to automatically select all files for deletion, you can use the Shift key to multi-select, i.
The upgrade failed since it needed the old installation files. Maybe off-topic, but why is there still such a thing as Program Files and Program Files x86 … It should be Program FilesApplication or Program FilesApplication x86 if that distinction is still necessary… Even in Windows 10! Installer directory: a total flop in design, once files are installed the installers and temp directories should be purged from the system. My Installer folder has 71 Gigs in it and my hard drive is full! The availability of this record in the cache helps to uninstall and update applications properly. If you want to empty your browsers cache then use the tools in your web browser to delete those files and it will not impact the stored update files. Let me know if you have any other questions.