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Delete Setup Files

Posted By On October 9, 2009 @ 10:51 AM In File & Disk Management | No Comments

After downloading software and running the setup program you might be able to delete the setup file.

If it was a EXE file [1], make sure it’s only a setup program and not the actual program itself (in most cases, it’s only a setup program or has the word “Setup” somewhere in the name). The way most setup programs work is as a “package” for the program and its associated files. It installs the program and files to where they belong, and then it just sits there, taking up space.

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HOWEVER… make sure that if something happens to your computer you’ll be able to re-download the software, should you need to re-install it. If there is any question about the future availability of the software, it may be a better idea to save the file to a thumb drive, cd-r or dvd-r, just in case!

~Andrew


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[1] EXE file: http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/402