#1
Ok i'm trying to clean up my computer basically. I uninstalled some programs, but if i go to Computer---Drive C---Program files, it still has files concerning those programs. Eg, Yahoo messenger, webshots etc.

I was gunna delete them but i was just hoping someone could let me know that this won't mess anything up....

Any help would be appreciated.
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#4
it won't mess ya pc up as long if those programs aren't needed anymore.

Get regcleaner (http://www.worldstart.com/weekly-download/archives/reg-cleaner4.3.htm) and run the full test, delete all un-needed regkeys.

It should be safe!
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#6
did you use the 'add or remove programs; tool in 'control panel'?

edit. heh, use the link given.
#7
Are they just empty folders? Thats usually something that happens. But, even if they arent empty, there wont be any important files in there anyway.
#8
K, i didn't think it would. But i havn't had this laptop long...and i really don't wanna mess it up lol

Oh, thanks loads for that link mate
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#9
Reinstall windows. Fixxxes everything.
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#10
You can delete anything, just as long as you know what it is.

If you have no idea what something is, leave it be.
#11
if i was cleaning it up i would delete everything and reinstall widows
#12
If you uninstall a program sometimes it "annoyingly" leaves files behind that it thinks you might want, which you rarely if ever do, so you just have to manually delete.
#13
Quote by acdc94
if i was cleaning it up i would delete everything and reinstall widows


Nah, all i want to do it get rid of a few unwanted programs. and i am reedickyalussly careful about deleating things! I worry too much
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#14
Defrag your harddrive after doing all this too
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that's just what they do.
there's probably humans doing the same thing.
quit being so paranoid.


#15
Quote by Teh_Asian_Pro
Defrag your harddrive after doing all this too


Have done

Thanks for the help all.
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#16
As long as you don't delete anything in the Windows Folder, you can't really mess anything up. All the rest can be re-installed in a couple of minutes.
#17
Also check the folders are gone from C:\Program Files too. It's safe to delete those also.

Giving CCleaner a try can't hurt either.