Looking to do some early spring cleaning!
Posted on 1999-12-02
I have multiple Internet Explorer folders..
When I upgraded to Windows 98 I had Microsoft Plus installed on my drive - D.. with IE 4 in a subdirectory. After installing Win98, it installed the updated version in the same folder and created another Plus folder in my C:\Programs dir.. Then I upgraded to IE 5 and then to IE 5.01.. Now I have two folders labeled Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer 5.. off the D:\Programs dir. Oddly enough IE 5 is in the Internet Explorer folder and in the Internet Explorer 5 folder there seems be a few left over folders..
Bitmaps folder has some older bmp files..
Plugins folder is empty!
Setup folder is empty!
Signup folder has one file called 'Install.ins' dated 5/28/99
and Toolbar folder has some gif files dated 3/99
The themes that show up when running 'Desktop Themes' in the Control Panel are from the C:\Programs\Plus\Themes folder and not the D:\Programs\Plus\Themes folder?
Both have various theme files so what should I do with the files on drive D??? Can I move themes that are not in C:\Programs\Plus\Themes folder.
Is it save to delete some of these folders?
Also what about a folder called Update Setup files -also on my drive D .. must I keep this folder or can I remove it and just store the folder on a Zip Disk in case I need it again.
I also noticed that there is another IE folder - C:\Programs\Explorer... this one is empty!
On top of all that do I have to keep both C:\Programs\Windows Update folder. and C:\Windows dir folder called '$Win98UpdatedUninstall$... in this folder are some files from the original Win98 install dated 5/11/98.
I know by reformatting my hard drive and reinstalling Win98 update without Win95 installed would make for a cleaner install but that would be a lot of work! I just hate wasting hard drive space with useless files.