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Is it safe to delete the C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution folder?
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Not necessary - you can delete the files in there, if you think it's necessary, but the folder needs to remain (I think it may even get recreated if you delete it)
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See this for further detail on those SP/hotfix folders - what can be removed and what should be left...
http://www.pcanswers.co.uk/tips/default.asp?pagetypeid=2&articleid=34363&subsectionid=615&subsubsectionid=403
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by:rpggamergirl
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If you think the folder is corrupt you can always rename it first when in doubt,
yes, a new one will then be re-created if the folder is deleted.
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by:midustouch
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Just a note to the above answer, you should not delete anything other than DOWNLOADS folder.

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by:Danny Child
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SirBounty's link has been broken...
here's a useful one:
http://www.optimizingpc.com/optimize/deletefiles.html

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