Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Deleting files in C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2

I just don’t understand these installers. They are such space eaters. One of those is nVidia graphics driver.

When you run the driver installer, it would first ask a place to extract the files in the installer. Usually it is a folder inside C:\nVidia. After you install it, you can always delete that folder without any adverse effects. (Do that if you want to save some space. In fact, you can automate it using this trick.)

Now, there is another folder that doesn’t seem to do anything but hold some temporary files of previous installs.

C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2

Here’s the list of files/folder currently in that folder on my PC.

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I checked that folder in my PC, and found it to be over 500MB in size. That’s a sizeable amount of space on a small SSD. I searched around, and it seems that it is OK to delete that folder.

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Being adventurous when it comes to things like these, I deleted the contents in that folder. Time will tell if that is a bad thing. I will post back if something goes wrong because of it. If not, it means nothing mention-worthy happened, and it is pretty safe to delete that folder. =]

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