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Why so many Application Data folders in the same place?

By lianamurphy ·
Hi - anyone out there know why I have at least 7 or 8 Application Data folders within the same folder and they all have the same files in them?

I am running Vista Home Basic on a HP Compaq 6720s laptop.

It happens in various folders such as c:program data & c:documents and settings\liana\appdata\local\application data

I am sure all these files are taking up my disk space and I would like to get rid of them if possible.

Thanks everyone

Liana

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Probably your browser cache....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Why so many Application D ...

You shouldn't be messing around in those folders if you don't know what you're doing.

Just set your browser to empty the temporary files when the browser is closed. That is an option you can check in Tools/Options.

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Thank you

by lianamurphy In reply to Probably your browser cac ...

Hi - thanks for you suggestion and I have done that now, but I have not been messing around in the folders, just noticed during a defrag that these seemingly duplicate folders were there and wondered why. I did not and have not touched the files contained in them because I did not know why they were there - hence my question.

I regularly empty the Temp Internet Files using CCleaner so I assumed I would have none.

In the Tools - Options of IE, it has a button to Reset IE Settings - should I do this as my browser is not 'broken' ?

Thanks again for your help

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Many will be 'Personal Settings' applied to programs ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Why so many Application D ...

If you delete any of them, you'll be back on TechRepublic asking how to regain all your personal favourite bits of various programs, because they seem to have forgotten how you prefer things to be done.

You should never forget that if you don't recognise something buried deep in the depths of your hard drive, it is most likely that the files are there for the computer itself, not for you.

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Thank you

by lianamurphy In reply to Many will be 'Personal Se ...

Thanks so much to all of you - I will not touch the files, I just thought that something had gone wrong.

Thanks again

I have another question but that would be in a different part of the forum.

Thanks again

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