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Can I delete or remove Common Files folder


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I tried to clean up my comp which have to many programs installed. Looking to Programs folder find folder "Common Files" which is 580 Mb in size. What is this and how can I remove it if not need?
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Common Files Stores various common program files
Common Files\Adaptec Shared Files for Adaptec (Roxio) Easy CD Creator
Common Files\Adobe Files for Adobe Acrobat
Common Files\DataDesign Files for DataDesign Ddbac
Common Files\Designer Files for Addin Designer
Common Files\InstallShield Files for InstallShield program
Common Files\Lhspf Files for LingTech shared program files
Common Files\Macromedia Files for Macromedia extensions
Common Files\Merge Modules Installation database files
Common Files\Microsoft Shared Shared Files for Microsoft programs
Common Files\MSSoap Files for Simple Object Access Protocol
Common Files\Network Associates Files for McAfee VirusScan
Common Files\Nikon Files for Nikon Viewer
Common Files\Odbc Files for Open database connectivity
Common Files\Services Bitmaps from internet
Common Files\SpeechEngine Files for Microsoft's Speech facility
Common Files\Symantec Shared Shared files for Symantec programs
Common Files\System Shared files for system
Common Files\WexTech Shared Files for Answerworks programs
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Thanks Keith,

I will keep it. But what about "InstallShield Installation Information"? It's located in same Program Files and inside have anoying folders with names as: {23EDBF3E-F016-48CD-BEF4-73B704DF991D}, {1F86581E-AD75-4EAD-9B8C-75DC27C66632}.... and so on.
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If you want to free some space the only think you can delete is C:\Documents and Settings\"your username"\Local Settings\Temp. delete the files in that folder
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