Can I delete downloaded applications after they have been installed?

Question

HI,

WHEN I DOWNLOAD A PROGRAM,(it takes up x amount of space ).....AFTER I OPEN & SETUP THE PROGRAM.IS IT ALRIGHT 2 DEL.THE SETUP PROGRAM I MEAN ITS ALREADY SETUP ON MY COMPUTER & TAKIN UP SPACE.BUT IT DOSE SAY IF I DEL.IT THE PROGRAM WON T WORK.IS THAT TRUE ?

THANK U 4 YA HELP.

Answer

This question was answered on September 2, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Most programs that you download are compressed in some form or

another When you run the setup program, (usually install shield),

the files are decompressed, and extracted to your destination folder.

When you run the setup application, you are usually given an option

where you wish to install the files to If your the type of person

like me, you just say ok to everything and away you go Most of the

time a new folder is created for you, and the files needed to run

the application are kept there.

If for some reason you extract your files to the same folder that

the downloaded program is in: It would be unsafe to delete that

folder

If you extract your files to a new folder (which occures most of the time) you will have no problem deleting the downloaded files.

Beware, you may need to re-install that application at a later time

if a file becomes corrupted Without those downloaded files you

will not be able to do that.

Good luck.

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Posted by Chester of University of Advancing Computer Technology on September 2, 2000