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Thread: Dell Inspiron - "Drivers" and "Dell" Folders




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    Default Dell Inspiron - "Drivers" and "Dell" Folders

    In my C drive, where I have the folders for program files and windows, I have a drivers folder and a dell folder. Is it safe to just romove these or do they contain anything vital? I have the feeling the drivers folder only has files needed to install default drivers.

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron - "Drivers" and "Dell" Folders

    Quote Originally Posted by (witty name)
    In my C drive, where I have the folders for program files and windows, I have a drivers folder and a dell folder. Is it safe to just romove these or do they contain anything vital? I have the feeling the drivers folder only has files needed to install default drivers.

    I'm guessing it would be safe to remove them but I can't really say foresure becuase its possible you might have some programs from Dell installed in the dell folder. Its really hard to say without knowing what the subfolders say that are inside of those 2 folders you mentioned.

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    I have a dell 2400. It was perfectly fine for me to delete the dell / drivers folder. I hope it is the same with your computer.

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron - "Drivers" and "Dell" Folders

    Those files are where Dell stores the info if you need to use your System Restore CDs. If you delete them, you will not be able to use your rescue CDs. Tread lightly with anything Dell puts on there. If you should need to Rescue your PC due to a corruption or something of that nature, you will not be able to after removing that stuff. I say leave it there and if you need more space, get another hard drive.
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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron - "Drivers" and "Dell" Folders

    Your system restore CD's needing those files? Never heard that before, show me some proof. Restore CD's are 99% of the time the Windows copy with stock drivers already on it and whatever else Dell chooses to put on them. IF you had to have those files, than Dell would not be able to replace Hard Drives. I think the folders are unneeded.

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron - "Drivers" and "Dell" Folders

    I have a Dell and those folders are only created when installing the drivers. They are the defaults paths when extracting the drivers for installation. They should be safe to delete.

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    I deleted those files and did a system restore and everything worked fine. I did do some driver updates and dell creates a folder and dumps all the files it needs into it. After that, they are useless.

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron - "Drivers" and "Dell" Folders

    when you use the cd they give you thats the default folder location it extracts too. thats why that are all on c. they also do that on the ghosted image which is why when you get a new system they are already there.

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    Default Re: Dell Inspiron - "Drivers" and "Dell" Folders

    Just make a copy of them on CD and then delete them. It's not like your going to know what happens by not doing anything. Anyways, F Dell.

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