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Old 12-31-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default VC_RED.cab & VC_RED.msi...can i delete?

Recently had a program that needed to install Visual C++ onto my Windows 7 machine.
As a result i have now have a VC_RED.cab and VC_RED.msi files on my F: drive of all things.

Can i just delete these?
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:35 AM   #2
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Just a heads up for those asking the same.
They are just left over temp files from the Visual C++ install and can be deleted as thay re no longer needed.

Now why they were on my F: drive and not deleted automatically after install is beyond me. Maybe because that is my largest drive and they were "temped" to the largest hdd, but its no big deal, they're gone.
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:45 PM   #3
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IIRC there's a known flaw in one of that VC redists such that it fails to remove its temp files. There's more than just those two, Microsoft has a full list of all the files it uses that can be deleted. If I can find it I'll update...

Here it is:


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Old 08-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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Default This Can Help ...

This Works For Me :
Run Cmd
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:17 AM   #5
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Thank you.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:25 AM   #6
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i still have a microsoft visuals c++ redistributable file i cant remove from my programs and features.im pretty sure it found its way on my computer while trying to install a photoshop key generator. well, my main problem is whether or not to remove it and how if i can
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:46 AM   #7
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Here is the complete list of delete commands that should be run according Microsoft's KB article (Thanks Viper GTS for the reference).. Change to the directory where the temporary files have been created first.

Del install.exe /Q
Del install.res.1028.dll /Q
Del install.res.1031.dll /Q
Del install.res.1033.dll /Q
Del install.res.1036.dll /Q
Del install.res.1040.dll /Q
Del install.res.1041.dll /Q
Del install.res.1042.dll /Q
Del install.res.2052.dll /Q
Del install.res.3082.dll /Q
Del vcredist.bmp /Q
Del globdata.ini /Q
Del install.ini /Q
Del eula.1028.txt /Q
Del eula.1031.txt /Q
Del eula.1033.txt /Q
Del eula.1036.txt /Q
Del eula.1040.txt /Q
Del eula.1041.txt /Q
Del eula.1042.txt /Q
Del eula.2052.txt /Q
Del eula.3082.txt /Q
Del VC_RED.cab /Q
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