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Old 05-16-2006, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why program folders found in My Documents

After installing Cyberlink PowerDVD, I noticed that there is a folder titled PowerDVD (size: 0 byte) in My Documents. I remember some other programs also have the habits of keeping some of their folders elsewhere. Offhand I remember finding My Skype Pictures residing in C:\Documents & Settings|Adminstrator\My Documents. Why is it so and shouldn't all program folders be in their respective directories.

Can anyone explain? Thx

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Old 05-16-2006, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Alot of program's temporary, or other files that don't belong in program files are stored in My Documents for you to notice and for easier access...

Alot of other programs do it so that the program folder doesn't get cluttered and so when you uninstall you can hold on to some of the files you created while running the app.

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Old 05-17-2006, 06:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the same question - so is it safe to delete these folders?
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