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Patch Cleaner – a way to clean up your Windows installer directory

Patch Cleaner – a way to clean up your Windows installer directory

What does it do?
Every time your PC is patched (windows updates, security updates etc) more space on your local disk is used up. This can often run to tens of gigabytes of effectively wasted space. As more people are now using SSD drives which are typically smaller in size than traditional disks, optimising the space on them is even more important.

How does it work?

When applications are installed and updated on the Windows Operating System a hidden directory "C:\Windows\Installer" is used to store the installer (.msi) files and the patch (.msp) files. Generally these files are important as during updating, patching or uninstalling software it will use the .msi/.msp files. If you delete all the files in this folder, you will find yourself needing to rebuild windows. Patch Cleaner redundant & orphaned files and gives you the option to delete them or move them to another drive if you prefer.

Where can I get it?
For more information about Patch Cleaner click "more"

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