Windows 10: Internet Explorer: Safe to Delete? Solved

  1.    4 Weeks Ago #1

    Internet Explorer: Safe to Delete?


    I do not use IE anymore and now I use Firefox. Is it safe to delete IE?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2

    Save, probably, but why would you do that?
    The room you get is negligible, and what if Firefox gets corrupted? You can always go back to IE.
    Just remove the icon from the taskbar or start. This way it is there when you need it
    Just my 2 cents
    Sven
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 6,970
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    Internet Explorer is part of the system, so you can't just delete its folder. You can however remove it as it is an optional Windows 10 feature. If you change your mind, you can add it back again later. Personally I'd leave it alone and just not use it, it's always useful to have an alternative browser handy.

    Tutorial: Manage Optional Features in Windows 10
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 6,970
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    Sven1458 said: View Post
    ...The room you get is negligible...
    According to my 'manage optional features' in Settings it's just 1.75MB.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    Ok, I"ll leave it alone. I been deleting old files, no longer needed in both downloads and documents folders and thought I look into removing IE to save space. I noticed overtime that my maintenance software takes longer to run and I thought doing so would help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 33,079
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    rjordan393 said: View Post
    Ok, I"ll leave it alone. I been deleting old files, no longer needed in both downloads and documents folders and thought I look into removing IE to save space. I noticed overtime that my maintenance software takes longer to run and I thought doing so would help.
    If you haven't already, run the Disk Cleanup, including System Files. Option #1 here:

    Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    Could get you back a couple gig. If you've never run it, or it's been a long time since last run, it can take a while. Be patient.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 6,970
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #7

    There can be a surprisingly large amount of space used up by old restore points (running into GBs). Backups of older windows updates can also occupy a lot of space. I regularly use Disk Clean-up to manage both.

    Run Disk Clean-up and click its 'clean up system files' button. The 'More options' tab allows you to delete all but the latest restore point. As f14tomcat says, cleaning system files can also release several GBs if you've not run it before.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  •    4 Weeks Ago #8

    I performed a system cleanup today. Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 33,079
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       4 Weeks Ago #9

    rjordan393 said: View Post
    I performed a system cleanup today. Thanks.
    Good! Hope that gave you back a decent size chunk of space, and got rid of some old, unnecessary files.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  •  

    Related Threads
    I'm on a fresh install Win10Home64Bit, 1709.16299.125. This occurs the instant I get to the desktop after installation and forever after. Right clicking on an internet shortcut (.URL) in file explorer or on desktop causes explorer to hang and...
    Is it safe to delete these folders? in Performance & Maintenance
    Hi Folks I have Windows 10 64bit and use a 2 Tb main drive which I self installed. It had all the files from a previous drive which was 1 Tb such as Windows 10, drivers, Photoshop etc etc. I have a third drive which is 500mb and used to be my main...
    Solved Safe To Delete? in Performance & Maintenance
    The root directory of my C drive contains stuff that seems like garbage to me. 1. $SysReset: Contains an empty Logs folder. Haven't done any kind of reset/refresh--don't even know what that means. 2. Driver_allOS: Contains a folder called...
    I have a VOIP service that saves every voicemail with the same name. When I opened them with Windows 7 Outlook, a temporary internet file was placed in the folder: "C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet...
    Sometimes, I can't delete Internet Explorer 11 browsing history until the system is restarted. 34671
    Our Sites
    Site Links
    About Us
    Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44.
    Find Us