What are these NVidia Fies?


  1. Posts : 7,137
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    What are these NVidia Fies?


    The log files shown below are created in my Program Data folder. If you try to delete the file you get the error shown. What are these file for and why are they dumped in the top level Program data folder?
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  2. Posts : 25,694
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.290
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    If you go to C:\Program Files\NvidiaCorporation\Installer2 and delete all the files in that folder then some of the one you have in Program Data will be gone and it will save you space. You can also delete the Installer2.bak.
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  3. Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Those are telemetry files, I have 8 in my Program Data top level, 4 logs and 4 corresponding backups, however if I choose delete they go. They come back on restart of the system. Deleting the installer 2 folder will not stop those files being created, it will free up disk space though (few 100Mbs) but you will not be able to use control panel to uninstall Nvidia drivers and/ or software since the installer 2 folder holds updated drivers and files and points control panel there.
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  4. Posts : 25,694
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.290
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    Pejole2165 said:
    Those are telemetry files, I have 8 in my Program Data top level, 4 logs and 4 corresponding backups, however if I choose delete they go. They come back on restart of the system. Deleting the installer 2 folder will not stop those files being created, it will free up disk space though (few 100Mbs) but you will not be able to use control panel to uninstall Nvidia drivers and/ or software since the installer 2 folder holds updated drivers and files and points control panel there.
    There are apps at Guru3d.com to stop Telemetry and more space is saved from removing the content of Installer2 than a few hundred Mb.s.

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  5. Posts : 176
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2
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    Try NVCleanstall. That's a good program to install NVIDIA drivers--it even removes the temp files after install!

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    I don't have as many as you, but maybe a fresh install from NVCleanstall might fix this.
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  6. Posts : 7,137
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    TONPumper said:
    Try NVCleanstall. That's a good program to install NVIDIA drivers--it even removes the temp files after install!

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    I don't have as many as you, but maybe a fresh install from NVCleanstall might fix this.
    Good tip - I'll give NVCleaninstall a whirl
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  7. Posts : 176
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2
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    Steve C said:
    Good tip - I'll give NVCleaninstall a whirl
    Not NVCleaninstall, NVCleanstall. Don't want you to end up with the wrong program. They put a clever spin on the name so that the word "Clean" and "Install" run together.
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  8. Posts : 7,137
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    TONPumper said:
    Not NVCleaninstall, NVCleanstall. Don't want you to end up with the wrong program. They put a clever spin on the name so that the word "Clean" and "Install" run together.
    I just used NVCleanstall and was impressed how easy it was to avoid installing all the NV bloatware. I used to disable unwanted functions in Autoruns but now it doesn't appear at all. I also deleted over 1 GB of files from the Installer2 folder.
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  9. Posts : 176
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2
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    Steve C said:
    I just used NVCleanstall and was impressed how easy it was to avoid installing all the NV bloatware. I used to disable unwanted functions in Autoruns but now it doesn't appear at all. I also deleted over 1 GB of files from the Installer2 folder.
    It is a good program for sure. I was losing faith in it because the last version threw an error due to the NVIDIA Control Panel being installed from the Microsoft Store. With the new version, the developer removed the feature to install the control panel.
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