Installer folder cleanup. Clean msp & msi patches marked as superseded

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  1. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #11

    EdTittel said:
    I found a useful story named "4 ways to safely delete unused MSI and MSP files from Windows Installer..." The author provides a link to a free (and easily accessible) tool named WICleanup (Windows Installer UnUsed Files Cleanup Tool). Like @Callender, I was not permitted to access the MyDigitalLife item. But this tool is readily available and appears to do the job, and runs as an .exe file.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Thanks.

    In that article it states to use MsiZapU.exe G

    I actually used MsiZap. exe G

    Installer folder cleanup. Clean msp & msi patches marked as superseded-msizap.exe.jpg

    That's the same command used by another utility that I have installed.


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  2. Posts : 24,556
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #12

    EdTittel said:
    I found a useful story named "4 ways to safely delete unused MSI and MSP files from Windows Installer..." The author provides a link to a free (and easily accessible) tool named WICleanup (Windows Installer UnUsed Files Cleanup Tool). Like @Callender, I was not permitted to access the MyDigitalLife item. But this tool is readily available and appears to do the job, and runs as an .exe file.
    HTH,
    --Ed--

    Thanks Ed, there's also another tool in your article link that lists all the patches you MUST NOT delete. Between them they say that my System One below (started life as an OEM Win7 machine back in 2011, subsequently had a lot of OEM bloatware uninstalled) has 22 patches that must be kept, and 156 that are not needed. That's potentially 1.4GB of its 1.8GB Installer folder that could be reclaimed.

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    Interesting, I'll have to think about this long and hard before pulling the trigger.....
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  3. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #13

    Bree said:
    Thanks Ed, there's also another tool in your article link that lists all the patches you MUST NOT delete. Between them they say that my System One below (started life as an OEM Win7 machine back in 2011, subsequently had a lot of OEM bloatware uninstalled) has 22 patches that must be kept, and 156 that are not needed. That's potentially 1.4GB of its 1.8GB Installer folder that could be reclaimed.

    Installer folder cleanup. Clean msp & msi patches marked as superseded-image.png


    Interesting, I'll have to think about this long and hard before pulling the trigger.....
    I think that you need to run the linked vb script to determine which ones must be kept.
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  4. Posts : 24,556
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #14

    Callender said:
    I think that you need to run the linked vb script to determine which ones must be kept.
    I did....
    Bree said:
    there's also another tool in your article link that lists all the patches you MUST NOT delete.
    ...as I said, it listed 22 patches that were required.
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  5. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #15

    @Bree

    I got confused by the accompanying screenshot !
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  6. Posts : 24,556
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #16

    Callender said:
    I got confused by the accompanying screenshot !
    That's the the clean up tool, it lists (I had to count them manually) 156 and a total of 1.4GB that could be removed. Besides the OEM bloatware, that machine has had a lot of other stuff installed then uninstalled over the years. It's tempting to get that space back.......
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  7. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #17

    @Bree

    I've always cleaned windows installers but with backup in place.
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  8. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #18

    eLPuSHeR said:
    Good day.

    Unfortunately, Patchcleaner hasn't been updated in some time and may lead to breaking something. Use it with care.
    I used to use PatchCleaner but it once trashed my Office 2010 installation. I've never used PatchCleaner since and note it hasn't been updated for a long time. I now use the standard Disk Cleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner and CCleaner (portable) pluse the DISM commands noted above.
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  9. Posts : 2,753
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #19

    I think HiBit Uninstaller has got an option to cleanup win Installation folder too. I use the portable version quite a lot.
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  10. Posts : 889
    W10-2009 19042.1348
       #20

    Bree said:
    That's the the clean up tool, it lists (I had to count them manually) 156 and a total of 1.4GB that could be removed. Besides the OEM bloatware, that machine has had a lot of other stuff installed then uninstalled over the years. It's tempting to get that space back.......
    I ran WICleanupUI, and it found a load of supposedly orphaned items - but the vbs script to identify those one must keep had many of the same. In addition, WICleanup included my Libre Office installer (which is not orphaned), whilst the vbs script failed to identify it (all bar 2 were Office items). I shall not be removing anything this way, much as I dislike accumulated junk.
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