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Downloaded Program Files Damaged

Some sage tech told me, in an online discussion on how to keep my computer
clean and working smoothly, that it was ok to delete all of the "downloaded
program files" that reside in that internet options, browsing history,
settings, view objects, place....(i have IE7, so to get to them is a little
different than IE6, etc.).

Anyway, I took his "wise and sage" advice and deleted all of my DOWNLOADED
PROGRAM FILES, while I was doing my other clean up stuff.

Now, many of them show as damaged.

Some of them have reloaded themselves as ive used certain programs, and now
show INSTALLED, and i dont have any problems with active x, or
shockwave....actually i dont have any problems with the computer when
accessing webpages, or loading programs, whatever.

Still, like many of you im sure, I hate having anything messed up on my
computer.

Can someone tell me exactly what downloaded program files are, how to find
out exactly what the programs are, how to fix the damaged ones, and if its
really ok to delete them. Or "remove" them, as it says when you click on one.

Thanks.
Russell Munson
Feb 6 '07 #1
1 1946
Try posting this to a Windows newgroup. The topic of this newsgroup is .Net
Programming.

Thanks,
Robin S.
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Some sage tech told me, in an online discussion on how to keep my
computer
clean and working smoothly, that it was ok to delete all of the
"downloaded
program files" that reside in that internet options, browsing history,
settings, view objects, place....(i have IE7, so to get to them is a
little
different than IE6, etc.).

Anyway, I took his "wise and sage" advice and deleted all of my
DOWNLOADED
PROGRAM FILES, while I was doing my other clean up stuff.

Now, many of them show as damaged.

Some of them have reloaded themselves as ive used certain programs, and
now
show INSTALLED, and i dont have any problems with active x, or
shockwave....actually i dont have any problems with the computer when
accessing webpages, or loading programs, whatever.

Still, like many of you im sure, I hate having anything messed up on my
computer.

Can someone tell me exactly what downloaded program files are, how to
find
out exactly what the programs are, how to fix the damaged ones, and if
its
really ok to delete them. Or "remove" them, as it says when you click on
one.

Thanks.
Russell Munson

Feb 6 '07 #2

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