Temporary files in C:\ after installing Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package

Submitted by Jochus on Tue, 19/07/2016 - 10:33 | Posted in: Windows


After installing the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package, I've noticed a lot of files in the root of my C:\ partition. I noticed these temporary files are erroneously generated by the installer into the root directory of one of your drives, instead of the temp directory. These files are unnecessary and can be safely deleted from the system. The functioning of the runtime library will not be affected by this. Its a known bug and is fixed in VS2008 SP1.

The following files can be removed:

install.exe 
install.res.1028.dll 
install.res.1031.dll 
install.res.1033.dll 
install.res.1036.dll 
install.res.1040.dll 
install.res.1041.dll 
install.res.1042.dll 
install.res.2052.dll 
install.res.3082.dll 
vcredist.bmp 
globdata.ini 
install.ini 
eula.1028.txt 
eula.1031.txt 
eula.1033.txt 
eula.1036.txt 
eula.1040.txt 
eula.1041.txt 
eula.1042.txt 
eula.2052.txt 
eula.3082.txt 
VC_RED.MSI
VC_RED.cab 

Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/950683

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