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Nick Payne

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TP folders in Program Files and ProgramData
« on: 2016-01-03 17:07:25 »
OS is Win10 x64. According to Control Panel, I have Thumbsplus 10 4005 and Thumbsplus Digicam 5.5 installed, and nothing else from Cerious. When I have a look at folders under "C:\Program Files (x86)", I see a ThumbsPlus10 folder (23Mb), a "ThumbsPlus 10" folder (153Mb), and a ThumbsPlus9 folder (47Mb).

Under C:\ProgramData, as well as the ThumbsPlus folder containing the database, there are two hidden folders with GUID type names:

1. "{EE7B9322-9812-4561-8632-B88B1348F4B9}" (148Mb in size), which contains files related to TP Digicam 5.4, and a folder named OFFLINE containing a whole heap of subfolders with 8 character hex digit names

 Directory of C:\ProgramData\{EE7B9322-9812-4561-8632-B88B1348F4B9}

26/04/2015  05:10 PM               113 instance.dat
04/03/2015  05:36 AM           575,060 mia.lib
26/04/2015  05:10 PM              OFFLINE
26/04/2015  05:10 PM             1,874 tp_digicam54.dat
04/03/2015  05:36 AM         3,747,264 tp_digicam54.exe
26/04/2015  05:10 PM                 0 tp_digicam54.lnk
04/03/2015  05:36 AM           540,672 tp_digicam54.msi
26/04/2015  05:10 PM            36,138 tp_digicam54.par
04/03/2015  05:36 AM         2,674,939 tp_digicam54.res
26/04/2015  05:10 PM                 0 {A7284E29-CC2E-48E8-AB86-0D32B247B7A5}

2. "{FCCD3471-F36E-4957-88BC-900977D57B94}" (143Mb in size), which seems to have stuff related to the latest TP10 build

 Directory of C:\ProgramData\{FCCD3471-F36E-4957-88BC-900977D57B94}

24/11/2015  09:26 AM                95 instance.dat
21/11/2015  07:44 AM           575,060 mia.lib
24/11/2015  09:26 AM              OFFLINE
24/11/2015  09:26 AM               630 thmpls10-4005.dat
21/11/2015  07:44 AM         3,236,040 thmpls10-4005.exe
24/11/2015  09:26 AM               142 thmpls10-4005.lnk
21/11/2015  07:44 AM           630,784 thmpls10-4005.msi
24/11/2015  09:26 AM            13,221 thmpls10-4005.par
21/11/2015  07:44 AM         3,550,429 thmpls10-4005.res
24/11/2015  09:26 AM                 0 {4E3BEDC4-E3A1-4211-875D-38B6B921ADCF}

From all this it looks like various ThumbsPlus installs over time have splattered files all over the place. As my C: drive is an SSD with limited space and getting quite full, I would like to know which of these folders are required and which I can delete to save space.

Daan van Rooijen

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« Reply #1 on: 2016-01-03 17:48:21 »
I remember running TP9 successfully after removing those ProgramData folders - what I took away from that is they're probably only used by the installer when you use it to repair your installation.
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« Reply #2 on: 2016-01-03 18:45:21 »
They may also be used to uninstall the software.

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« Reply #3 on: 2016-01-03 18:58:20 »
"OS is Win10 x64. According to Control Panel, I have Thumbsplus 10 4005 and Thumbsplus Digicam 5.5 installed, and nothing else from Cerious. When I have a look at folders under "C:\Program Files (x86)", I see a ThumbsPlus10 folder (23Mb), a "ThumbsPlus 10" folder (153Mb), and a ThumbsPlus9 folder (47Mb)."

This issue was introduced when Cerious decided to name the install folder "ThumbsPlus 10" instead of "ThumbsPlus10".  When the upgrade was done, the existing "ThumbsPlus10" folder was not deleted.  I deleted "ThumbsPlus10" and "ThumbsPlus9" with no consequence.  Be wary of deleting the files in ProgramData as I think they are used by the uninstall process.

If you are running shy of space, try the disk clean up tool in Windows.  It will allow you to safely delete any unnecessary Windows 10 install files.  Also, if you upgraded to Win10 from 7 or 8, you may have a Windows.old folder on the C drive which is literally the system prior to the upgrade.  If you are happy with Win10 installation, you can delete this entire folder.  Google Windows.old for information.

Please proceed with caution.  :)

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Gary