Can I delete the AdobeTmp folder in Windows (without trashing apps)

New Here ,
Aug 16, 2013 Aug 16, 2013

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Hi, I am having a system clean-up, and discovered the folder .  Its size is 16.6 GB, mostly due to Encore and Flash related subfolders of that.  It seems to contain a copy of some of the applications (and their libraries) already installed.

The "Tmp" suffix suggests I can delete this, like maybe it was temporarily used during installation.  Is that correct?

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 16, 2013 Aug 16, 2013
possibly.what you can do is rename (any non-os system folder), i like to prefix with $, and use the computer for a few weeks.  if you don't notic a problem, you can delete.  if you notice a problem, rename back to the orignal.

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Aug 16, 2013 Aug 16, 2013

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possibly.

what you can do is rename (any non-os system folder), i like to prefix with $, and use the computer for a few weeks.  if you don't notic a problem, you can delete.  if you notice a problem, rename back to the orignal.

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Thanks kglad, in fact I moved it to another disk, because my system drive was desparately full...

Also, while I was waiting for a first response from anybody, I posted much the same question at http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1276853

Seems like I'm the only one to have encountered this thing.

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it's not a common folder so i'm not sure it's even from an adobe product.

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Best guess from the other thread (http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1276853) is that it is from an adobe product but it resulted from an interrupted install, which at its completion would have deleted that folder anyway.

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that sounds plausible.

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Jan 21, 2021 Jan 21, 2021

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It seems to be a hidden Windows folder... i guess thats why no one has seen it. I am a relatively advanced user, and onky came across it today.

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