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Delete $PatchCache$ directory in Windows Installer directory?


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PatchCache has been around since XP and I believe it's used to store certain updates you get through Windows Updates.

So although it can be deleted with seemingly no immediate effects, I think in the long term you may get Windows and other Microsoft problems (like with Office) when it comes to uninstalling/updating.

 

a lot like those $NtUninstallKB files.

 

in short, you could, but unless you really have to, leave them alone.

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