However, as rjohnson said, they really don't take up much space. They are only used during installation of the Nvidia graphics driver. Location 3 — Geforce Experience driver installation repository What is it? And kudos for finding this thread. Video tutorial A video tutorial will be placed here later this week. Location 1 — installer extraction directory What is it? A few years have passed and I have been using Windows 10 for about a year. Conclusion: cleaning up after Nvidia drivers is now more important than even. Hereafter you can uninstall the Geforce Experience as if nothing happened.
Ever since Windows vista Microsoft started to keep a copy of every driver that was ever installed by the system. The second copy is harder to spot. Microsoft kept using this system in Windows 7, 8 and 10. Other: - Bug fixes, stability and performance improvements. Even after a Clean install. And behind the scenes, the GeForce Experience 3.
File size of the temporary Nvidia driver installation folder Removal instructions All of these files and folders files are 100% safe to remove. In fact allowing Microsoft Update to install the driver for me would probably be adequate. Thank you No, do not delete those folders or anything in those root folders for that matter unless it's a program you removed and it left remnants - but in your case, don't. How much did you save? Do not delete the Installer2 folder itself. Disclaimer: Removing these files means you can no longer uninstall the Geforce Experience regularly. Bonus: Windows driver repository 14. I would have been lazy and started and new thread.
GameStream: - Improves GameStream robustness and local connectivity. Then they leave them there in a complex structure of files and folders that looks too intimidating to delete. Therefore this update was created. Location 2 — Geforce Experience Download folder What is it? In those times most of us had no clue what was happening, we simply started to do a yearly reinstall of Windows. Settings: - Shows user account information. .
Share Overlay: - In-game overlay offers hardware-accelerated record, screenshot capture, broadcasting, and cooperative gameplay. Drivers Tab: - Game Ready Driver release notes now include news and information on newly supported games and driver features. If you ever need to uninstall Geforce Experience simply and re-install the latest version. There are now three locations that get filled with unused files. Reinstalling the same version just overwrites the same directory. Since then Nvidia introduced a major update of the Geforce Experience software. Simply remove all folders with a random name, only leave config and latest.
If you decide to install the driver it will still keep a copy forever. This phenomenon has existed for years. If you need the space or just don't want any remnants of nVidia stuff on your computer for some reason just delete them. And while you're doing that check out a GeForce Experience 3. These copies are not cleaned and will stay on your system until you take action.
Geforce Experience also keeps a copy of all drivers it has downloaded automatically. Well I should have posted my real question to begin with. No more GeForce Experience or monthly updates. Nice use of the search feature to find the topic you were looking for. So today the same principle applies. Even after a Clean install.
You get a ton of files inside the actual driver installation directory that are completely useless! Eventually you will end up with dozens of useless files because releases updates monthly. And now these features are also available on Optimus notebooks. Unfortunately new Geforce Experiences still clutters your storage device, it just uses different file paths. Screenshot of the nvidia temporary driver installation folder. Home Tab: - Launch and optimize games from tile or list view.
Today I was able to reclaim a whopping 13. . . . . .
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