C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab Started by Elliot B., May 12, 2002 12 posts in this topic OP Elliot B. 856 Joined August 16, 2001 856 21,905 posts Location: West Midlands, UK OS: No, create an account now. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Earlier in Windows XP and 2000, the driver source files neeeded for installing the devices were typically found in several locations. %SystemRoot%\Driver Cache\i386\drivers.cab %SystemRoot%\Driver Cache\i386\service_pack.cab .inf files under %windir%inf .sys files his comment is here
Together, all of these different files add up to the driver package, which contains all the files needed to install the device. I looked at the options and noticed there were several backup options. - backup both upload / download - backup upload only - backup download only I had to set my Back to top #3 OFFLINE krit86lr krit86lr Super Hero Members 2,040 posts Gender:Female Location:Missouri, USA Posted 21 March 2006 - 09:42 PM i386 folder is an important system folder.
How would I do >that? ive been doing that ever since using betas of Windows 2000 back in 1999... I hope, you will be doing it. All Activity Home Services and OS Support Windows Support C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab Company Contact Us About Us Write for Neowin Advertising Community Forums Subscribe Chat on IRC Neowin Deals Social Facebook Twitter
This is one very good statergy from Microsoft to have a central location for driver files., so that the IT Pro's job gets easy. not just your USB and PNP! Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 Papakid Papakid Guru at being a Newbie Malware Response Team 6,459 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local Placing them in the i386 folder, not the cabs themselves.You're not going to have these newer versions of files on your Installation CD.For that reason, you might consider keeping these newer
Always be sure to have a good backup. Friday, July 04, 2008 3:48 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote rdhw wrote: I'm afraid you've fallen victim to an urban myth. That registry setting has not worked you can delete it if you have the xp cd. Ask a Question Member Login Remember Me Forgot your password?
After running SFC: Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information > View > System History Introduction to using scannow sfc (system file checker) http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html Description this content if Windows ever needs it, you can use the copy off your CD! We're a friendly computing community, bustling with knowledgeable members to help solve your tech questions. Easy c:\windows\$Uninstall******$ to uninstall a windows update (do not delete $hf_mig$) c:\windows\srchasst the XP Search assistant c:\windows\downloaded installations\ the installers for some programs you download and install, so you can repair
Can I extract a >file from the Windows disc or will scandisc correct it? > > -- > Sarah > DatabaseBen, Nov 14, 2006 #4 Sarah Guest "Carey Frisch [MVP]" Why is it so damn big (73.1 Mb) ?! Take Survey Now! weblink Why is it so damn big (73.1 Mb) ?!
Taken from this URL: http://www.optimizingpc.com/optimize/deletefiles.html David (I wouldn't delete if you don't have to. For eg: the driver package developed by Microsoft that contains the core mouse support files is present in the following folder. Copernic Microsoft shows off Edge with new Fluent Design, and highlights priorities for next version · in Front Page News 40 Replies LUTZIFER Trump orders full review of USA's digital defenses Reply April 24, 2009 at 8:30 AM VIveka says: I think We can Store all the Drivers in the "Driversstore" folder and it may help in Desktop Image management on one
I would treat the i386 folder like any other backup--keep it as long as it is possible that you might need it. About Us PC Review is a computing review website with helpful tech support forums staffed by PC experts. All rights reserved. check over here Am I correct Vijay?
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