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    Need some HDD space. Can I remove some of these files?

    Even trying to have good HDD housekeeping, my C drive is filling up and in the red zone for space availability.

    I've only got Revit 2019 & 2020 on my machine, as well as AutoCAD 2018 & 2020.

    In previous years I've used the Autodesk Uninstall Tool to remove old installations before installing the new BDSP package, so I was surprised to see yesterday a lot of Revit 2015 - 2018 update packages on my C drive. Usually when I use the Uninstall Tool I also run Control Panel > Add/Remove Programmes for any missing items. Revit 2015-2018 are not present there either.

    A few questions please:

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    What can I safely delete from this list? Will deleting a 2015 - 2018 update.exe have any effect on the 2019 or 2020 installs I'm currently using?

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    Similarly, there are AutoCAD 2019 updates hanging around. As this is between the 2018 & 2020 installs, would removing these cause issues?

    3. Can I safely remove 2020 update.exe files. These would have been installed
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    The .dmp file can definitely go. Those are just log files from past crashes.
    As for the rest of them, you don't really *need* them, but if you ever want to do an update on any of those versions, Autodesk tends to like to have the original install files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    The .dmp file can definitely go. Those are just log files from past crashes.
    As for the rest of them, you don't really *need* them, but if you ever want to do an update on any of those versions, Autodesk tends to like to have the original install files.
    Thanks Dave for your reply.
    Yes, I was kinda figuring that the *.dmp files could easily go, so thanks for confirming.

    If I was to remove the 2018 & 2017 & earlier files would this be OK, even though I don't have these releases still on my laptop (only Revit 2019 & 2020)? It seems logical that it would be OK, unless later Revit versions rely on previous installation within these files.

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    If you no longer have that version installed, by all means, get rid of those.
    While you're at it, go look in the Journal files folder for those versions, too. You might be surprised how much !$$!# is in there.
    C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit 2017\Journals
    And clean out your C:\Windows\Temp, %temp% and Downloads folders

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