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