Windows XP - Duplicate files found - Asked By Tami Hunter on 22-May-12 11:57 AM

Is it safe to delete cdf_ms files? I have the program Aol Computer check up and  I preformed a duplicate file test and all these files came up. Along with the cdf_ms files, there are also dll files, and manifest files. Are any or all of these safe to delete because they take up a lot of space.
Pichart Y. replied to Tami Hunter on 26-Sep-14 08:29 AM
This may cause trouble. They are component file for the software. You better keep them.

Somesh Yadav replied to Tami Hunter on 23-May-12 12:23 AM
Auslogics Duplicate File Finder is a basic program that allows users to find and delete duplicate files taking up valuable space on their hard drives. This is a helpful utility for users who find themselves with limited disk space and can't figure out why.
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How to Remove Duplicate Files & Folders in Windows XP

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Goniey N (Mr. G) replied to Tami Hunter on 23-May-12 01:33 AM
you can delete that cdf-ms files using the

CyberShredder software.

you can freely download this software from the below link :

Once you install it, open this software & select you files which you want to delete. After that drag that files into that software open dialogs. so it will delete that files using this software.

[)ia6l0 iii replied to Tami Hunter on 28-May-12 01:06 PM
These are programs deployed through the click-once application type. If you remember installing the .net framework for any of the products that you did a one-click install, then these are the files that are dumped by the installation. 

If is better to remove the programs through the Add/Remove programs, and then delete the orphaned files. And also note that it is always advised to create a System Restore Point, and then do such actions. If something goes wrong, just restore the system to a previous state using the System Restore Wizard. 

Hope this helps.
Jitendra Faye replied to Tami Hunter on 29-May-12 12:41 AM
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Yes, It can create problem for you.

The CDF-MS file extension is associated with Microsoft Visual Studio.

The .cdf-ms files are binary versions of *.manifest files, which are generated for each *.dll library used when a ClickOnce Deployment function is used.

bardy bardy replied to Tami Hunter on 26-Sep-14 12:37 AM
I'd recommend DublicateFilesDeleter, I use about a year.