No, it is not like Tempory Internet Files Folder.
>> Stay informed about: $patchcache$ directory
C:\WINDOWS\Installer\$PatchCache$ is probably related to MS Office.
To avoid all kinds of errors with applications such as MS Office, leave the
C:\WINDOWS\Installer folder alone.
FWIW, I deleted some MS Office related items and I now *CANNOT* get MS
Hope this helps. Let us know.
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
tombo hunted and pecked:
> Am looking at areas on an OS installation partition that take up large
> volumes of space and looking at what they are there for and are they
> I have come across the (In WinXP) - C:\windows\installer directory and
> noticed that its the second largest folder in the C:\windows folder.
> Checking looks to be installed apps, MSI's etc. However, have come across
> the below folder and wondered if this is just a cache folder like, temp
> files, temp IE files etc. And if it is, can it be maintained or the
> contents deleted???
> Any ideas or info much appreciated?