trying to remove unnecessary files

85 Night Elf Druid
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Can i delete the files named

C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\Data\wow-update-base-<number>.MPQ
C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\Data\Cache\patch-base-<number>.MPQ

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90 Undead Priest
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C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\Data\Cache\patch-base-<number>.MPQ

You can delete these files, however the other ones are needed.

You can also delete the Updates folder in the WoW directory.
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85 Worgen Druid
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Hi.

Its not necessary to delete any of those files in the data directory, but as for cache, yes if you get any problems.
Edited by Danellos on 29/09/2011 12:10 BST
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85 Night Elf Druid
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the whole cache directory or just those files ?

and what about

C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\Data\enGB\wow-update-enGB-<number> ?

i want to create a backup copy of wow because blizzard was "smart" enough to release the Cataclysm DvD with 4gigabytes of updates missing.....
And i need to shrink it as much as i can.
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90 Undead Priest
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You can delete the Updates, Cache and Data/Cache folders. You can delete the Interface and WTF folders as well if you don't mind resetting your UI.

WoW requires at minimum 25GB of free space.
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85 Night Elf Druid
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ok ty
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You can delete the Updates, Cache and Data/Cache folders. You can delete the Interface and WTF folders as well if you don't mind resetting your UI.


Confirmed :)
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