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Installer Doesn't Remove Old Files

  • 29 March 2022
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I was just doing some drive-maintenance on my PC, checking what made my primary drive so full, and one of the major culprits is a folder of Razer installation-files (in 'C:\\Windows\\Installer\\Razer\\Installer') that simply were never disposed of after use.

I've included a screenshot of the files, and there are over 160 files worth over 5.7GB of data dating back to late 2019, which is when I installed Razer-software for the first time. - I've also found people claiming they had over 10GB just sitting on their drive.

It's not even the actual installation but just installer-files that get left behind. This effectively is "bloatware", even though it doesn't come pre-installed. Regardless, this is not OK.

There is no way we should be expected to know this and remove old/unused files manually.
Clean up after yourself when people invite your software onto their hardware, Razer!

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MicHaeL_MonStaR
I was just doing some drive-maintenance on my PC, checking what made my primary drive so full, and one of the major culprits is a folder of Razer installation-files (in 'C:\\Windows\\Installer\\Razer\\Installer') that simply were never disposed of after use.

I've included a screenshot of the files, and there are over 160 files worth over 5.7GB of data dating back to late 2019, which is when I installed Razer-software for the first time. - I've also found people claiming they had over 10GB just sitting on their drive.

It's not even the actual installation but just installer-files that get left behind. This effectively is "bloatware", even though it doesn't come pre-installed. Regardless, this is not OK.

There is no way we should be expected to know this and remove old/unused files manually.
Clean up after yourself when people invite your software onto their hardware, Razer!


I reported this to our Support Team and sent you a PM. Please help me initiate an investigation. Let's continue our discussion privately. Thanks for your cooperation.
Mine is pushing 4gb in size with over 200 files and 12 folders...To have to do a manual fresh clean re-installation is a bit silly. I agree with MicHaeL_MonStaR and his sentiment at the end of his post.