VC_RED.cab, VC_RED.MSI, install.res.1028.dll etc.. Can be removed!

If you are wondering how or what all these funny files (more listed below) are sitting on your c:\ or other drive, then you will be please to know that they were generated as temporary files by a Visual C++ redistributable install package. Unfortunately the package does not clean them up afterwards.

If they are not on your c:\ drive, that because the installer actually looks for the drive with the most available space or something like that!

Any of the following files can be safely removed.

install.exe
install.res.1028.dll
install.res.1031.dll
install.res.1033.dll
install.res.1036.dll
install.res.1040.dll
install.res.1041.dll
install.res.1042.dll
install.res.2052.dll
install.res.3082.dll
vcredist.bmp
globdata.ini
install.ini
eula.1028.txt
eula.1031.txt
eula.1033.txt
eula.1036.txt
eula.1040.txt
eula.1041.txt
eula.1042.txt
eula.2052.txt
eula.3082.txt
VC_RED.MSI
VC_RED.cab

For Microsoft’s article see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950683

9 thoughts on “VC_RED.cab, VC_RED.MSI, install.res.1028.dll etc.. Can be removed!

  1. okay i have tryed to get a gopod anwser for this file im not getting the whole concept what the hell r they besides left over files how come they appear then disappear if u dont do n e thing to them weird file n will this crash ones computer

  2. Nicholas, thanks for posting your informative comment on being able to delete VC_RED files and the other temporary files you’ve mentioned above, it was appreciated 🙂

    Kind regards.

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  4. I wish Microsoft would behave properly. Many time I notice that they do not use the TMP folder but randomly scatter files about. Also, they always leave the registry in a mess!

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