We all have faced storage issues with our system. But thankfully you don’t have to overhaul your storage and look for new hard drive options with this solution. There are many temporary files in our system that takes a large amount of space in the storage. Among the host of temporary files, there’s this SWSetup folder that is often present in the temporary files list. Here’s how to take care of it:
What is the SWSetup folder?
It is a folder that is often found in HP laptops. The folder has the drivers, system software, and installation files in it. This folder is quite large and uses up a lot of space. It is located in the drive where your windows are installed, i.e. C drive generally. This can help you install the drivers when you don’t have internet connectivity. But don’t worry, this folder can be deleted for ease. Just remember to back up the folder as you may need some of the files from it in the future.
How to Delete the SWSetup folder?
Deleting this folder will mean you delete all the installation files for drivers, and system software. Deleting them doesn’t harm you but this folder can come in handy in the future. So it would be wise to either backup the folder to an external drive or any cloud storage.
To delete the folder, follow these steps:
- Locate the SWSetup folder in your C Drive.
- Now delete the folder.
- If you are prompted with a dialog box requiring the administrator’s right, then grant the same.
- The file will be deleted.
How to move the SWSetup folder?
If you don’t want to delete the folder and just want to move it to a new location, you can also do the same. You can easily move them into another drive located inside the PC to keep yourself away from the annoying space-occupying nature of this folder in the C drive. Or as we aforementioned, you can move it into an external drive or cloud storage.