I want to free up space on my hard drive, so I ran a duplicate files finder.
I have several duplicate copies of (large) driver files. I would think that I only need one. One of the folders with drivers is c:\drivers. I use Windows 7, so I imagine I need that folder. I also have folders with some duplicate drivers: \documents\double driver backup and \dell\drivers.
Do I need those last two?
You should keep the c:\drivers. You can delete the others, but if you need to delete because you are running low on hard drive space you really need to install a larger hard drive. Considering the price of hard drives, now, there is no reason to have to delete, etc, because of drive space.
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In Windows 7 standard configuration "c:\Drivers" is not the default driver location, in fact it is not a standard windows directory. A simple check is to compare the creation date/time with it and directories like "c:\windows" or "c:\program files (x86)" I for one remove nothing, unless you are running out of disk space. One possibility is Dell added that directory.
I use a software called Duplicate Files Deleter, it's very easy to use and after it finds the duplicate files it lets you chose what you want to do with them (copy/delete/move). You can even check network files and you can check multiple paths in the same scan.