A few days ago, Nero AG released Nero 11 software for Windows. The latest version of Nero comes with several new features and improvements. Many of you might have already installed Nero 11 on your Windows 7 PCs. Though Nero 11 doesn’t support the Developer Preview build of Windows 8, one can follow our how to install Nero 11 on Windows 8 guide to install and use Nero 11 on the latest version of Windows.
If you have already installed the complete package of Nero 11, then you probably have noticed that Nero consumes considerable amount of disk space. According to the official page of Nero 11, you need to have at least 5 GB of free space on your Windows drive to complete the installation, including space for temporary files, content, and templates. Why does it require so much disk space?
Before beginning the actual installation, the setup creates a new folder named NeroInstallFiles under Users\YourUserAccountName\AppData\Local\Temp and then extracts the setup file contents to that folder. The size of this NeroInstallFiles folder is ~1.9 GB! For some unknown reasons, Nero 11 setup doesn’t automatically delete this temporary folder even after completing the installation.
So, if you would like to free up ~1.9 GB disk space after installing Nero 11, here is what you need to do:
Step 1: Open Run dialog box. To do this, use Windows + R keys.
Step 2: In the Run dialog, type %temp% and hit enter key to open Temp folder.
Step 3: In the Temp folder, locate the folder named NeroInstallFiles and then press Shift + Delete keys to permanently remove the folder from Temp folder and your PC. You are done! Enjoy Nero 11 on your PC.
NOTE: We installed Nero 11 on Windows 7 (x86), Windows 7 (x64) and Windows 8 (x64) PCs. The result was same on all machines. The setup didn’t remove temporary folders.