This checklist can be used to cleanup unneeded file and registry information that is often captured when creating an appset.  The list below serves as a rough guideline and may not apply to all applications.



Files

Location
Safely Remove
Remove with caution
Notes
AppData

X

Could contain config files you want to keep
AppData\Microsoft\Windows

X



AppData\Microsoft\Crypto

X



LocalAppData\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

X



LocalAppData\Windows\Caches

X



LocalAppData\Windows\

X


Delete if no subfolders are present.
SystemX86Dir\config

X



SystemX86Dir\catroot

X



SystemX86Dir\catroot2

X



Systemx86Dir\wbem

X



Systemx86Dir\Ias

X



SystemX86Dir\LogFiles

X



SystemX86Dir\SMI

X



SystemDir\config

X



SystemDir\catroot

X



SystemDir\catroot2

X



SystemDir\wbem

X



SystemDir\Ias

X



SystemDir\LogFiles

X



SystemDir\SMI

X



WindowsDir\Security

X



WindowsDir\ServiceProfiles

X



WindowsDir\SoftwareDistribution

X



WindowsDir\Winsxs\InstallTemp

X



WindowsDIr\Winsxs\Temp

X



WindowsDir\ServiceProfiles

x



UserProfile\AppData

x



UserLocalAppDataLow\Microsoft\CryptnetURLCache\

X



ProgramData\Microsoft\RAC

X








Registry Keys

Location
Safely Remove
Remove with caution
Notes
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

X



HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

X



HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

X



HKCU\Software\Policies\

X



HKCU\Microsoft\SystemCerfiticates\

X



HKCU\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\

X



HKCU\Microsoft\RestartManager\

X







HKCR\CLSID

X

May be required for correct functioning of file associations. If deleted check file associations with final package.
HKCR\Inteface

X

Related to application interface. Usually the app can create these on launch but if it does not work leave these in.




HKLM\COMPONENTS\

X

May containing assembly information for files in Winsxs directory.
HKLM\Schema

X



HKLM \Microsoft\Internet Explorer

X

May be required it the application installed Internet Explorer Plug-ins
HKLM \Microsoft\WBEM

X



HKLM \Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

X



HKLM \Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData

X

Contains uninstall information for the application.  Some applications do check for the existence of data in this key.
HKLM \Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

X

Contains uninstall information for the application.  Some application do check for the existence of data in this key.
HKLM \Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SPP

X



HKLM \Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore

X



HKLM \Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Perflib

X



HKLM \Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DiskDiagnostics\

X



HKLM \SOFTWARE\Mircosoft\Reliability Analysis\

X



HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI

X



HKLM \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\VSS

X



HKLM \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\TrustedInstaller

X



HKLM \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WmiApRpl

X







HKU\Default

X



HKU\S****

X