Can You Delete the Windows System 32 CCM Cache?

By John Williams

Cache files are temporary files a computer uses while it is either installing a program or connected to a website. When maintenance is done on computers, part of that is deleting the cache files to clean out stored information that may cause operational conflicts.

Function

The Microsoft Windows System 32 center configuration manager (CCM) cache provides temporary storage space for the installer file of programs. When a program is executed, it requires a place to extract the installer files to successfully install a program.

Benefits

The benefits of having a storage place for programs installer files is that if something interrupts the installation of a program, you can re-run the installation without downloading the files again.

Deleting

Once a program is installed, you can safely delete any cache files left from the program installation. Most companies recommend leaving any cache files from an installation for at least a few days in case there is something you wish to modify about the installation.