Permanently delete MUI sub folders

By joe935
Nov 3, 2008
  1. Is there a way to permanently delete the many sub folders in
    C:\windows\system32\MUI ?
    I can delete them all, but after a day or so I notice they have all
    I do not need multilanguage support so i don't need these folders.
    OS is XP Pro
    Thanks in advance
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Multilingual User Interface (MUI)

    The Multilingual User Interface Pack for Windows XP is designed to enable the end user to swap the languages for the graphical user interface.

    If you have installed the Xp MUI Pack, you can uninstall this in Add\Remove programs

    Otherwise, this (usually small) folder is used by many program installs (including Office) that may have had the Multilingual option enabled (or in some cases forced install)

    Therefore each time you run one of the installed programs that contain the Multilingual support, these files are then re-created in the MUI folder

    In my opinion leave it alone
    Or start un-installing all programs (including Office or Internet Explorer, or many others) that have also installed Multilingual support
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