What operating system are you using?
The Mac operating system temporarily stores your unzipped dmg file downloads on your desktop.
I'm not aware of Windows putting files on your desktop.
I am running Windows 7 prof (64bit)
These were the two files that were loaded to my desktop
these then ran and loaded further files to the programs area under the Adobe folder (that look like this)
The 'loading folders' that first appeared on my desktop seem too large (3.99gigs) to just be installation files...which is why I am worried about deleting them....but equally thats a chunk of disk space that I could also save if they are not now needed.
On another question can I assume I can now uninstall my old Premier Elements 9 software because I assume these later files are downwards compatible ???!!
I still don't know how those folders got on your desktop. Neither Adobe nor Windows puts them there. Maybe you did when you extracted the zip files?
In any event, you don't need them once the program is installed. In fact, you can even delete the shortcuts to launch the programs if you'd like. They don't affect the program.
It doesn't hurt to keep those files around. If either program starts acting up and you want to do a reinstall you already have the files.
It's much faster then downloading the program again and it doesn't hurt to burn them to a CD either.
Yes you can download the program again.Myself, I store all my programs on another drive, an external drive and CD's. It's overkill I'm sure but I have lost access to some other programs in the past.
given the nightmare it was to download these files (it took over a day even with a fast connection) I decided to copy to an externaldrive before deleting ....everything appears to be working fine ...so far