A couple years ago, my father made a backup of one of our computers using Windows Backup and Restore. It was either Windows Vista or Windows 7, not sure which. He backed up the entire computer, including Program Files, AppData, My Documents, everything, and now it is on .zip files on a WD Passport with 300GB, I'm not sure exactly what it is called. Now I am trying to decide which files to keep and which to delete. Most of what we would keep are files, as we would need CD's to use the programs, and I'm pretty sure they would install everything all over again. That pretty much leaves out Program Files, however, I'm not sure about AppData. For example, my mother used Greetings Workshop and wants some files from there, and she may want to keep some default settings she used. I am talking generally here, as I'm sure some programs have different ways of saving things in AppData.
What, if anything, should I keep from AppData, and what should I delete?