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    C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Ro aming\PeerNetworking

    This folder has a lot of files that go back to 5/29. Nothing before for some unknown reason. I run Ccleaner regularly and the program hangs a little on this folder. A little over 4MB of data is removed. I know I can probably turn off the log file check and speed up Ccleaner. This folder has over 17,000 folders and >22,000 files.

    This is a stand alone single user PC not connected to a network and used mostly for internet. Are all of these records necessary. There are over 8GB of them.

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    The system looks like it may have once been part of a shared network.
    If it is not anymore you may disable it's services; Homegroup and Peer Networking Grouping.
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    Thanks for the reply. I checked the services you suggested and all were set to manual startup. However all of the services are started so something in Windows is starting them. I checked and I have no homegroup. I checked my sharing and found network discovery turned on so I turned it off. Everything else looked appropriate. Perhaps the network discovery setting is activating the peer and homegroup services. I will check after the next boot.

    Once I get this straightened out, will it be OK to delete the multitudes of records kept since 5/29?

    I have included some captures:

    On the top is a capture of some of the folders created every minute the PC is on I am guessing. Inside this folder is another folder with a cryptic name. Inside that is a folder called "Grouping" and inside that is the 4 files pictured on the lower capture. All of them are just like this except for the cryptic names.
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    You should be able to delete all the folders & files.

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    Thanks for the reply's. My reboot did not stop the services from loading so I stopped and disabled them and the logging then stopped. I did a folder rename for the Peernetworking folder to be on the safe side before deletion. Will see what happens on the next boot. I may leave a couple small files from 2010 that were created when the PC was activated.

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    The only three files in that folder on this PC are idstore.sst, idstore.sst.lkg, & idstore.sst.new.

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    After my folder rename and turning off the services, a new folder was not created so I felt confident deleting these old records. I did not have the lkg file but kept the other 2 mentioned and corrected the folder name.

    Thanks to all that helped. It is nice to get rid of 8GB of useless data.

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