Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22
  1. #1
    Silver Lounger Duchess843's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Sicklerville, NJ
    Posts
    2,488
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Log file removal

    I have no problem this time, but need to ask a question. Can log and install files be removed without causing problems?

    My log files are really heavy, accumulated over 3 or 4 years.
    <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Renton, Washington, USA
    Posts
    12,560
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: Log file removal

    How much empty disk space do you have?
    That is more important that removing "unwanted files".

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

  3. #3
    Uranium Lounger viking33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
    Posts
    6,308
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Log file removal

    Gloria,
    Dump the old ones. Despite how much "spare" space you have.
    BOB
    http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/S/flags/USA.gif http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/S/f...sachusetts.gif


    Long ago, there was a time when men cursed and beat on the ground with sticks. It was called witchcraft.
    Today it is called golf!

  4. #4
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Quedgeley, Gloucester, England
    Posts
    5,333
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Log file removal

    To which log files do you refer?

    John
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

  5. #5
    Silver Lounger Duchess843's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Sicklerville, NJ
    Posts
    2,488
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Log file removal

    Dave, I have more free space than brains. I was going to enter a Smiles here but the link isn't working.

    My main drive C: information: Total Disk Size: 773GB Free Space: 59.9GB. I told you about my free space and brains.
    <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>

  6. #6
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Quedgeley, Gloucester, England
    Posts
    5,333
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Log file removal

    You really have a 773 GB hard drive? <img src=/S/shocked.gif border=0 alt=shocked width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>

    John
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

  7. #7
    Silver Lounger Duchess843's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Sicklerville, NJ
    Posts
    2,488
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Log file removal

    Any and all. I can't think of a single reason why they would be important, can you?
    <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>

  8. #8
    Silver Lounger Duchess843's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Sicklerville, NJ
    Posts
    2,488
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Log file removal

    Yep, I got the information from My Computer and that's what it said. Why? Is that a baby one?
    <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>

  9. #9
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Renton, Washington, USA
    Posts
    12,560
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: Log file removal

    Give us a screen shot that looks like the attachment below.
    It is the "Properties" of your hard drive.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

  10. #10
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Brantford, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,391
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Log file removal

    A log file typically is a 'paper trail' of what's been done. For example, file 1244xe.txt deleted 10/24/2006 by user: jsmith.

    Not important for SOME things, but mighty important in other cases.

    Log files should be reviewed on a regular basis (yearly, monthly, weekly, even daily if warranted). Once reviewed, a deletion of the file can be performed if so desired.
    Christopher Baldrey

  11. #11
    Silver Lounger Duchess843's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Sicklerville, NJ
    Posts
    2,488
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Log file removal

    I've been meaning to learn how to take a screen shot. I've received from posters here on how to do it, but just haven't found the time to learn. What I can do is to write it down exactly as it appears, which I will do right away.
    <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>

  12. #12
    Silver Lounger Duchess843's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Sicklerville, NJ
    Posts
    2,488
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Log file removal

    Here is what I see in Properties:
    General tab:
    Maxtor 76.3 GB Local Disk

    File System: NTFS

    Used space: 16.3 GB
    Free space: 59.9 GB
    Capacity : 76.3 GB
    Drive C Disk Cleanup

    I hope this is satisfactory.
    <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>

  13. #13
    Silver Lounger Duchess843's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Sicklerville, NJ
    Posts
    2,488
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Log file removal

    In essence you're saying that I must be selective about the log files I remove, correct?
    I will only remove the ones that mention my programs and the ones I don't see the program that made it or don't know where it came from, I will leave alone.
    <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>

  14. #14
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    A Magic Forest in Deepest, Darkest Kent
    Posts
    5,681
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Log file removal

    Here I come <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    You have absolutely bags and bags of room <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>

    There are mixed views here and I would say the majority view is BE CAUTIOUS.

    The general idea around these parts is to create a folder on a suitable place on your C: Drive review and move the log files to that folder. If they are important Windows will tell you, if there are no detrimental effects I would say get rid of them after ,say a week. Do a bit at a time, NOT all at one time. Being that you have so much room, leave them alone until you really need the room
    Jerry

  15. #15
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    12,107
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Log file removal

    <hr>Capacity : 76.3 GB <hr>
    That's a LONG way from 773 GBs, Gloria. You could be a little more precise in your postings I suppose.

    BTW, you've seemed to ignore Leif's question about your smilies question in <post#=624,508>post 624,508</post#>

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •