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Deleting .log files and others?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bcon76, Jan 15, 2002.

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  1. bcon76

    bcon76 Guest Thread Starter

    I seem to remember reading somewhere that one can delete all .log files from the HDD to free up space. Is this something that is recomended? Don't some uninstall programs use an install.log file to uninstall? I am planning on networking this machine. Would there be any ramifications on the netwrok if .log files were deleted. I don't need the free space but I do like to keep my drive clean so I know exactly how much space I do have. .log files are currently taking up 26Mb of space on this machine. Not alot when you cosider a program like Adobe Photoshop takes up 120Mb but that IS a lot of space for text. Thanks for any opinions.

    Also: are there any other files that are created on a regular basis that the system does not NEED to function properly. I do know of some file types but go ahead and throw any out there that you can think of so anyone reading this post in the future gets the full picture. Thanks.
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    Jul 12, 2001
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    I'd hang on to log files.

    They will include install logs, which means you won't be able to uninstall your programs, if you wanted to.

    The disk space saved by deleting log files is so tiny, that I would just leave them alone.

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