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reclaiming space on my harddrive?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by zip316, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. zip316

    zip316 Thread Starter

    Jan 3, 2003
    hi everyone ,i need to know is it okay to delete all the readme files and the applog on my pc,in order to get more space on my harddrive?i am running windows 98. thanks in advance
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

    Oct 4, 2000
    The readme files are documentation for whatever program is in that particular folder. And, since they are most likely small, deleting them will recover little space.

    Applog files are generated/maintained by TaskMon and used by Defrag/Speedisk to Optimize Program Startup. If you are running a relatively new PC with a fast disk, the benefit of using this feature is neglible. Thus, unselect Taskmon in Msconfig, reboot and then delete all files in \Applog.

    If you still wish to use the feature, and the applog folder is getting large, then delete all the files. Taskmon will recreate them as you start running programs.

    You will most likely get the biggest benefit from
    deleting all files in your \Temp folder
    deleting all files in your browser cache
    deleting all files in your History folder and
    emptying your browser cache
    (also check for *.CHK files in the root of C:\)

    Delindex is a good program(actually a BATch file) to do general housecleaing. Read the documentation before running it.
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