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#1 janelle834

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:39 PM

In my Windows directory I have a ton of files that begin with KB, followed by a series of numbers, and end with .log. What are these files, why so many of them, and can I safely delete them?

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 04:03 PM

These are Microsoft Windows Hotfix installer log files. They contain all the changes that a particular hot fix made on your system. You can safely delete these files. You can delete them by yourself, or use Piriform CCleaner to clean the log files : http://www.piriform.com/

Check the option as shown below : Posted Image

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:10 PM

Thank You.
I also have a ton of files that start with $NtUninstallKB..... they seem to correspond to the .log files. Are these the hotfixes? Should I leave these alone?

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 08:57 AM

Those are hotfix uninstallers. If after installing a Windows hotfix (manually or through auto update) you want to uninstall it later, these uninstaller are used to uninstall those hotfixes. Most of the time nobody needs to uninstall the hotfixes.

You can once again use CCleaner to remove them. You would find option Hotfix Uninstallers under the Advanced section. Check this option if you want to remove these uninstallers.

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 01:21 PM

OK Thanks!




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