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Disk Cleanup Questions

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#1 jek1862


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Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:32 AM

I regularly use Disk Cleanup, as you should, to help clean some of the 'junk' out of my system and free up space. However, there are a couple things listed here I do not understand and am not sure I should 'mess with'. Let me say first that I have used up 20gb of my hard drive. I know not much, but I just recently did a new install. In Disk Cleanup I am comfortable deleting everything, but for two areas. They are:
1) System queued Windows Error Reporting Files: 988mb
2) TWO listings for: Per user archived Windows Error Reporting Files: 78.3gb each. That's GIGAbytes, not megabytes!
I am wondering if I can safely delete #1. I think I can. But I don't see how I can delete #2. In the first place, I have only 'used up' 20 gb on my hard drive, so what is this anyway?? I'd like a definition of each and the green light or not to delete the files in each one. Thanks.

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#2 NightWarlock


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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:28 AM

Its safe to delete the "System queued Windows Error Reporting Files" things. You won't be able to debug previous crashes, but I don't think that matters much in most cases.

The second thing is slightly odd though. Don't run Disk Cleanup yet (at all), first solve this:

Once you do, it should be safe to delete the second one too.

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