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DiskCleanUp including dump, mindump, system dump


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#1 cafejose

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 11:12 PM

I asked this before but maybe other newer opinions from some members.

 

Is is reasonable to select the dump files for Disk Cleanup?  My guess is yes.  They are available for what to clean in Disk Cleanup, they've been there a long time (now years), I see not too often any kind of interaction with them, and in case some occasional strange system performance or temporary trouble, guess that new entries would be made to them,... so I selected them tonight for a Disk Cleanup session.  

 

RESULT:  System restart seemed faster (although did not try measuring this), and no other ill effects.  Must 've saved 2 or 3 GB of space.  Was 42 GB used and now 39 GB  used.

 

Very few items in the Disk Cleanup list are found selected upon opening Disk Cleanup.



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Posted 27 October 2016 - 11:50 PM

CCleaner when run cleans dump files by default. 



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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:47 AM

In my opinion, if you have diagnosed/fixed your BSOD problems, there really is no need to keep them. Especially since they're very old. (I still don't like how CCleaner cleans the memory dumps by default though.) :)

 

Edit: This may be helpful to you...

 

http://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/windows-xp-vista/how-to-know-which-files-are-safe-to-delete-with-windows-vistas-disk-cleanup/


Edited by bwv848, 29 October 2016 - 08:54 AM.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 09:03 PM

The particular  machine has not shown any blue screen of "death" for over 5 years, so I guess, since very few other problems have occurred, cleaning away those dumps was a good thing to do.  I did not yet read the link given in post#3.

 

 

---just now checked that dummies link.  I made the right decision to get rid of those dump files.  Note, I also get rid of Thumbnails.  I do not see the point.  


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 09:07 PM

Glad you got rid of them. :) Really if there haven't been any further problems for five years (since 2011!) I can't give you or anyone a logical reason to keep them.


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