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Recovering Disk Space

By CST ·
I recently ran defrag on my Win2K O/S and received a message that I didn't have sufficient percentage of space to run the defrag efficiently, but given that I had few options in moving files to the d:drive or deleting them, I proceeded with the defrag anyway. When it was complete, there was a message indicating that "some files did not defragment" and when printing the report I noticed a few HUGE files that I thought I could maybe delete, as they seem to be dump files or logs. I'd like to know if anyone knows if it is safe to delete the following with no massive repercussions!!:

\\winnt\memory.dmp 97,912 KB
\\program files\IE\backup data\ie5bak.dat (I'm now on IE 6.0) 14,121 KB
\\winnt\profiles......DrWatson\user.dmp 19,047 KB
\\winnt\repair\software 12,208 KB
\\winnt\sys32\config\software.sav

Thanks in advance for any help!! ;-)

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by CST In reply to Recovering Disk Space

software.sav = 10,156 KB

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by DKlippert In reply to Recovering Disk Space

This from the forums. I'd leave software and software.sav alone.


"In addition to MEMORY.DMP, there may also be USER.DMP files. These are
created by DrWtsn32. Like MEMORY.DMP, they are only usefull for program
debugging. You can disable their creation by running DRWTSN32.EXE
(Start/Run, then type drwtsn32), then unchecking 'Create Crash Dump
File.' "

"ie5bak.dat is a backup file for the previous installation of IE 5.x, you can delete this file because even if you uninstall IE 6, you cannot remove the browser that was installed prior to IE 6."

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by er3333 In reply to Recovering Disk Space

Hi CST:
Here is a possible solution to your problem. If you are a little short on space. You might want compress some of those large files. Windows 2k does have the capability of compressing files. If that's not possible try copying some of those files to a zip or CD drive. That should give you enough room manage your hard drive. Good Luck
Ed

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by Philip Golan In reply to Recovering Disk Space

Hi CST.
I would clear your temporary internet files and history files from your browsers Tools/Internet Options, then run "Disk Cleanup". I would also go to Documents and Settings\your user profile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files. Once there after performing the action mentioned above in your browser, you will still find a long list of cookies which you may want to get rid of. Since you are obviously low on space, the next step would be to uninstall programmes like Office and then reinstall them on another partition drive. If you have a lot of docs in "My Documents" I would move them to another drive to free up more space.

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