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What files are safe to delete?

By mlee ·
We are running a Windows NT Server 4.0 SP6a. What I was wondering is what files are safe to delete from the server? We are in need of some more space, but won't be upgrading the hard disk for quite some time. But I do know that there are alot of files that are not needed that can be deleted but I need to know which ones are ok to delete. Any information would be greatly appreciated. TIA.

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by tmaclennan In reply to What files are safe to de ...

You can empty your temp folders, set your Internet cache space to zero, **** away the Winnt CD and service packs from the server...but once you do that, you still will be left with a couple of hundred meg. Probably not enough to make a long-term difference. I suggest--if you can't add more server drive space, that you look into "network-attached storage" like a Snap server. Anything to make the drive space growth happen somewhere other than on the server.

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by anticnz In reply to What files are safe to de ...

Look for a memory.dmp in the winnt directory .. if you have NT setup (and this is the default) to dump memory if it bluescreens, the memory.dmp is the same size as your memory. Unless you have a reason for a memory.dmp file I would go to the controlpanel\system and turn the dump off.
Also if you store profiles or user folders on the server you could check for users who are no longer valid and delete their files.
Try compressing folders that are seldom accessed or folders that compression will not affect greatly (e.g. uninstall folders for service packs).
Look for folders left behind after uninstalls, clean out the recycle bin.
Look at restricting the sizes of event logs and the length of time applications store historical data.
Run a defragmenter on a regular basis.
Hope these help.

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by mlee In reply to What files are safe to de ...

Thank you for the tip. I will go through all of those, I'm pretty sure it will help me with some space.. THANX

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