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Thread: cna I remove these folders?

  1. #1
    Shahin Guest

    cna I remove these folders?

    Hi,

    We have a widows 2003 server in our network (member server), the C drive is
    almost full can some one tell me if it is safe to remove these folders:

    C:\windows\MEMORY.DMP
    C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles
    C:\WINDOWS\ie7updates
    C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$

    Appreciate any help.

    Thanks,

    Shahin

  2. #2
    Dave Patrick Guest

    Re: cna I remove these folders?


    "Shahin" wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > We have a widows 2003 server in our network (member server), the C drive
    > is
    > almost full can some one tell me if it is safe to remove these folders:
    >
    > C:\windows\MEMORY.DMP ***Yes
    > C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download *** Delet the folder contents
    > only.
    > C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles *** Best to leave this one
    > C:\WINDOWS\ie7updates *** I don't have this one
    > C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$ *** Don't delete the $hf_mig$ directory as this
    > is a general distribution release store.
    >


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  3. #3
    Thee Chicago Wolf Guest

    Re: cna I remove these folders?

    >We have a widows 2003 server in our network (member server), the C drive is
    >almost full can some one tell me if it is safe to remove these folders:
    >
    >C:\windows\MEMORY.DMP
    >C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    >C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles
    >C:\WINDOWS\ie7updates
    >C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$
    >
    >Appreciate any help.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >Shahin


    You can remove most or all of the backups of service pack files
    (prefixed by $KBxxxxxx) provided they are at least 3 months old. This
    is in case a service pack would need to be removed.

    Yes to the .dmp file.
    No to \SoftwareDistribution
    No to ServicePackFiles
    You can delete the $KB in \ie7updates if you like.

    After this, be sure to go to Add/Remove programs and ensure show
    updates is checked and purge out the deleted entried of KB and IE7
    updates of you do delete them.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf

  4. #4
    Meinolf Weber Guest

    Re: cna I remove these folders?

    Hello Thee,

    Sorry for jumping in, why not removing SoftwareDistribution? Did it very
    often and have no problems, even with new updates.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    >> We have a widows 2003 server in our network (member server), the C
    >> drive is almost full can some one tell me if it is safe to remove
    >> these folders:
    >>
    >> C:\windows\MEMORY.DMP
    >> C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    >> C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles
    >> C:\WINDOWS\ie7updates
    >> C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$
    >> Appreciate any help.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Shahin
    >>

    > You can remove most or all of the backups of service pack files
    > (prefixed by $KBxxxxxx) provided they are at least 3 months old. This
    > is in case a service pack would need to be removed.
    >
    > Yes to the .dmp file.
    > No to \SoftwareDistribution
    > No to ServicePackFiles
    > You can delete the $KB in \ie7updates if you like.
    > After this, be sure to go to Add/Remove programs and ensure show
    > updates is checked and purge out the deleted entried of KB and IE7
    > updates of you do delete them.
    >
    > - Thee Chicago Wolf
    >




  5. #5
    Thee Chicago Wolf Guest

    Re: cna I remove these folders?

    >Hello Thee,
    >
    >Sorry for jumping in, why not removing SoftwareDistribution? Did it very
    >often and have no problems, even with new updates.
    >
    >Best regards
    >
    >Meinolf Weber


    Meinolf,

    I haven't actually tried to remove anything from there as I didn't
    know it was safe to do so.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf

  6. #6
    Meinolf Weber Guest

    Re: cna I remove these folders?

    Hello Thee,

    Ok, you can do it without any interference. Just stop the Automatic update
    service, even if you delete the complete folder, start automatic update service.
    The basic Folder structure will be rebuilded and used again for the next
    updates.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    no rights.
    ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

    >> Hello Thee,
    >>
    >> Sorry for jumping in, why not removing SoftwareDistribution? Did it
    >> very often and have no problems, even with new updates.
    >>
    >> Best regards
    >>
    >> Meinolf Weber
    >>

    > Meinolf,
    >
    > I haven't actually tried to remove anything from there as I didn't
    > know it was safe to do so.
    >
    > - Thee Chicago Wolf
    >




  7. #7
    Thee Chicago Wolf Guest

    Re: cna I remove these folders?

    >Ok, you can do it without any interference. Just stop the Automatic update
    >service, even if you delete the complete folder, start automatic update service.
    >The basic Folder structure will be rebuilded and used again for the next
    >updates.


    Good tip to know. Thanks!

    - Thee Chicago Wolf

  8. #8
    Meinolf Weber Guest

    Re: cna I remove these folders?

    Hello Thee,

    This is also one way to solve problems with errors on windowsupdate.com,
    that stops the viewing/download/installation of updates.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    no rights.
    ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

    >> Ok, you can do it without any interference. Just stop the Automatic
    >> update service, even if you delete the complete folder, start
    >> automatic update service. The basic Folder structure will be
    >> rebuilded and used again for the next updates.
    >>

    > Good tip to know. Thanks!
    >
    > - Thee Chicago Wolf
    >




  9. #9
    Thee Chicago Wolf Guest

    Re: cna I remove these folders?

    >This is also one way to solve problems with errors on windowsupdate.com,
    >that stops the viewing/download/installation of updates.


    Meinolf,

    Good to know. I've gone through 10-step registry hack method before
    and it's not a picnic.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf

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