Evermore
3 Argentium

Windows log files.

I use CCleaner to clean my temperary files. I notice in systems/ window log files, it always cleans a few window log files. Do I need to look at the log files once in awhile and do anything with these files? I know how to access them through the control panel>Administrative tools>Event Viewer. Is this something I need to stay out of? Are these files used for trouble shooting by the experts? I'm just curious when I see these files being deleted!! Should any other files be deleted? Thanks for any comments.

 Asus computer with  Windows 10 OS  Built in Windows Defender A.V and Windows firewall, McShield,  MBAM, SAS, Spyware Blaster, Secunia PSI, Win Patrol Plus, Microsoft Edge and Firefox, WOT on Browsers.

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joe53
5 Rhenium

Re: Windows log files.

Hi Evermore:

I have never checked Windows log files for removal. When I do so now I see they occupy only about 2 MB of HD space, which really isn't a concern for me.

That said, they are safe to delete. If, as you say, they include the contents of Event Viewer, then I personally would not wipe them. I find Event Viewer contents useful on occasion to help diagnose glitches.

I also leave unchecked all the entries in the Advanced section.

Finally, I leave the Registry tool alone. No need to mess with the registry.

 

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Re: Windows log files.

Are these files used for trouble shooting by the experts?
Yes, that is one of the places some of our diagnostic tools look. You may also have a helper ask you to post the Event Viewer log. I leave that section UNchecked in my CCleaner settings for that reason.


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Evermore
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Re: Windows log files.

Thanks for your advise Joe53 and Bugbatter. I will leave my windows log files alone.

 Asus computer with  Windows 10 OS  Built in Windows Defender A.V and Windows firewall, McShield,  MBAM, SAS, Spyware Blaster, Secunia PSI, Win Patrol Plus, Microsoft Edge and Firefox, WOT on Browsers.

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