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Can I delete WINNT\system32\LogFiles\W3SVC1 files?

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I need to make space on my computers C: drive and this log file is taking up 217megs.  Can I delete it after coping its contents to another drive?  Will this harm anything?  How about any of the other logs in this directory?  (MSFTPSVC1, MSFTPSVC2, SMTPSVC1, W3SVC1)  They take up quite abit of space and I would like to redirect them if possibe but I don't know how.  The W32 log is by far the largest and I really would like to move it or do something with it.  Thanks.
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yes you can. you may also want to find out which program is generating these log files and see if there is a setting to keep log files for only a limited period.
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IIS is creating these logs, robin...  Note FTP, SMTP, W3S..  these come from IIS...  Read my link and it will explain these files..

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Microsoft - Let's make things so hard no one can undestand it ... "splooie" on that......

I use "WinZapper" to clear event logs created by IIS. Works great ! It creates a backup file in case you need to retrieve.

If your wanting space you'll need to boot and run for a "check see" before you delete the "dummy.dat" backup file it creates.

And best of all """IT'S FREE"""

http://www.ntsecurity.nu/toolbox/winzapper/

READ THE FAQ's and the "HOW TOO's" first !!!!!!
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Microsoft - Let's make things so hard that you have to come to EE to find the answers...  :)

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Thanks guys for the suggestions.  The Microsoft doc had it on, but i agree it is hard to read.  I tried "WinZapper" and will use it in the future.  Thanks for the help.
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you are welcome, anytime..

and thanks to you.

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