Solved

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

Posted on 2004-04-07
7
15,396 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
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.
0
Comment
Question by:zeroiq01
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:Fatal_Exception
Fatal_Exception earned 400 total points
ID: 10777474
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:robinluo
ID: 10777480
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.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 10777605
IIS is creating these logs, robin...  Note FTP, SMTP, W3S..  these come from IIS...  Read my link and it will explain these files..

FE
0
Comparison of Amazon Drive, Google Drive, OneDrive

What is Best for Backup: Amazon Drive, Google Drive or MS OneDrive? In this free whitepaper we look at their performance, pricing, and platform availability to help you decide which cloud drive is right for your situation. Download and read the results of our testing for free!

 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
ddrdan earned 100 total points
ID: 10777767
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 !!!!!!
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 10778302
Microsoft - Let's make things so hard that you have to come to EE to find the answers...  :)

FE
0
 

Author Comment

by:zeroiq01
ID: 10778949
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.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 10780207
you are welcome, anytime..

and thanks to you.

FE
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
There are times when we need to generate a report on the inbox rules, where users have set up forwarding externally in their mailbox. In this article, I will be sharing a script I wrote to generate the report in CSV format.
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question