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Need to clear up drive space on server 2003 SP1

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I need to clear up some C:\ drive space on a Windows 2003 server with SP1.  Can I safely move the C:\WINNT\Software Dristribution\Download folder or at least its contents to another partition on the hard drive?  I have already lowered the Recycle bin size and the Temporary Internet folder size.  Any other tips and tricks would be appreciated.
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I would also go to start search files and folders and look for *temp, *.tmp, *.dmp *.mdmp, *.chk, and also *.log but be careful on the log files which ones you remove.

You could also use a program like http://www.ccleaner.com and use that to clear out all the temp files and so forth.
A really good tool at seeing what is chewing up your hard drive space in a visual display is http://windirstat.info/

I use it all the time to find out what is chewing up hard drive space and then if I am not sure if I can delete whatever it finds I research it and then make my determination

you will want to defrag if you are deleting a lot of items as your server performance is going to take a hit from fragged hard drives
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leew,

Nice Job, Nice FAQ I for one have no conspiracy against your FAQ I just didn't know about it until now ;)

Had I know about it I would have posted it you can't get much more complete information in one FAQ then that.

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Guys, well done and thank you! :-)  Lee, great page!  I look forward to reading more of your stuff.
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briancassin - no problem - I did notice a few names posting in the question and I THOUGHT I'd seen them in like questions where I had posted the link (yours was one).  I've been posting it for probably 4 months now and I've only seen one or two other guys referencing it (again, no objection).
I might have missed it then if you posted in a question I was in... I usually have 5 windows open at any given time  :)
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try firefox - I've usually got 10+ tabs... and unlike IE, on the rare occasion it crashes, it saves the text I was typing.  I LOVE THAT!

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