WER folder

ywainberg
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hi

in my windows server 2008 i have a space issue in c drive, i run "treesize" to look for the heavy folder and the only abnormal folder i see is in ,in my administrator profile, there is a folder that reached the size of 6 GB ,the folder is called WER and it is in appsdata folder in my profile
what is this folder and can i delete it do save space?

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Adam BrownSenior Systems Admin
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
That's the Windows Error Reporting folder. You can safely remove all the files in there without having to worry, as they are files built up when problems occur in order to send information to Microsoft. If you want to not worry about it again, Follow these instructions: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754364.aspx

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how do you delete them?from the Windows Error Reporting interface?
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Top Expert 2010
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You should just be able to navigate to that folder and delete the files manually. If you can't get into the folder (if it gives you an access denied error when you're logged in as an administrator), you'll probably need to take ownership of the folder. To do that, right click the folder, go to properties, then security, then advanced, then owner, click edit, click on administrators, put a check mark in the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" box and then hit apply. Once that's done you should have no trouble getting to the folder to remove the files.

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thanks man ,i know that , i saw in another forum that it is not recommended to delete this folder because it will make problem next time i will restart my server
Adam BrownSenior Systems Admin
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Nah. Just turn off error reporting and blow out the folder.

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