Purging files/folder in PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\WER\REPORTQUEUE
Posted on 2010-09-02
Have a windows 2008 enterprise 64 bit operating system at service pack 1. Recently an application issue generated 1000's of report folders to be created in the location PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\WER\REPORTQUEUE. The issue has been resolved, however there are 1000's of reportxxxxx folders in the wer\reportqueue folder. They are consuming
50 gb of space. I want to purge these folders. Since there files are generated for the purpose of problem review, is there any issue with removing them with the command RMDIR? I've read some articles on google to use ccleaner or disk cleaner in accessies\system tools. Those entries were for desktop and provide no control what a person wants to purge. This server is a production server.I am only interested in purging the data in the location PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\WER\REPORTQUEUE.. I am not interested in a utility that goes out an purges the complete system volume. That is not a pratical option in a business production environment.
Being that these are created by the system for investigating, is a special process required to clean them up?