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Drive C in Windows server 2003 is full

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Windows 2003 server R2

Hello

can I safely erase the C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles folder (about 500Mo) ?
My C drive is full and want to erase this folder

Thank you
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No, you shouldn't.
There are others directories which could be safely deleted.
Refer to this: http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm
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run treesize on your server
http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
it will show what  takes a lot of space, you probably find couple of folders filled with junk that not in windows folder.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Please have a read of Lee's excellent article for managing the boot partition of a server:

http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
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by:mahrens007
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you can always move the page file over the other partition and WSUS if you have that running.  
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by:brota
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you can move service pack files to another drive and then change the value in the registry to what it looks for.
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what is the value in the registry to change ?
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by:kaskhedikar_tushar
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Hello,

Do one thing, download treeinfo or treesize,run on your server & check that which directories is having more size. Delete unwanted files & defrag the c drive.

Regards,
Tushar Kaskhedikar
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Alanhardasty has provided a link to LeeW's web site and that is a tried and proven method to clean up the C:\ drive.
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thank you
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