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Hello everyone,

I am trying to reduce the size of my full hard drive.
Can i delete all the .cab files and .log files i find inside C:/Windows/Logs/CBS ?

We are using Windows 7

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just to be sure when you say except the last one you mean the last one by date that has been created ?
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Hi Italiabella,

The suggestion that Ramin posted is one of those numerous discussions that I alluded to in my previous post. Here's an InfoWorld article with additional info about that particular idea:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/3112358/microsoft-windows/windows-7-log-file-compression-bug-can-fill-up-your-hard-drive.html

Note the link in that article to the interesting Windows forum discussion on it. Also note the comment, "There are incorrect solutions to the problem all over the web", which I think is worth taking into account.

A couple of other interesting threads are Why is CBS.log file size 20 GB and Understanding Component-Based Servicing. Of course, there's a lot more, which is why I suggested a web search earlier, if you want to learn more about it. Regards, Joe

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DARN so much info about this issue. I will start today shrinking  only of the C:/windows/temp file. and leaving alone for now the CBS file.
thank you everyone.
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OK, but if you have some old, big CbsPersist files, that would be a good place to start the clean-up. Btw, you may want to keep an eye on this question that was posted today:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29011495/Windows-7-temp-directory-filling-up-with-CAB-files.html
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Hello Everyone and sorry for the delay. I finally deleted all the temp freeing up 70GB of space. The computer works great and no issues whatsoever. I didn't touched the CBS folder.

Thank you again.
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> freeing up 70GB of space

Very nice! You're welcome — and thanks to you for posting your results. When you need more space, delete the old CBS logs — won't be a problem. Regards, Joe

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