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Safe to delete the C:\windows\panther directory?

  1. #1


    Sam Santiago Guest

    Safe to delete the C:\windows\panther directory?

    After upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows XP SP2 I noticed there's a C:\Windows\Panther directory with huge logs files and data files in a 'catalogs' subdirectory - about 1 GB. Is it safe to delete this entire directory or at least some of the files within it?

    Thanks,

    Sam

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  2. #2


    Paul Randall Guest

    Re: Safe to delete the C:\windows\panther directory?


    "Sam Santiago" <ssantiago@N0SPAM-SoftiTechture.com> wrote in message news:73D2D2A3-6931-4D3A-B808-6E43B83C21E0@microsoft.com...
    After upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows XP SP2 I noticed there's a C:\Windows\Panther directory with huge logs files and data files in a 'catalogs' subdirectory - about 1 GB. Is it safe to delete this entire directory or at least some of the files within it?

    Thanks,

    Sam


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  3. #3


    Paul Randall Guest

    Re: Safe to delete the C:\windows\panther directory?

    Info on Vista's use of Panther folder:
    http://groups.google.com/groups?q=pa...=100&scoring=d
    -Paul Randall
    "Sam Santiago" <ssantiago@N0SPAM-SoftiTechture.com> wrote in message news:73D2D2A3-6931-4D3A-B808-6E43B83C21E0@microsoft.com...
    After upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows XP SP2 I noticed there's a C:\Windows\Panther directory with huge logs files and data files in a 'catalogs' subdirectory - about 1 GB. Is it safe to delete this entire directory or at least some of the files within it?

    Thanks,

    Sam

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    ssantiago@softitechture.com Guest

    Re: Safe to delete the C:\windows\panther directory?

    Does anyone have a more definitive answer as to whether the c:\windows
    \panther directory is needed after successful installation of Vista?
    The link below simply searched the newsgroups which I had already
    done. None of the found entries state the answer.

    Thanks,

    Sam

    On Jul 16, 12:04 pm, "Paul Randall" <paulr...@cableone.net> wrote:
    > Info on Vista's use of Panther folder:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=pa...soft.public.wi...
    > -Paul Randall
    > "Sam Santiago" <ssanti...@N0SPAM-SoftiTechture.com> wrote in messagenews:73D2D2A3-6931-4D3A-B808-6E43B83C21E0@microsoft.com...
    > After upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows XP SP2 I noticed there's a C:\Windows\Panther directory with huge logs files and data files in a 'catalogs' subdirectory - about 1 GB. Is it safe to delete this entire directory or at least some of the files within it?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Sam
    >
    > --
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    > Sam
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  5. #5


    Leo Guest

    Re: Safe to delete the C:\windows\panther directory?

    Rename the Panther directory to something else and continue to operate for a
    couple of weeks and see if you have any problems.

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    It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end-to-end,
    someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them.



    <ssantiago@softitechture.com> wrote in message
    news:1184654782.340982.276390@i13g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    > Does anyone have a more definitive answer as to whether the c:\windows
    > \panther directory is needed after successful installation of Vista?
    > The link below simply searched the newsgroups which I had already
    > done. None of the found entries state the answer.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Sam
    >
    > On Jul 16, 12:04 pm, "Paul Randall" <paulr...@cableone.net> wrote:
    >> Info on Vista's use of Panther
    >> folder:http://groups.google.com/groups?q=pa...soft.public.wi...
    >> -Paul Randall
    >> "Sam Santiago" <ssanti...@N0SPAM-SoftiTechture.com> wrote in
    >> messagenews:73D2D2A3-6931-4D3A-B808-6E43B83C21E0@microsoft.com...
    >> After upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows XP SP2 I noticed there's
    >> a C:\Windows\Panther directory with huge logs files and data files in a
    >> 'catalogs' subdirectory - about 1 GB. Is it safe to delete this entire
    >> directory or at least some of the files within it?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Sam
    >>
    >> --
    >> _______________________________
    >> Sam
    >> ssanti...@n0spam-SoftiTechture.com

    >
    >



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