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Is it safe to delete "Error Reports" in Disk cleanup?

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    Is it safe to delete "Error Reports" in Disk cleanup?

    In disk cleanup, i got 4 "error reports":
    - Per user archived Windows Error Reports - 1,04 MB
    - Per user queued Windows Error Reports - 331 MB
    - System archived Windows Error Reports - 6,55 KB
    - System queued Windows Error Reports - 26,1 MB
    Is it safe to delete these?

    I've been to:
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue
    And there is files there.

    I've also checked the registery:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\VolumeCaches and the folder paths seems to be right.

    Reason am saying this, is because I've heard people have had their fear share of problems with deleting these. So i just have to ask, if everything seems to be okay, can i delete these files at a regular basis?

    Last edited by Nitrius; 24 Jul 2008 at 11:53 AM.
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    Re: Is it safe to delete "Error Reports" in Disk cleanup?

    Hi Nitrius,

    With those sizes it will be safe for you. It is only a problem when they are huge GB sizes.

    Since you have the 64 bit Vista, be sure to also fix the Disk Cleanup shortcut. This tutorial will show you how to.

    Disk Cleanup - Correct Shortcut for Vista 64 bit

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Is it safe to delete "Error Reports" in Disk cleanup?

    Thanks once again, and I'll check out that link as well.

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    Re: Is it safe to delete "Error Reports" in Disk cleanup?

    Your welcome Nitrius.

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    Re: Is it safe to delete "Error Reports" in Disk cleanup?

    I wish I'd read these tutorials earlier. I had deleted the System and per user queued Windows Error Reporting Files-GB sizes - without fixing the bug (because I didn't know there was one) but my notebook is still running. What is likely to go wrong now?
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    Re: Is it safe to delete "Error Reports" in Disk cleanup?

    Hello Bluesalt,

    If you had the same sizes for all of the items that were in that tutorial above, then you should backup anything that you do not want to lose to a separate drive or partition in case you experience problems from this. If it was just for that one item you have listed, then you will be fine.

    Hope this helps,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesalt View Post
    I wish I'd read these tutorials earlier. I had deleted the System and per user queued Windows Error Reporting Files-GB sizes - without fixing the bug (because I didn't know there was one) but my notebook is still running. What is likely to go wrong now?
    Thanks

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    Re: Is it safe to delete "Error Reports" in Disk cleanup?

    Thanks for your help. Will take note of your advice and follow through with earlier tutorials the next time these files get to GB size.

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    Re: Is it safe to delete "Error Reports" in Disk cleanup?

    You're welcome Bluesalt.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesalt View Post
    Thanks for your help. Will take note of your advice and follow through with earlier tutorials the next time these files get to GB size.

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