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    Clearing up space on C:

    Got time at the moment to try and eek out a little bit more breathing space on our servers c: drive, but what to clear? Have already moved the swap file but open to more suggestions.
    Can I delete the following?
    • Have a folder on the root of c: called 'master' which has from what it looks the install cd inside i386 folder etc.
    • A folder on windows called 'service packfiles', this server runs wsus so don't know if they are needed?
    • I presume I can get rid of these settings\Administrator\local settings\temp
    • A hidden folder '$hf_mig$' that has folders inside that are kb*** etc
    • A series of folders that are highlighted in blue writing that I think are hotfix unininstall files i.e.'$NtUninstallKB925876$'

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    To free up disk space
    Search and delete *.tmp, *.dmp, *.chk, *.$$$ (some might be in use and you wont be able to delete them)
    Empty c:\temp c:\winnt\temp or c:\windows\temp folders if they exists
    run checkdsk on C: drive
    Check spool files c:\windows\spool previously printed docs may have left behind some junk
    You can also move the i386 folder onto another drive. Windows will simply ask for its location when it needs it.

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    Thanks, anyone ideas on the others I found?

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    If using on Windows XP, try ATF-Cleaner.exe - www.atribune.org
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    And Delprof for removing unwanted cached profiles.

    Disable System Restore / Hibernation and reduce Recycle Bin Size.

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    Don't remove $hf_mig$ but you can remove any of the $NtUninstallKB925876$ type folders.

    Take a look at clear space on server for other ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Can I delete the following?
    • A folder on windows called 'service packfiles', this server runs wsus so don't know if they are needed?
    You need it. Things will break if you remove it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon......
    • A hidden folder '$hf_mig$' that has folders inside that are kb*** etc
    You need it. As above.
    • A series of folders that are highlighted in blue writing that I think are hotfix unininstall files i.e.'$NtUninstallKB925876$'
    I would shift them to somewhere you can retrieve them should you need to uninstall a fix in the future (Powershell during a 2003 > 2008 upgrade springs to mind).

    Also, stop wuauserv and bits and look in c:\windows\software distribution\downloads. Assuming you have no pending patches, you can safely clear the contents - it's just the download cache.

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    Yet again, brilliant answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    Don't remove $hf_mig$ but you can remove any of the $NtUninstallKB925876$ type folders.

    Take a look at clear space on server for other ideas.
    Knew I'd asked this before but could not find it!

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    Move your printer spool directory to another drive ....

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    Information here ......


    Move the printer spool folder in Windows Server 2003

    Cheers
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    I run SequoiaView on them and look for big log files that I don't need to keep.

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