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Windows 7: Can I Delete the PerfLogs Folder?

25 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Can I Delete the PerfLogs Folder?

Hello, I hope you are doing well.

In my C main drive, there is a folder titled PerfLogs. Inside it, there's one folder, an Admin folder. However, nothing else exists inside these folders.

Would it be safe to delete the PerfLogs folder? I read that in Vista, the folder is created by the "Reliability and Performance Monitor," but couldn't find any detailed information about the folder. Any thoughts regarding this?

Thanks,
Vic


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25 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This is a system-created folder and, as such, I would leave it alone.
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25 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the information. I will leave it alone then.

Vic
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25 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

I have deleted every time I install Windows, it is not needed.
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18 Sep 2011   #5
Gew

 

Big thanks to you logicearth. After reading many of your threads and posts I believe you are somewhat an experienced Windows user. Therefor, I shall now delete this folder. Truthfully, ever since my very first installation of Windows 7, I've been annoyed by this darn folder.
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18 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Gew, if you do delete the folder, can you please post back your experiences after a few computer restarts? Thanks.
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18 Sep 2011   #7
Gew

 
Sure will~

Code:
C:\>rm -rfv PerfLogs
removing all entries of directory PerfLogs
removing all entries of directory PerfLogs/Admin
removing the directory itself: PerfLogs/Admin
removing the directory itself: PerfLogs

C:\>
I'll get back if anything goes to shit.

Cheers!
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22 Sep 2011   #8
Gew

 

No issues so far.
My conclusion is that it's safe to remove the PerfLogs folder.
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07 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gew View Post
Code:
C:\>rm -rfv PerfLogs
removing all entries of directory PerfLogs
removing all entries of directory PerfLogs/Admin
removing the directory itself: PerfLogs/Admin
removing the directory itself: PerfLogs

C:\>
I'll get back if anything goes to shit.

Cheers!
Hi Gew, how did you get the rm command in windows 7 ? I don't have it (I got Windows 7 x64 Ultimate). Do you use cygwin or something? Btw sorry to post in such an old thread, but I can't find any info about this.. Thanks Qm
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19 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by questionmark View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gew View Post
Code:
C:\>rm -rfv PerfLogs
removing all entries of directory PerfLogs
removing all entries of directory PerfLogs/Admin
removing the directory itself: PerfLogs/Admin
removing the directory itself: PerfLogs

C:\>
I'll get back if anything goes to shit.

Cheers!
Hi Gew, how did you get the rm command in windows 7 ? I don't have it (I got Windows 7 x64 Ultimate). Do you use cygwin or something? Btw sorry to post in such an old thread, but I can't find any info about this.. Thanks Qm
You can delete PerfLogs directly from Windows Explorer.
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