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Windows 7: 8Gig+ in tracing folder. Really getting annoying.

30 Aug 2016   #1
Sykat

Windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 
8Gig+ in tracing folder. Really getting annoying.

My windows is getting old and haven't done a reinstall for a long time.. I did a mistake not giving enough space to C drive. My C drive is 35 GIG total. and windows folder is getting fatter everyday. I investigated it and found that, there is a folder called 'tracing' which is over 8 GIG and it seems there are some log files which are no use to me. can I delete those files? I really need to free up that space. I searched about it and didnt found anything useful.
Path: C:\Windows\tracing
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31 Aug 2016   #2
Sykat

Windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

bump!
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31 Aug 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
It's a lot easier to clean install these days with the unofficial sp2
There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

KB3020369 & KB3172605 & KB3125574 all can be downloaded from the M$ catalog using internet explorer
Microsoft Update Catalog

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

After restart you will need to ensure the built in windows update service is stopped and set to manual first too or it will conflict with the stand alone installer.

Afterwards reset the windows updates service to what it was before and update settings to your preference and check for updates
Should be only 50 or so updates left to install.
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31 Aug 2016   #4
Sykat

Windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
It's a lot easier to clean install these days with the unofficial sp2
There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

KB3020369 & KB3172605 & KB3125574 all can be downloaded from the M$ catalog using internet explorer
Microsoft Update Catalog

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

After restart you will need to ensure the built in windows update service is stopped and set to manual first too or it will conflict with the stand alone installer.

Afterwards reset the windows updates service to what it was before and update settings to your preference and check for updates
Should be only 50 or so updates left to install.
It does not actually answer my questions. All I have to know if those junk logs are important or not.
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31 Aug 2016   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Sykat. You should be able to delete those files as most of them are text files. The .OLD files are from previous version that you may have updated of changed in the past, so you should be able to delete them as well.

You say that deleting these will give you an extra 8GB of space, but you need to keep in mind that Windows needs at least 10% of free disc space to work properly. 35GB of disc space is just not big enough for Windows. You would well advised to look at getting a much bigger disc, such as a 250GB as an example & then do a fresh install of Windows. If you decide to update the drive, you should seriously consider a SSD.
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31 Aug 2016   #6
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Sykat. How large is your had drive? You can download EaseUS Partition Master FREE and resize the C:\ partition. If the drive is large enough and you have enough free space. look into it!
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01 Sep 2016   #7
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

I found this specifically for those Firefox files. You need to disable tracing and then you can delete those files. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/971715
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