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Windows 7: Deleting only old System Logs

22 Jul 2011   #1
MPREv

Windows 7
 
 
Deleting only old System Logs

Hi,

I got lots of Windows Error Logs on a machine.
I try to delete only Logs that are older than a month,
but I did not found any possibility to do that ....

Does anyone know a way to do that?


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22 Jul 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Leave it alone it already removes old logs when new ones come in.
Simply adjust the maximum size.
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23 Jul 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MPREv View Post
Hi,

I got lots of Windows Error Logs on a machine.
I try to delete only Logs that are older than a month,
but I did not found any possibility to do that ....

Does anyone know a way to do that?
Many of those logs are only of interest to a historian or a wood-chopper.

I'll tell you what I did once and contrary to what others thought and say, my computer did not crash and burn.

I selected the C drive in explorer, In the search box on the right end, I typed filename:*.log
After the explorer found all the logs then Ctrl + A to select all and Ctrl + D to delete.
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24 Jul 2011   #4
MPREv

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Leave it alone it already removes old logs when new ones come in.
Simply adjust the maximum size.
Found about 1GB of logs using the Windows HD Clean UP tool
on a PC with about 2 MB left on C:....
so I don't want to wait for something.

I'll look if i find the max size.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Many of those logs are only of interest to a historian or a wood-chopper.
And some of them maybe help some dubugger ... who cares, but
it doesn't help me with the problem
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24 Jul 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've never seen one run with only 2MB of free space left.

Perhaps there is a little more.

If your objective is to free up space, then :
CCleaner
CleanMgr.exe,
powercfg -h off which eliminates your hibernate file


Threre are other things you can do but some of them can turn around and bite you later. Some won't buy you that much space.

Do you have the hard disk divided into partitions? Iff yes, what's the size and nbr of free bytes for each of them?
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19 Aug 2011   #6
MPREv

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I've never seen one run with only 2MB of free space left.

Perhaps there is a little more.
No, there is no more ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
If your objective is to free up space, then :
CCleaner
CleanMgr.exe,
powercfg -h off which eliminates your hibernate file
Threre are other things you can do but some of them can turn around and bite you later. Some won't buy you that much space.
Do you have the hard disk divided into partitions? Iff yes, what's the size and nbr of free bytes for each of them?
Oh, thats interesting,
but as mention I'm looking for the described feature,
and not hundred others.
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