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Windows 7: OK to Delete these Log Files?

4 Weeks Ago   #1
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 
OK to Delete these Log Files?

I was looking for a specific log file today, using UltraSearch, and was amazed at all the .log files scattered on my C drive: over 1,400!

I came across this folder:

C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.5\data\pg_log

that has 416 log files; 109 of them 1KB in size, the rest are zero file size.

Drive space is not really a concern, I have 150 GB free on a 500 GB SSD, but I am curious if I can delete these files?

Heck, I don’t even know what program is using PostgreSQL or how it got installed, I just know from Google that it’s a database program.

Are these ok to delete?

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PS: The ‘funny’ part here is the ‘log’ file I was looking for isn’t even a .log file! It turns out it’s a .txt file.
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4 Weeks Ago   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi TDK,

there not MS related, just google Postgre then you'll know if you need it for anything your running.

Roy
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

OK, thanks, Roy.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I have a program that makes a log file daily, and I don't need it at all.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Logs are just activity records of some past event. If you're not interested in analyzing them, they have no value at all and you can delete them safely. Many processes leave logs behind to troubleshot in case of problems, and once you 're done with that, they can be deleted without any problem.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
The ‘funny’ part here is the ‘log’ file I was looking for isn’t even a .log file! It turns out it’s a .txt file.
That's not funny, that's the norm, the best format for a log file is for it to be plain text. It facilitates further processing and are trivial to read with many tools. Even notepad can understand them.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
Heck, I don’t even know what program is using PostgreSQL or how it got installed
Unrelated to the main question, but that's a really serious issue, a program installing without your knowledge is a security concern. Even though PostgreSQL is a common DB software, a not-so-good software could also slip though you. Always make sure YOU control the computer and not the other way around.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the tips, Alejandro85. I do have .log files set to open with Notepad and have no issues there. On PostgreSQL: I can only guess as I was not prompted for it's install. My only guess is I do have multiple photo editors and now-a-days they all use some form of database to keep track of edits and the like. Perhaps it's one of those...
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