.Log files - Can I delete?

  Taff36 10:25 11 Sep 2003
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XP Pro machine

Prompted to search my computer for a particular log file I was amazed how many there are dotted over the system. Are they necessary? For example :

In local settings\temp folder is OHotfix(00002)_Msi.log with a whopping 7.5 MB and there are 3 similar ones. In C:\windows security are 4 files each over 1 MB starting edb****.log.

Some of these file names appear in blue that suggests they may be different - what does that mean?

Are these files hogging space & can I delete them safely?

  Taff36 13:56 11 Sep 2003

And nobody rescued me.

  leo49 13:58 11 Sep 2003

Here's a lifebelt - I always delete mine with no ill effects.Any that Windows needs or is using, it either won't allow you to delete or will recreate when required.

Regards

  Taff36 09:00 12 Sep 2003

Anyone else have any advice before I do the deed?

  plankton 12:45 12 Sep 2003

If u'r not sure about deleting anything, why not back it up first, then delete it and then throw away the backup when all is OK? :o)

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