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Is it OK to delete subfolders in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS\

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  • I see articles about adjusting the logging in central admin but nothing talking about subfolders in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS\ folder
    I have folders such as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS\87526bc8-1e51-49a5-8f1b-cd1ad4f8c288
    and C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS\4f764428-d213-4c9b-9941-e223a5d708a2

    Both of which have subfolders with dates asscociated to them ex:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS\c895fad9-1657-4cd4-ab09-cb97e55d8d57\2010-06-04
    and
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS\c895fad9-1657-4cd4-ab09-cb97e55d8d57\2008-03-23

    Both with a 00.log file in them.  They add up to over 4GB of disk space that I would like back.

    Is it OK to delete the older log folders?

    Friday, June 04, 2010 1:15 PM

Answers

  • These Sub folders are where SharePoint stores usage statistics until they are processed.  You can safely delete or archive them two days after the date on the folder.  If they haven't been processed and sumarized by then they never will be.  They contain useful information but the system doesn't need them.
    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    • Marked as answer by Stanfford Liu Monday, June 07, 2010 6:53 AM
    Friday, June 04, 2010 1:45 PM

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  • These Sub folders are where SharePoint stores usage statistics until they are processed.  You can safely delete or archive them two days after the date on the folder.  If they haven't been processed and sumarized by then they never will be.  They contain useful information but the system doesn't need them.
    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    • Marked as answer by Stanfford Liu Monday, June 07, 2010 6:53 AM
    Friday, June 04, 2010 1:45 PM
  • Thank you.  Very much appreciated.
    Friday, June 04, 2010 1:52 PM