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I currently have the "Winapp2.ini" add-on installed with CCleaner. In the "Cleaner" -> "Applications" -> "Windows" section, is it fairly safe to have the following two items checked for cleaning? I have quite a few MBs in both of them:

 

"Windows ME"

"Windows Update Logs"

 

I have read through the code for each of these, but there are a couple of line items I don't really understand. Thought I should check before doing something I regret.

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Can you just copy+paste in the whole "Windows Me" and "Windows Update Logs" then make bold the lines you don't know about?

 

Example, like this:

[*Windows ME]

LangSecRef=3025

DetectFile=%windir%\WINFILE.EXE

Default=True

FileKey1=%rootdir%|SCANDISK.LOG

FileKey2=%windir%|*.tmp

FileKey3=%windir%\Application Data|dw.log

FileKey4=%windir%\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Logs|*.*

FileKey5=%windir%\APPLOG|*.LGC

FileKey6=%windir%\Windows Update Setup Files|*.*

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Can you just copy+paste in the whole "Windows Me" and "Windows Update Logs" then make bold the lines you don't know about?

Andavari . . . here's what's currently being displayed for these two categories. Would love your comments on whether or not you think they're safe to delete. Most of it looks pretty benign . . . I think :blink:.

 

"WINDOWS ME"

 

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\AGENTSVR.LGC 5.98KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\AIM.1.LGC 82.48KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\ARDIAL32.LGC 15.97KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\ARTGALRY.LGC 42.48KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\AUPDATE.LGC 11.48KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\AVERYWIZ.LGC 26.85KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\AVYMEDIA.LGC 50.00KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\BILLMIND.LGC 6.30KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\BUSLAW.LGC 8.23KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\CALC.LGC 3.31KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\CASHVER3.LGC 0.17MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\CDPLAYER.LGC 7.80KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\CORPSEC.LGC 6.83KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\CS32.LGC 4.67KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\CSINSM32.LGC 4.05KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\DEBT.LGC 7.32KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\DIRECTCD.LGC 19.94KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\EAC.LGC 34.86KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\EDOCS.LGC 77.23KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\EXCEL.LGC 0.89MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\EXPLORER.LGC 3.28KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\EZLEGAL.1.LGC 8.41KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\EZLEGAL.LGC 8.06KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\FRONTPG.LGC 47.25KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\GRPCONV.LGC 6.56KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\HH.LGC 102.02KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\HOTSYNC.LGC 62.63KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\ICWCONN1.LGC 12.81KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\ICWOOBE.LGC 65.79KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\IEXPLORE.LGC 0.11MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\IKERNEL.LGC 0.12MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\IMGICON.LGC 6.09KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\IMGSTART.LGC 1.87KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\INSTAPP.LGC 9.74KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\IRALRSHL.LGC 43.60KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\IS.LGC 0.23MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\ISUNINST.LGC 5.51KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\IV3.LGC 10.50KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\KNLWRAP.LGC 21.01KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\KODAKIMG.LGC 44.56KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\KODAKPRV.LGC 14.21KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\LAPLINK.LGC 87.32KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\LUALL.LGC 15.15KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\MSACCESS.LGC 18.82KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\MSBACKUP.LGC 69.04KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\MSBP_STB.LGC 1.65KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\MSIEXEC.LGC 1.21MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\MSIMN.LGC 0.16MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\MSINFO32.LGC 24.81KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\MSOHELP.LGC 66.55KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\MSPAINT.LGC 8.40KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\NMAIN.LGC 0.64MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\NORTON.LGC 15.34KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\NOTEPAD.LGC 3.63KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\NPNSDAD.LGC 36.39KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\NPROTECT.LGC 7.26KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\OLBACKUP.LGC 1.41KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\OPTWIZ.LGC 25.14KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\OSA9.LGC 11.55KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\PALM.LGC 40.95KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\POINT32.LGC 14.21KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\QBW32.LGC 0.72MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\QDCSQS.LGC 0.11MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\QUIKSYNC.LGC 6.54KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\QW.LGC 0.21MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\REALPLAY.LGC 0.17MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\REGEDIT.LGC 2.70KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\REGSVR32.LGC 0.11MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\REGTRK.LGC 8.87KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\RSRCMTR.LGC 3.18KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\RUNDLL32.LGC 15.70KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\RUNONCE.LGC 5.87KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\SCAN.LGC 4.28KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\SD32.LGC 57.41KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\SNDVOL32.LGC 5.27KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\SPOOL32.LGC 7.01KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\SSHOT.LGC 14.96KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\STIMON.LGC 8.92KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\SYMUNDO.LGC 5.33KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\SYSMON.LGC 3.59KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\SYSTRAY.LGC 29.76KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\THEMES.LGC 4.79KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\TWUNK_16.LGC 3.74KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\UNINST.LGC 98.79KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\WINDOC.LGC 0.13MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\WINHLP32.LGC 20.91KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\WINIPCFG.LGC 2.62KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\WINWORD.LGC 0.66MB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\WINZIP32.LGC 7.32KB

C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG\WORDPAD.LGC 9.16KB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\ADVAUTH.CAB 46.11KB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\BRANDING.CAB 8.05KB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\filelist.dat 1.55KB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\HELPCONT.CAB 0.34MB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\HHUPD.CAB 0.67MB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\ICWCON.CAB 0.46MB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\ie6setup.exe 0.47MB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\iecif.cab 14.87KB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\IEEXINST.CAB 24.58KB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\iesetup.dir 0 bytes

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\iesetup.ini 395 bytes

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\MOBILE95.CAB 0.35MB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\README.CAB 27.78KB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\SCR56EN.CAB 0.76MB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\This folder is safe to delete.txt 327 bytes

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\TS95.CAB 0.15MB

C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\VGX.CAB 0.96MB

 

 

"WINDOWS UPDATE LOGS"

IE Temporary Internet Files (1 files) 0 bytes

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.chk 8.00KB

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.log 0.13MB

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb0013E.log 0.13MB

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\res1.log 0.13MB

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\res2.log 0.13MB

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Applog is a program in Windows 98 and Windows Me used to improve the performance of your computer. It has two functions. The first is to save files to your hard drive in the order they will be needed most. The other is to load files into memory for a program before the program requests them. This is similar to the way Speed Start works. Here are more details on the process:

 

Applog keeps track of how you use your computer, as follows:

 

* Which programs you run most often, and how many times you run them

* Which files are loaded by those programs

* In what order those files are loaded

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Applog is a program in Windows 98 and Windows Me used to improve the performance of your computer. It has two functions. The first is to save files to your hard drive in the order they will be needed most. The other is to load files into memory for a program before the program requests them. This is similar to the way Speed Start works. Here are more details on the process:

 

Applog keeps track of how you use your computer, as follows:

 

* Which programs you run most often, and how many times you run them

* Which files are loaded by those programs

* In what order those files are loaded

All of these entries are now on an XP machine. So, TwistedMetal, in your opinion, can they be deleted -- or should they be retained?

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Applog keeps track of how you use your computer, as follows:

 

* Which programs you run most often, and how many times you run them

* Which files are loaded by those programs

* In what order those files are loaded

Supposedly it's also used by Windows Defrag, which also makes defragging very slow on those old oses. When I used Win98 I completely disabled Applog, and some other file to negate very long defrags.

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All of these entries are now on an XP machine.

If you upgraded from Win9x/Me to WinXP (i.e.; not a fresh XP install on a formatted disk) then it's most likely left over junk. Look at the dates of the files to make a determination.

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If you upgraded from Win9x/Me to WinXP (i.e.; not a fresh XP install on a formatted disk) then it's most likely left over junk. Look at the dates of the files to make a determination.

That's exactly what I did. I used PC Mover to migrate from a Win98 Machine to XP. I checked out the dates on those files and they range from 2000 - 2002. So, I guess it would be safe to get rid of them -- right?

 

Also, what about those other files in the "Windows Update Logs?"

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That's exactly what I did. I used PC Mover to migrate from a Win98 Machine to XP. I checked out the dates on those files and they range from 2000 - 2002. So, I guess it would be safe to get rid of them -- right?

 

Also, what about those other files in the "Windows Update Logs?"

"C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG" is completely useless and not needed on Windows XP.

 

Windows Update Setup Files look at the document "C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files\This folder is safe to delete.txt", more than likely it's more left over junk as I see a reference to IE6 so that's probably the installer for it which is now hopelessly outdated and not needed if you're using IE7, but I'd view that text document "This folder is safe to delete.txt" first.

 

 

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs, I would not mess with them! Removing the files incorrectly will mean you'll loose all your Windows Update history. I personally would not use that cleaning routine "Windows Update Logs"! I think the only reason to worry about that folder is if you're having any Windows Update issues, etc. I would instead recommend using Dial-a-fix's "Flush SoftwareDistribution", but again only if you're having problems with Windows Update - otherwise leave this alone.

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Windows Update Setup Files look at the document "C:\WINDOWS\Windows Update Setup Files

So, just to clarify, is this safe to clean -- or should it be left alone?

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So, just to clarify, is this safe to clean -- or should it be left alone?

It should be perfectly safe to delete if it's just the extracted/downloaded setup files for IE6. Again you need to look at the text document in that folder named "This folder is safe to delete.txt"

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It should be perfectly safe to delete if it's just the extracted/downloaded setup files for IE6. Again you need to look at the text document in that folder named "This folder is safe to delete.txt"

Here's the contents of that file:

 

This folder contains the information needed to install Internet Explorer 6.

Once Internet Explorer 6 is installed and functioning properly on your system, you may delete this folder to free up disk space. If you delete this folder but later want to reinstall the product, you will need to download it again from the web site.

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