[access-uk] Re: C Cleaner.

Hi Douglas, I've been looking around for a simplified
explanation of Microsoft's error reporting, but seem to be
hitting a brick wall.

From a user's point of view, errors are generally handled in
two ways.  1) They happen, and are regarded as "tough luck",
so you restart the application or re-boot.  2) You allow
your system to send error reports to Microsoft, who in turn,
may or may not pass these reports on to participating
developers with the hope that the reports may identify flaws
in their software.

I'm fairly well versed in the latter, and have seen how this
can help greatly in developing improved software.  However,
there are occasions when you may have said "No!  Do not send
info to Microsoft about this error."  However, as a safety
measure, the error report will be "queued", just in case it
is required later to identify an on-going problem.

On the other hand, the archived ones generally indicate that
some action has been taken, and that someone has the
information contained in them.  (Although this is not a
golden rule)

So basically, you can generally get rid of the lot unless
you are having on-going problems.

George.

-----Original Message-----
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Harrison
Sent: 18 August 2008 17:35
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: C Cleaner.

I like the analogy, George, but something still puzzles me.

Apart from the queued error reports which I mentioned there
are also listed some archived 
error reports.   Oddly, by default the queued ones are "Not
selected" whilst the "Archived" 
ones are.   I suppose that in their wisdom Microsoft must
have a reason for this, but...

Douglas

On 18 Aug 2008 at 17:09, George Bell wrote:

> Hi Douglas,
> 
> Unless there's good reason (like being asked by
Microsoft's
> Technical Support) you can ditch the error report files.
> They are as much use to you as a chocolate teapot.
> 
> George.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Douglas
> Harrison
> Sent: 18 August 2008 16:56
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: C Cleaner.
> 
> Thanks for that George.  Office Setup files are not listed
> in this case. 
> I can see that the difference in what cCleaner removes and
> what the Windows Disk Cleanup 
> does is mainly due as you suggest to temporary files 2.67
gb
> plus an item I don't understand 
> "Per user queued windows error reports" - 3.73 gb.. 
> 
> I will have to see if Google can throw any light on the
> latter before removing it.
> 
> Douglas    
> 

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