[windows2000] Re: Removing unneeded files off of the C drive

  • From: "Rod Falanga" <rfalanga@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 14:35:23 -0600

I found a file called USER.DMP, in the folder C:\WinNT\Profiles\All
Users\Documents\Dr. Watson.  (I had thought Dr. Watson was for some older
versions of Windows - not Windows 2000 Server.)  I assume I can get rid of


-----Original Message-----
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Removing unneeded files off of the C drive
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 10:25:44 -0700
From: "Jim Hathaway" <JimH@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Try searching on your C: for *.dmp files, if your server has ever
blue-screened or errored while running applications you'll probably find
at least 1 or 2 of these which you should be able to delete without

Take a look also at a freeware utility called 'Treesize' it's very handy
in quickly analyzing drives and organizing files / folders by size, so
you can find all your big files and folders quickly. 


You may also want to consider adjusting your System File Checker
settings (SFC). This is done via command line, group policy, or through
the registry. The default setting for the SFC on win2k servers is 300
mb. I will generally force the SFC to use a certain amount of drive
space on C: such as "sfc /cachesize=50", following this up with a 'sfc
/purgecache' command will clear up a good deal of space if you've never
ran it before. However you should understand the implications of purging
your Windows File Protection cache before doing it. Check the following







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