WLive Folder contents

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Charles Galloway, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. I am trying to find out what is stored in the following folders and if
    there is any harm in deleting the contents. not a matter of the disk
    space but more of running a clean ship - so to speak.

    %allusersprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\WLSetup\Logs

    %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows Live Call\Logs

    %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application
    Data\Microsoft\Messenger\\SharingMetadata\Logs

    %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application
    Data\Microsoft\Messenger\\SharingMetadata\Logs

    %programfiles%\Common Files\WindowsLiveInstaller\Logs

    %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
    SP1\Logs

    %windir%\pchealth\helpctr\Logs

    %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs

    %windir%\system32\wbem\Logs

    Win XP Pro sp3
    Wlive 2009....
     
    Charles Galloway, Aug 5, 2010
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  2. No replies yet about this yet - anyone help please?
     
    Charles Galloway, Aug 11, 2010
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  3. Charles Galloway

    StephenB Guest

    Each of the folders refers to "logs" so they will contain log files. I suspect
    that no harm will come from deleting the contents, though many will be recreated
    when you run the associated applications. In some cases, the setup logs are used
    by the program's uninstaller, so you could face issues in the future if choosing
    to uninstall. I don't know if that is the case with the Windows Live Essentials
    programs.
    Note, however, that this newsgroup is for MSN Messenger. Your first set of
    directories are for Windows Live Messenger and other parts of Essentials. You
    may get better traction over at http://windowslivehelp.com for that part of your
    question. The second section of your list are Windows and .Net Framework
    directories and have nothing to do with Messenger or Windows Live. You may want
    to seek advice at http://answers.microsoft.com in the XP forums.
    Personally, I would not bother deleting these files as they truly do not take up
    much space, nor will removing them improve the PC performance. And, while I
    think they can be removed, doing so might cause issues - so, why remove them?
    -steve
     
    StephenB, Aug 11, 2010
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