Can I Delete the PerfLogs Folder?

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  1. VicVicVic

    VicVicVic Senior Member

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    Hello, I hope you are doing well.

    In my C main drive, there is a folder titled PerfLogs. Inside it, there's one folder, an Admin folder. However, nothing else exists inside these folders.

    Would it be safe to delete the PerfLogs folder? I read that in Vista, the folder is created by the "Reliability and Performance Monitor," but couldn't find any detailed information about the folder. Any thoughts regarding this?

    Thanks,
    Vic
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi vic,
    I've un-installed it before now without any ill effects although it does return eventually so now I just leave it alone.. :)
     
  3. VicVicVic

    VicVicVic Senior Member

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    Thanks for the reply and sharing your own experience with PerfLogs. I'll just leave it alone, though I've made the folder hidden, as I don't like seeing too many folders in the C drive. Thanks again.
     
  4. bill kennelly

    bill kennelly New Member

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    I accidentally un-installed it today....... but you said that it will return eventually, right? I even updated my computer to see if it would come back but I didn't.
     
  5. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    PerfLogs is

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/i-can-delete-the-perflogs-in-windows-7/f8434aa7-c20c-481a-8154-0f9520a0b776

    It's the system's way to do something. Don't mess with system files or folders, unless you know what you do. It's like dismantling a V12 engine - only for experts. That's why Windows has system files hidden by default. Put your finger on a hot stove... do you?

    Curiosity is good, but know your limits. Or burn your fingers.

    Use something like CCleaner to check your system now and then. Don't use any auto-updates, only have updates reported, goes for Windows too. Don't use any auto scans either. Use your own brains, goes for both throttle and brake.
     
    #5 Pauli, Jan 27, 2015
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