Here’s a question from one of our readers, who wanted lớn save sầu disk space by deleting the C:Perflogs files folder:

Looks like my C partition drive is quite full and around 10 GB of miễn phí space are now left free on the physical disk. I have sầu just spotted a thư mục called C:PerfLogs , with just one folder inside it & no visible data. Is it safe to delete it?

Thanks for the question. . Readers wanting lớn get rid of the Perflog directory are typically trying lớn save sầu disk space. We’ll break down the topic and explain what are Performance Logs in Windows, và then see what can we do about them.

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What is the PerfLogs thư mục in Windows 10 & 7 on your computer?

PerfLogs (Performance Logs) is a Windows 7 and 10 system generated folder, that stores a log file of system issues và other performance related reports. The thư mục is typically available in your computer boot partition (typically C:). It is possible khổng lồ move sầu / relocate the PerfLogs thư mục to lớn a new directory, however, from disk space perspective sầu the gains are minimal.

Is it safe lớn delete the PerfLogs folder?

Although technically possible to lớn remove sầu the thư mục, that’s not recommended. On a broader sense, we don’t recommover messing with system folders. If you still decide khổng lồ remove the PerfLogs folder, be aware that Windows will re-create it every time you delete it. One of the reasons being that Windows features lượt thích Reliability Monitor make use of this performance report file khổng lồ provide detailed performance information.

How much space i will save sầu if i remove PerfLogs?

The thư mục hardly uses any disk space, so we’d recommend you to leave it as is. If you are looking lớn optimize your disk space, our first recommendation would be to use the out of the box Disk Cleanup utility. You can launch the cleanup by right clicking your drive partition (C, D và alike), then go lớn the General tab & hit the b button, Your next step would be to define which files khổng lồ delete to lớn gain disk space. Typically, downloaded programs & temp internet files would be your first candidates for deletion. Using Disk Cleanup You could also go ahead and delete system files such as Windows Update un-needed files.

How to lớn hide PerfLogs?

One possible solution you might want khổng lồ explore is simply hiding the PerfLogs thư mục, so it’s not visible to lớn web8_users using the computer.

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If that sounds like a good solution for you, follow these steps:

mở cửa the File ExplorerNavigate khổng lồ your PerfLogs thư mục location (typically C).Right cliông chồng và then choose Properties.Then navigate lớn the General tab, then in the Attributes section, select Hidden.


Hit Apply.Select “apply the change to this thư mục only”.Then hit OK.That’s it, the thư mục will be hidden from now.

Next ensure that hidden folders are not visible.

Open File Explorer.Hit View.Then un-check the Hidden Items box.Voila

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