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  • Started 3 years ago by rushunter
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Posted yesterday 
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What are .log files for and can they be safely deleted? What if they can't be deleted because they are in use?

Posted 3 years ago
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They log things (like error reports, sfc /scannow scans, and many more)
They can be deleted, and will remake themselves anew if, and when required.

Posted 3 years ago
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You usually open log files in Notepad. This is a log for Adwcleaner after searching for adware, toolbars etc.

Posted 3 years ago

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