Windows 10: why are Windows Defender log files displayed in Disc Cleanup if they can't be deleted?

Discus and support why are Windows Defender log files displayed in Disc Cleanup if they can't be deleted? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My HP Stream is low on disc space. I want to clear out old log files etc, but Windows Defender logs are impossible to delete, even with Defender... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by AlanClarke5, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. why are Windows Defender log files displayed in Disc Cleanup if they can't be deleted?


    My HP Stream is low on disc space. I want to clear out old log files etc, but Windows Defender logs are impossible to delete, even with Defender temporarily off. So WHY do they show up in Disc Cleanup? Also why can Windows Defender services not be stopped?

    LOG FILES are NOT necessary.

    :)
     
    AlanClarke5, Nov 9, 2019
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  2. M3cael Win User

    Only write one number to log file and delete old ones?

    Hey,

    I'm trying to have some software read from a .text file a number (GPU Temp) but the software will only the first number in a list (Or the first anything)

    Is there a way to have to log file delete the previous entries and write the new number in it's place without any headers?


    EDIT:

    Sorry I'll try again.

    I have some webcam software that can read a number (or whatever) from a text file and then it displays the number as an overlay.

    See here: http://10.244.193.13:8081/

    I was trying to use GPU-z to do this but as it logs as a list the webcam software can't update properly (also it reads the headings of the file and displays them instead)

    Is there anyway to alter the logging to only output just the number (GPU Temp) and to delete the old numbers so the new value is the only value in the file.
     
    M3cael, Nov 9, 2019
    #2
  3. Alden Rey Win User
    deleting hard drive files

    Hi,

    May we know what type of file are you trying to delete? Would it be Office documents, media files, or picture files? If you're trying to delete files for free some space on your device. We suggest to perform a Disc Cleanup. Kindly follow the steps below to
    perform the task:

    • Type in Cortana Disc Cleanup
    • Choose the files to delete
    • Click on "Clean up system files"
    • Click on Ok

    For any concerns, don't hesitate to get back to us.

    Regards.
     
    Alden Rey, Nov 9, 2019
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    why are Windows Defender log files displayed in Disc Cleanup if they can't be deleted?

    disc cleanup

    Hi Edward,

    You should run Disk Cleanup Twice as explained below to safely remove anything that can be removed and check everything in the list, it is quite safe to do that, disk Cleanup will not suggest anything that is not safe to remove . . .

    Open File Explorer

    Click on your hard drive

    On the Manage Tab, click Cleanup

    Let Disk Cleanup do its initial scan

    Select Everything in the list and choose Delete

    Start Disk Cleanup again

    Let Disk Cleanup do its initial scan

    This time in the resulting dialog, click 'Cleanup System Files'

    Let Disk Cleanup run another scan

    Select Everything in the list and choose Delete
     
    DaveM121, Nov 9, 2019
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