CrashDumps folder - please auto-delete older files!

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I have a 32GB Surface Pro so am always struggling to find reduce my disk space (eg to install new Windows versions). While wondering if I could save space by removing images I stumbled across the CrashDumps folder. There were 3 files in there taking up 1.35 GB (a huge amount for my Surface Pro).

Would be great if you automatically cleared these out on start, after day 15 days or so retention period. Or make them listable in the Windows DiskCleanup utility.

Thanks!   Tom
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tomwgibson

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Posted 11 months ago

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Rick Grunwald

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Where are you finding these files? I have 4 system crashdumps folder and one for a program
You could clean them out with a batch file if you go in and get permissions first
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tomwgibson

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Thanks for suggestion, Rick.  I found them on a link which I found from Editor Preferences | Library tab link: C:\Users\Tom\AppData\Local\TechSmith\SnagIt\

I just manually deleted them and will keep an eye on them. 

tom
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Rick Grunwald

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I don't have a crashdumps folder at that location. I am sure it is safe to clean that out
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Gary DeSantis

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why not use task scheduler and write a simple batch file to delete the contents of the folder.  I have a script to automatically delete files after 4 days, for another project, and this work quite well. I have not had any issues in over 2 years.
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Thanks for your suggestion,Gary.

It's not really a big deal. It was more a light suggestion to the SnagIt Product Manager (I'm a product manager too).

If the system creates huge files (nearly 1/2 GB each) without anyone knowing, they might want to take steps to do some auto-cleanup of them too. Especially since they are likely only useful immediately after the incident. Again, no big deal for most people but in my case where I have very little disk space.

Tom