datastore.edb

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  1. RH

    RH Guest

    Got a WinXP Pro workstation; member of a domain; not
    using SUS. In C:\windows\software distribution\datastore
    there is a 2.056 GB file called datastore.edb. What is
    this for? can it be deleted. It is eating the hard
    drive alive! TIA. Ron
     
    RH, Oct 4, 2004
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  2. RH

    Rock Guest

    RH wrote:

    > Got a WinXP Pro workstation; member of a domain; not
    > using SUS. In C:\windows\software distribution\datastore
    > there is a 2.056 GB file called datastore.edb. What is
    > this for? can it be deleted. It is eating the hard
    > drive alive! TIA. Ron


    Are you sure it's GB, and not KB? Mine is 2056 KB. I believe it holds
    the list of installs from windows update.
     
    Rock, Oct 4, 2004
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    RH Guest

    exactly right...2056KB=2.056 GB
    >-----Original Message-----
    >RH wrote:
    >
    >> Got a WinXP Pro workstation; member of a domain; not
    >> using SUS. In C:\windows\software

    distribution\datastore
    >> there is a 2.056 GB file called datastore.edb. What

    is
    >> this for? can it be deleted. It is eating the hard
    >> drive alive! TIA. Ron

    >
    >Are you sure it's GB, and not KB? Mine is 2056 KB. I

    believe it holds
    >the list of installs from windows update.
    >
    >.
    >
     
    RH, Oct 5, 2004
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  4. RH

    RH Guest

    Duh.....it's 2.05 MB not gigs. my bad
    >-----Original Message-----
    >exactly right...2056KB=2.056 GB
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>RH wrote:
    >>
    >>> Got a WinXP Pro workstation; member of a domain; not
    >>> using SUS. In C:\windows\software

    >distribution\datastore
    >>> there is a 2.056 GB file called datastore.edb. What

    >is
    >>> this for? can it be deleted. It is eating the hard
    >>> drive alive! TIA. Ron

    >>
    >>Are you sure it's GB, and not KB? Mine is 2056 KB. I

    >believe it holds
    >>the list of installs from windows update.
    >>
    >>.
    >>

    >.
    >
     
    RH, Oct 5, 2004
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  5. RH

    Rock Guest

    RH wrote:

    > exactly right...2056KB=2.056 GB
    >



    oops..lol
     
    Rock, Oct 6, 2004
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  6. RH

    Ken Blake Guest

    In news:%,
    Rock <> typed:

    > RH wrote:
    >
    >> exactly right...2056KB=2.056 GB
    >>

    >
    >
    > oops..lol



    Well, not *exactly*. Actually 2056 KB = 2.0078125 MB or
    0.00196075439453125 GB. ;-)

    --
    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup
     
    Ken Blake, Oct 6, 2004
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    appell10

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    Out of memory with 2MB of Ram and 120 GB of Rom

    My Datastore.edb file is eating up 67,592 Kb (about 68 MB!) and is slowing down my machine. Also the 290 MB of Uninstall files in windows isnt helping either--and by the way, how many i386 folders (in Service PacksFiles) are you supposed to have? I have one with 471 MB! and one with just 2.84 MB (its in a subfolder called ServicePackFiles / Cache). What is normal? and what is the point of these files? Dose someone know? There are other bizarre files with tons of memory in them too. I ran a My Faster PC program to eliminate files and make my machine go faster, didnt get much change and those files are sitll there.
     
    appell10, Nov 28, 2008
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