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TerryL

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In the 'pchealth' directory in Windows I have found a sub-directory 'datacoll' with various files called "CollectedData_nnn". There are lots of them and they're taking up lots of space.

Can I get rid of these files, and do I need/want 'pchealth' on my PC.

Thanks for any help or advice you can offer.

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No, you should not delete anything within that folder or the folder itself. That is related to Help and Support Center.
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Many thanks for the prompt reply - you people are brilliant - I'll leave things alone.

There are almost four-month's worth of XML documents in DataColl dating from 07/12/06 - do they get deleted on a rolling basis?

Thanks once again - what would we do without you all.

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Description of Windows XP System Information (Msinfo32.exe) Tool

System History

System Information in Windows XP provides a new view of changes to the computer. Rather than a separate history view for each category as was shown in Windows 98, Windows XP enables you to view all changes to the computer since a certain date, and time.

The history information is provided in the same three main categories that were provided in the Standard view: Hardware Resources, Components and Software Environment. History Information is provided by WMI, and is stored in the Extensible Markup Language (XML) data files located in Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Datacoll.


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