windowserver_last.log = 13GB

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  1. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

    Unorthodox

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    Will anything bad happen if I delete a file called "windowsearver_last.log" from my computer.

    And why the puck dose it need to be 13GBs?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It should be fine to delete. As a test, chuck it in the Trash, restart and play around with the machine for a while. If nothing bad happens, then you know it's pretty safe to delete. It's a bug in OPSX that has let it grow this large. :)
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I don't see a problem with deleting it... and 13GB??? Something was seriously screwed up on your system.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    FWIW, it's an OSX bug but it's nothing to worry about. It probably won't happen again. It's not a sign of impending doom. :)
     
  5. Unorthodox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Then into the trash it goes.

    Oh good.
    What about this?
    [​IMG]
    Kidding
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do a quick restart too, since it's essentially a system file. :)
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Love it! It'd make a good avatar! :)

    FWIW, it's a _last.log... meaning that it's supposed to be swapped out. Meaning that it's just a back file, basically, in case you should want to look at it. By the time it becomes a _last.log (as opposed to /private/var/log/windowserver.log), it is already not in use by the OS.
     
  8. Unorthodox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well it took a really long time to login but otherwise it seems ay-okay.
     
  9. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same thing happen to me with the same file - I used Omni Disk Sweeper to find it. It was 37 GB big!
     

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