dd_vcredist_*.log Temporary Files

Q

What are dd_vcredist_*.log Temporary Files on my Windows 7 computer? Can I remove them?

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dd_vcredist_*.log Temporary Files are created when Windows is updating Visual C++ Redistributable Packages on your computer. They are located in the \Users\<userid>\AppData\Local\Temp folder.

Once a while, Windows tells you that new updates are available and suggests you download and install them. If you follow the suggestion and finish the update, you may see some new dd_vcredist_*.log files with a date and time in the middle of file names.

For example, the following log files were created when Windows updated differnt Visual C++ Redistributable Packages on your computer:

  9,269 dd_vcredist_amd64_20171108100154.log
175,930 dd_vcredist_amd64_20171108100154_0_vcRuntimeMinimum_x64.log
217,816 dd_vcredist_amd64_20171108100154_1_vcRuntimeAdditional_x64.log
  9,170 dd_vcredist_x86_20171108100333.log
178,122 dd_vcredist_x86_20171108100333_0_vcRuntimeMinimum_x86.log
212,452 dd_vcredist_x86_20171108100333_1_vcRuntimeAdditional_x86.log
  4,947 dd_vcredist_amd64_20171108100356.log
  4,873 dd_vcredist_x86_20171108100409.log

dd_vcredist_*.log files are text files. You can actually open and read them.

Yes. You can delete older dd_vcredist_*.log Temporary Files files to keep the temporary file folder clean.

 

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