Can I / should I delete H2W files?

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    Can I / should I delete H2W files?


    A large files program plainly shows that the files taking up most space on my small storage device C drive are H2W files. There are a dozen of them each taking up 1 GB in the One Drive folder. From what I have read about them it seems that I should delete them to gain the much need free space space they occupy. Should I? What is the likely result, in particular given that they are on OneDrive?
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    An H2W file is a data file created by H2testw, a program used to scan USB drives and SD cards for read and write errors. It contains data generated by H2testw to test a USB drive or SD card. H2W files are created and placed on the drive being tested in order to test the drive's read + write functionality.
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    Yes, but can / should I delete them to free up the space they are taking up on my C drive which is in urgent need of cleaning whatever can be cleaned?
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    Yes you can delete them.
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    Thanks!
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    You are very welcome!
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    For some reason I could not delete the files, but found I could move them all to the SD card, drive D, which is fine (maybe I will be able to delete them from there later). Anyway, free space on C rose from 5 GB to just under 19 GB, a very good result. I am ready to try installing the May / July update tomorrow. In the past I have been able to install feature updates OK with about 10 GB free, and If it does want to install the 7 GB Reserve that will be OK too. A lot of time spent, but a lot learned too.
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    Format the SD card, that should get rid of them.
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    The D drive SD Card has most of my apps / programs / data on it (currently about 50% of its space) which would have to be moved first. It has been one of the main ways in which I have restrained the usage of C. I will bear it in mind for the future. Hopefully I wont have the problem discussed in another thread, with an SD card which cannot be formatted or have its files deleted..
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    Can you delete them from the SD card? If not, what is the exact error message you are getting?
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