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Windows 7: Very BIG size, "windows folder"

23 Feb 2010   #1
sandhee

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Very BIG size, "windows folder"

I am use my windows 7 enterprise for my notebook. my current folder windows size is almost 15 GB. I always update my win 7, use my windows update. whats the problem?what's I should be check?thanks before.


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23 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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I do not see the problem, my window folder is almost 13gb. If you want to get back some HD space, go to c drive, >right click>properties>disc clean up, including system files.

Windows 7 uses space for back up, system image, and back up and restore, plus shadow copies.
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23 Feb 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't think you are outside the norm. But if you think there is a problem, you have to be more specific. Run WinDirStat and post the upper left pane. Then run vssadmin list shadowstorage in elevated Command Prompt and post the results. Only then will we be able to see whether you have a problem.
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23 Feb 2010   #4
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

thats pretty normal. as mentioned you can run disk clean up if you want but there isn't anything to worry about here.
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24 Feb 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK people, you made me curious. Windows Explorer shows me with 9.17 GB.

I do delete old restore points, use cleanmgr.exe (otherwise known as Disk Cleanup) and also CCleaner.

karl
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24 Feb 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Karl,

It is my hunch that the big difference is due to shadow copies, which you clean with your version of disc clean.

If the OS version of disc clean is used and you include the system files, do regular maintenance you will get results like yours.
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24 Feb 2010   #7
sandhee

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

OK guys.thanks for all ur advice, i'm new in windows 7..thank again for all your post, its very helpfull.
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24 Feb 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandhee View Post
OK guys.thanks for all ur advice, i'm new in windows 7..thank again for all your post, its very helpfull.
If you use the tools I have posted above, you will get a better insight of how the disk space is being used.
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14 Dec 2010   #9
Plitter

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You guys are talking how its not out of norm, I would like to know what is concidered to be the norm for the Windows folder, as mine is now 21.2GB.

Thanks in advance.
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14 Dec 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Plitter View Post
You guys are talking how its not out of norm, I would like to know what is concidered to be the norm for the Windows folder, as mine is now 21.2GB.

Thanks in advance.
If you install and uninstall programs very often, you may get a bloated winsxs folder. Check with WinDirStat where the biggies are.
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