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Windows 7: Installed Windows folder size?

12 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Installed Windows folder size?

Hello!
Recently, free space on my system partition is going low for no reason (800mb out of 48gb is free). I have installed FolderSizes program to see what use all space and top space user is windows folder (21.5 gb). Inside windows folder top space use folders are : Serviceprofiles (about 10gb); winsxs (4.19gb); system32 (3gb). I dont know if this ok, but i googled about normal size of installed windows, and its about 4-5gb. What to do?


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12 Apr 2010   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Hi VR777, and Welcome To The Seven Forums.
Have you gone into Explorer (file manager) and tried running "Disk Cleanup."

To do this go into Explorer (file manager) and right click on the HDD that needs attention. Then navigate down to Properties, and click on "Disk Cleanup;" this should help a little bit. Also take a look at how much space your System Recovery is set up for. You may need to turn "System Recovery" off because of the small HDD you are using.
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12 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you!
I have tried "disk cleanup", but it can only clean 10mb and i turned system restore off long time ago
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12 Apr 2010   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Have you install office or any other problems that may have set up caches on your HDD. Some programs do this in order to make it easy to update applications without having to put the CD/DVD used to install the application back in the DVD/CD drive. Just another thought.
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12 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

SOmething sounds fishy with that ServiceProfiles directory if its really 10GB. DId you scan for Viruses/spyware?
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12 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yeah, i have Office installed. How to check how much it uses space?
I have fully scanned PC. Here what i have in serviceprofiles folder. i see they are some temp files

Code:
8 file system object(s) (total size: 9.71 GB)
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WER60E0.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WERD420.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WER4DF0.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WER7745.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WERCE0B.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WERB0F0.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WERB223.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WER8A40.tmp.secure.mdmp
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12 Apr 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
SOmething sounds fishy with that ServiceProfiles directory if its really 10GB. DId you scan for Viruses/spyware?
Absolutely agree. My service profiles are quasi zero - they have only 2 itty bitty items. I suggest you open that folder and see what's in it.
Btw: a running Windows 7 with a reasonable amout of programs installed should be around 15 to 17GB total. That is with pagefile but without hibernation file. Suggest also to run WinDirStat. That will give you more details.
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12 Apr 2010   #8

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Btw: a running Windows 7 with a reasonable amout of programs installed should be around 15 to 17GB total.
Really? Mine's been sitting at just over 6gb (software included) since the day I installed it....
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12 Apr 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VR777 View Post
yeah, i have Office installed. How to check how much it uses space?
I have fully scanned PC. Here what i have in serviceprofiles folder. i see they are some temp files

Code:
8 file system object(s) (total size: 9.71 GB)
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WER60E0.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WERD420.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WER4DF0.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WER7745.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WERCE0B.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WERB0F0.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WERB223.tmp.secure.hdmp
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\WER8A40.tmp.secure.mdmp
Office is about 325MB. And those files are temporary files. Run CCleaner - that will take care of them.
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12 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for ccleaner.
hmm, it removed only 229mb. Can I delete those files manually?
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