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Windows 7: Windows Folder Occupies 47 GB

22 Apr 2010   #1
Stely

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Windows Folder Occupies 47 GB

This is the image for truth: http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5741/winsize.png
I really don't know what to delete or what folder from Windows is the largest.
If this is it's "normal" size then explain me how to add 10 GB from D to C.
Thank You.


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22 Apr 2010   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

That is a massive amount of space taken.....

I am thinking....

1) System Restore has gone haywire
2) Gigantic Hibernation file?
3) Remnants from an Upgrade Install that was placed in /Windows and is taking the space
4) Somehow or another you have been downloading this to the Windows folder


Curious to see what it is
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22 Apr 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

AFAIK, System restore points are saved in "System Volume Information" which is located in the root of the drive and not in the windows folder.

Also the hibernation file hiberfil.sys is located in the root of the drive.

These two should not affect the size of the Windows folder.

Try cleaning out your Temp files and windows installer files.
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22 Apr 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Download something like TreeSize Free and run it against your C:\windows directory. This will break it down for you by folder and subfolder...so you can see exactly what is consuming space.

Don't get too worked up over the C:\winsxs folder. It will appear huge, but is really misleading.
WinSXS Folder not actually consuming lots of space
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22 Apr 2010   #5
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Why not use "SpaceMonger" to see what's eating your disk space? Hint: Google "spacemonger".
I use it all the time to see visually what folder ate the most disk space...

zzz2496
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23 Apr 2010   #6
Stely

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you zzz, I user spacemonger and resulted this: http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3364/temphuge.png
The temp file occupies the most, like 27 GB.
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23 Apr 2010   #7
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Clear it... and don't forget to rep me

zzz2496
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23 Apr 2010   #8
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Run the Cleaning Manager Utility -
START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe above under programs | select Run as Administrator | type cleanmgr tuneup in the cmd/DOS screen. Check the following boxes:
Code:
- Temp Setup Files
- Downloaded Program Files
- Temp Internet Files
- Recycle Bin
- System error memory dump files (NOT the next line - minidump files)
- Temp Files
- Temp Windows Installation Files
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23 Apr 2010   #9
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Just in case you don't know how to clear out your temp folder - you could use CrapCleaner:

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Download/install/run and it'll clear out all the junk.
Remember to empty your recycle bin afterwards.
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23 Apr 2010   #10
Stely

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenC View Post
Just in case you don't know how to clear out your temp folder - you could use CrapCleaner:

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Download/install/run and it'll clear out all the junk.
Remember to empty your recycle bin afterwards.
Thank you KenC, you are my hero!
And thank everyone for helping me resolving this strange problem. You can close this topic.
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