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Windows 7: Is my Win 7 size too big?

06 Sep 2012   #11
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The size in winsxs is in those tens of thousands of small listings, not in the top 2 or 3.
Those "tens of thousands" would have to add up to over 4GB. It is what it is but it would be nice to see what is taking up the space. That was the purpose of using TreeSize.


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06 Sep 2012   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bru View Post

Those "tens of thousands" would have to add up to over 4GB. It is what it is but it would be nice to see what is taking up the space. That was the purpose of using TreeSize.
What makes you think TreeSize is NOT showing you what is taking up space?

What makes you think those tens of thousands do NOT add up to over 4 GB?

I have no idea. Just asking. Maybe it is a completely bogus and inaccurate application.

You might want to play around with the DIR sortorder switch at a command prompt.

For instance, this command:

dir /s /o:s

when run from this directory:

c:\windows\winsxs

will sort all files in size order, from smallest to largest, including subdirectories.

I just ran it on my PC. Took about 30 seconds to complete.
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06 Sep 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bru View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The size in winsxs is in those tens of thousands of small listings, not in the top 2 or 3.
Those "tens of thousands" would have to add up to over 4GB. It is what it is but it would be nice to see what is taking up the space. That was the purpose of using TreeSize.
See post #10. Follow that link.
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06 Sep 2012   #14
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

There are 16,203 subfolders in winxs. My math was wrong. Apparently they add up to 11.6GB.
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06 Sep 2012   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm simple so I will keep it simple. Winsxs has a very good purpose. I don't care the room it takes. I just leave it alone. Reading the post #10 to me makes it easy to understand the why and what for. I also let Windows 7 take what ever space it need to do the job. So far that works out well for me and my computers.
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06 Sep 2012   #16
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm simple so I will keep it simple. Winsxs has a very good purpose. I don't care the room it takes. I just leave it alone.
Me too, but I do like to learn. I go back to my original post...I was just wondering.
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06 Sep 2012   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I understand you completely bru I also wonder. That is why post #10 and the site given is so good. My post wasn't directed to you personally or any single person. Many people read these post. I kind of wanted to tell all those that read these post that fooling with such things in my opinion would not be wise. Wondering is a good thing. It's the beginning of the learning process.
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