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Windows 7: Wondering why my C:\Windows folder is so large

22 Nov 2016   #11
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnymint View Post
... I went to the folder Windows/Logs/CBS (this is where I manually deleted about 15GB of log files) ...
the CBS folder on my machine is less than 70mb, fwiw


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12 Dec 2016   #12
linnymint

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
 
 

I managed to get back nearly 3 more GB by removing Windows 10 update files using GWX Control Panel from Ultimate Outsider. I also used Never10, that didn't seem to do anything - probably because I had already used GWX. That gets my Windows folder down to just over 27GB. Don't know if I can do much better than that, so I'll mark this as solved. But I'll post if I can reduce the Windows folder some more.

To recap, I've pared down the Windows folder from 48GB to a little over 27GB using these tools:

Windows Disk Cleanup
UnCleaner*
CCleaner
GWX Control Panel

*This tool would have removed about 15GB of log files in Windows/Logs/CBS if I hadn't already manually deleted them.
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