Windows Folder is Too Big

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #1

    Windows Folder is Too Big




    As you can see my windows folder is very large and I would like some help reducing its size. I have deleted the Hiberfil.sys file and used the Windows disk clean up program which did not help at all.
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  2. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #2

    Hi Vividshock, welcome to the Seven Forums.

    There's no way the Windows folder can grow to be so big without the user saving a huge amount of files in it. Your Windows folder is about 10 times as big as it should, containing almost 30 times as many files as it should.

    The windows folder is a system folder and should not be used for storage. If this is not a hoax, please begin by telling what have you saved in Windows folder (other than Windows system files).

    Kari
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  3. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #3

    In addition to my previous post, please take a screenshot of your Computer view showing all drives and post it here. This is what I mean, from my Windows 8.1 PC so it looks a bit different but you understand which view I mean:

    Windows Folder is Too Big-2014-01-06_15h13_06.png
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  4. Posts : 611
    Windows 8.1
       #4

    An easier way to find out what you have in there would be for you to run the Dir command through cmd.

    If you could follow these steps and then upload the file for us to look at?


    How to Create a File List at a Command Prompt

    1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS-DOS Prompt (or Command Prompt in Windows NT).
    2. At a command prompt, locate the drive that contains the folder whose contents you want to list. For example, if you want to create a text file that contains a list of the contents of a folder on drive C, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER: c:
    3. At a command prompt, locate the folder whose contents you want to list. For example, if you want to create a text file that contains a list of the contents in the Windows folder on drive C, type the following commands at a command prompt, and press ENTER after you type each command: cd\
      cd windows
    4. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER, where filename is the name of the text file that you are creating: dir > filename.txt
      For example, if you want to create a file named Windowsfolderlist.txt, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER: dir > windowsfolderlist.txt
      NOTE: The text file that you create is located in the folder that you are in when you follow these steps. In the earlier example, the Windowsfolderlist.txt file is located in the Windows folder.
    5. Use a text editor, such as Notepad, to view or print this file.
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  5. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #5

    This might help us figure it out.
    Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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  6. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #6

    So I and other can follow this thread I recommend using this to post screen shots.

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

    I'm curious how Windows Folders got so big.
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  7. Posts : 2,663
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       #7

    This program should tell you where all the space is going:

    TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

    Let it scan (wait for the hourglass icons to disappear) then post a screenshot please.

    Tom
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  8. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I narrowed down my problem towards the SYSWOW64 folder which I was unable to scan with Free TreeSize and WinDirStat.



    Volume in drive C is Dem Windows
    Volume Serial Number is 88E4-E300

    Directory of C:\Windows

    01/11/2014 07:33 PM <DIR> .
    01/11/2014 07:33 PM <DIR> ..
    10/27/2013 11:47 AM <DIR> .jagex_cache_32
    07/13/2009 09:32 PM <DIR> addins
    07/13/2009 07:20 PM <DIR> AppCompat
    12/10/2013 03:57 AM <DIR> AppPatch
    02/27/2013 10:08 AM 44,066 atiogl.xml
    05/25/2013 11:27 AM 0 ativpsrm.bin
    11/20/2010 05:24 AM 71,168 bfsvc.exe
    07/13/2009 09:32 PM <DIR> Boot
    07/13/2009 09:32 PM <DIR> Branding
    06/29/2013 08:39 PM 38 camcodec100.ini
    11/05/2012 07:06 PM 5,120 Cmicnfgp.ini.cfg
    07/02/2013 07:36 PM 45,397 Cmicnfgp.ini.cfl
    07/02/2013 07:36 PM 858 Cmicnfgp.ini.imi
    03/07/2013 09:08 PM 5,874 cmudaxp.ini
    07/13/2009 09:32 PM <DIR> Cursors
    12/21/2013 05:09 PM <DIR> debug
    07/13/2009 09:32 PM <DIR> diagnostics
    02/08/2010 09:36 PM 519,048 difxapi.dll
    07/13/2009 09:37 PM <DIR> DigitalLocker
    12/25/2013 04:28 PM 16,921 DirectX.log
    08/21/2013 07:35 PM <DIR> Downloaded Program Files
    05/25/2013 10:08 PM <DIR> ehome
    07/13/2009 09:37 PM <DIR> en-US
    11/18/2013 09:22 PM 1,945 epplauncher.mif
    02/24/2011 10:19 PM 2,871,808 explorer.exe
    07/13/2009 05:39 PM 15,360 fveupdate.exe
    07/13/2009 11:50 PM <DIR> Globalization
    07/13/2009 09:37 PM <DIR> Help
    01/11/2014 07:33 PM 0 Helpmenow.txt
    07/13/2009 05:39 PM 733,696 HelpPane.exe
    07/13/2009 05:39 PM 16,896 hh.exe
    06/10/2009 12:30 PM 48,265 HomePremium.xml
    07/13/2009 09:37 PM <DIR> IME
    01/10/2014 07:56 PM <DIR> inf
    11/05/2007 12:30 AM 1,144,983 KB936225x64.msu
    07/13/2009 09:32 PM <DIR> L2Schemas
    07/13/2009 06:34 PM <DIR> LiveKernelReports
    12/28/2013 04:57 PM <DIR> Logs
    12/27/2013 06:31 PM 600,382,868 MEMORY.DMP
    07/13/2009 03:06 PM 43,131 mib.bin
    12/16/2013 03:27 AM <DIR> Microsoft.NET
    12/09/2013 11:15 PM <DIR> Migration
    11/03/2013 08:17 PM <DIR> Minidump
    07/13/2009 06:34 PM <DIR> ModemLogs
    06/10/2009 12:36 PM 1,405 msdfmap.ini
    07/13/2009 05:39 PM 193,536 notepad.exe
    07/13/2009 09:32 PM <DIR> Offline Web Pages
    12/21/2013 12:21 PM <DIR> Panther
    12/09/2013 06:38 PM <DIR> PCHEALTH
    07/13/2009 09:32 PM <DIR> Performance
    01/10/2014 06:30 AM 10,058 PFRO.log
    07/13/2009 07:20 PM <DIR> PLA
    12/21/2013 01:03 AM <DIR> PolicyDefinitions
    01/07/2014 07:11 PM <DIR> Prefetch
    07/08/2013 02:38 PM 31 progress
    07/13/2009 05:39 PM 427,008 regedit.exe
    07/13/2009 07:20 PM <DIR> Registration
    12/24/2013 06:25 PM <DIR> rescache
    06/22/2013 11:10 PM <DIR> Resources
    05/25/2012 05:06 PM 1,706,640 RtlExUpd.dll
    07/13/2009 06:35 PM <DIR> SchCache
    07/13/2009 09:32 PM <DIR> schemas
    07/13/2009 07:20 PM <DIR> security
    07/13/2009 08:45 PM <DIR> ServiceProfiles
    05/25/2013 10:08 PM <DIR> servicing
    07/13/2009 08:45 PM <DIR> Setup
    01/11/2014 06:03 PM 3,046 setupact.log
    12/21/2013 05:09 PM 0 setuperr.log
    12/09/2013 06:37 PM <DIR> ShellNew
    12/21/2013 05:15 PM <DIR> SoftwareDistribution
    07/13/2009 09:37 PM <DIR> Speech
    02/10/2012 10:36 PM 67,072 splwow64.exe
    06/10/2009 12:31 PM 48,201 Starter.xml
    10/27/2013 11:30 AM <DIR> Sun
    07/27/2013 08:59 AM <DIR> system
    06/10/2009 01:08 PM 219 system.ini
    01/10/2014 07:56 PM <DIR> System32
    01/11/2014 06:06 PM <DIR> SysWOW64
    07/13/2009 08:57 PM <DIR> TAPI
    05/27/2013 10:17 PM <DIR> Tasks
    01/11/2014 07:26 PM <DIR> Temp
    10/10/2013 05:15 AM <DIR> Temp392AAE3C-660C-47F7-251B-6A3888C1563B-Signatures
    07/13/2009 06:34 PM <DIR> tracing
    06/10/2009 01:41 PM 94,784 twain.dll
    07/13/2009 09:32 PM <DIR> twain_32
    11/20/2010 04:21 AM 51,200 twain_32.dll
    06/10/2009 01:41 PM 49,680 twunk_16.exe
    07/13/2009 05:14 PM 31,232 twunk_32.exe
    07/13/2009 07:20 PM <DIR> Vss
    07/13/2009 09:32 PM <DIR> Web
    07/13/2009 09:09 PM 403 win.ini
    01/11/2014 07:24 PM 1,244,582 WindowsUpdate.log
    07/13/2009 05:14 PM 9,728 winhlp32.exe
    12/21/2013 11:15 AM <DIR> winsxs
    06/10/2009 12:52 PM 316,640 WMSysPr9.prx
    08/17/2013 06:38 PM 193 WORDPAD.INI
    07/13/2009 05:39 PM 10,240 write.exe
    10/10/2010 11:00 AM 55,438 Xonar Audio.ico
    02/14/2011 05:23 PM 15,086 Xonar Audio2.ico
    04/12/2007 05:35 PM 40,358 Xonar DG Audio.ico
    44 File(s) 610,344,222 bytes
    58 Dir(s) 2,749,718,528 bytes free
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  9. Posts : 2,663
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       #9

    How big is your SYSWOW64 folder?
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  10. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

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