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Windows Folder SiZE ???

Discussion in 'General Software' started by techjunkie, Aug 17, 2009.

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    techjunkie New Member

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    Im using vista 64 and the windows folder is HUGE. Its over 18GB and seems to keep on increasing. I only have a 40GB partition for windows and software so im running out of space. Googling about this brought me to topics where users have 8GB windows folders. Im wondering why mine is soo big and what I can do to make it smaller
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Isn't Vista quite largish? I think i've seen that number before..

    BTW, what about temp files?
     
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    i went through disk cleanup and cleaned everything but still its the same. How come when some people have 8GB installs, I have 18 GB
     
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    64 bit has larger folder sizes than 32 bit.

    You will have system restore, page file, and a 4GB hibernate file since you have 4GB of ram.

    how to remove windows vista service pack uninstallers to free space:
    Code:
    open a run box (windows + r key, or start menu)
    
    vsp1cln.exe
    
    It cleans up/removes the backup files to uninstall vista SP1. 
    It saves you lots of disk space at the cost that you cant uninstall SP1.
    
    for service pack 2 users, use the following
    compcln.exe
    
    Code:
    Disable hibernation/remove hiberfil.sys 
    (same size as your ram amount, wastes space if you dont use it)
    
    start->run-> powercfg -h off
    
     
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    Culprit is System Restore.
     
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    And that dam Winsxs folder lol.

    All i have installed is
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
    Mozilla
    TIR
    And drivers for the system.
    And OS updates

    Mines 16GB and installed barely nothing lol.
     
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    besides the system restore, most of it is prolly back up data from your Windows updates. my Windows dir. is over 20gb
     
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    You can use a program called Treesize to see exactly what is taking up so much space. It basically calculates the size of each folder and shows it in a graphical way.
     
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    my windows folder is 16.3gb. i don't think there's anything out of the ordinary personally.
     

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