Clean up winsxs manually

Oct 24, 2016  An old thread yes, but same problem. One of the servers I look after has 10GB of directoriesfiles in the winsxs directory. There are 16, 614 folders in there and I have the cleanup KB installed it reports zero bytes May 13, 2014 How to Clean up the WinSxS Directory and Free Up Disk Space on Windows Server 2008 R2 with New Update \Windows\Temp folder showing it as 0. I can manually clean them up but not sure why on Windows Server it is not detecting the proper size and offering to clean when this works on Windows 7 fine.

In last week's article, How to clean up system files with the Windows 10 Disk Cleanup tool, I told you about the WinSxS folder and how it can accumulate a lot of extraneous files. I then showed Feb 27, 2017  I was hoping someone could help me cleanup the winsxs folder on the C drive of a few servers. Background The C drive's on a few of the servers I Title says it mostly.

My winsxs folder is currently taking up 12Gb of space. As I have windows installed on a 128Gb SSD this is taking up valuable space, with windows being 50 bigger than it After you select the Windows Update Cleanup option and click OK, it quickly gets to work and will tidy up your WinSxS folder until its shining like a brand new car.

As you can see from the graphic above, Ill redeem almost 4 Gigs of space after running this tool. With Windows 8. 1 and Windows 10, you can use the Command Prompt to clean up the WinSxS folder as well. Use Disk Cleanup to Delete Old Updates From the SxS Folder 1. Clean Up the WinSxS Folder. ; 4 minutes to read In this article. This topic is about the different ways to reduce the size of the WinSxS folder on a running version of Windows 10. One commonly asked question is, " Can I delete the WinSxS folder to regain some disk space?

" The short answer is no. Oct 08, 2013 You can easily clean up disk space on Server 2008 and 2008 R2 much like we can do with Windows 7 and the disk cleanup tool with DISM. exe. DISM. exe has been included with SP1 and cleans up the Windows SidebySide directory (winsxs). While using the disk cleanup it showing around 4. 71 GB of Windows update cleanup data. After rebooting the server the winsxs folder consumed space reduced to

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