System and reserved files use 70GB. How delete them?

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  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       #21

    @TairikuOkami i tried your suggestion, but when I right-click and select 'Run as administrator', literally nothing happens? Is there a particular program that I need in order to open and run it? I tried to select Edit as well, as I read it can be opened in Notepad, but again nothing
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  2. Posts : 5,174
    Windows 11 Home
       #22

    Interesting. Copy this to CMD as admin:

    vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all /quiet
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       #23

    @TairikuOkami

    OK, when I do that, I get the following message:

    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.
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  4. Posts : 24,531
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #24

    lemonteajunkie said:
    OK, when I do that, I get the following message:

    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.
    That looks correct. The '/quiet' option meant that you'd not see any other messages while it ran (except perhaps any error message, which apparently you didn't have). How's the free space look now?
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  5. Posts : 5,174
    Windows 11 Home
       #25

    Come to think of it, there was someone else on tenforums with a similar problem (I can not find the link), removing backups did nothing, but lowering the size helped to get rid of it, you can try that.

    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=320MB
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  6. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       #26

    Wow, now it's down to 55.9GB from 105GB or whatever it was before! Fantastic! Can I ask if that is a command I should carry out regularly??

    Thanks so much @TairikuOkami @Bree and @fdegrove for all your help! If there's anything more you feel I can do to get rid of more space, happy to hear more suggestions.
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  7. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       #27

    ok @TairikuOkami, will do that too, thanks!
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  8. Posts : 5,174
    Windows 11 Home
       #28

    You might want to increase it to the desired size afterwards, for system restore and backups to work.

    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=10GB

    Those 2 commands should help a little as well.

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
    cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

    Then there are typical cleaning apps like CCleaner and Wise Disk Cleaner (system slimming).
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  9. Posts : 24,531
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #29

    lemonteajunkie said:
    Can I ask if that is a command I should carry out regularly??
    To be honest, I'm not sure how you got in that state in the first place - I've not seen that on my system and it's been running Windows 10 since 29 July 2015. Regular use? No, probably not needed - but at least you now know what to do if it ever returns.
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  10. Posts : 24,531
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #30

    TairikuOkami said:
    Those 2 commands should help a little as well.

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
    cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & cleanmgr /sagerun:65535
    That first one got me an extra 5GB over and above what a Disk Clean up of system files could manage. The more updates you have had, the more it can release, so probably not much for 1703, but well worth doing on a 1607 system that's been getting updates since last August.

    The downside of /ResetBase is that you can no longer uninstall any updates that were installed prior to its use.
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