Windows 10: Windows folder taking up way to much space.

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  1.    28 Dec 2015 #1

    Windows folder taking up way to much space.


    Is there anyway I can decrease the space if the windows folder. My laptop is only 30 gigs and the windows folder us taking up 21 gigs, any fix for this?
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       28 Dec 2015 #2

    Download TreeSize Portable Free and run then scan on C:\Windows to see what taken up space then we can go from there.
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  3.    28 Dec 2015 #3

    21GB is pretty small. My Windows folder is 43GB. I suggest you get a bigger disk - 30GB is way too small. You should have at least 60GB for Windows.
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  4.    28 Dec 2015 #4

    And as an fyi.. mine is about 15gb..
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  5.    28 Dec 2015 #5

    If you don't use Hibernate, you are able to open an elevated command prompt and type in "powercfg.exe /hibernate off". This should clear up 2-3+GB depending on the amount of RAM you have.

    Also have a look into software called "SSD Tweaker". It provides some tools to cleanup the Windows folder.
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  6.    28 Dec 2015 #6

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    And as an fyi.. mine is about 15gb..
    Hmm, that's Bunny size, LOL
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  7.    28 Dec 2015 #7

    Here is mine on a 31gb drive. (laptop) Desk top about 45gb
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  8.    28 Dec 2015 #8

    whs said: View Post
    Hmm, that's Bunny size, LOL
    It sure is..
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       28 Dec 2015 #9

    whs said: View Post
    21GB is pretty small. My Windows folder is 43GB. I suggest you get a bigger disk - 30GB is way too small. You should have at least 60GB for Windows.
    Hello Wolfgang, hope you are doing well !

    Is that 43 GB the Windows folder, or the Windows "C" partition ?
    I have a 15 GB Windows folder, in a 20 GB used space on a 70 GB Windows partition (approximate sizes).

    This OS is an up to date RTM, not an insider.
    I don't have a lot of programs installed in W10, i'm trying to use W10 as "vanilla" as possible.
    I store user data on a different partition.

    I'm just curious.

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  10.    29 Dec 2015 #10

    Hi David, the 43GB is the Windows partition. The Windows folder is only 25GB.


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