How to free space after emptying Recycle Bin?

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  1. Ghot's Avatar
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       #11

    @ronman

    I think we're having a communication problem.

    A. The LCU folder should have one FOLDER in it. It should look like this...

    How to free space after emptying Recycle Bin?-image1.png





    B. No hiberfil.sys = good

    Set the page file like this, on your C: drive (don't worry that mine says E:)

    How to free space after emptying Recycle Bin?-image2.png
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
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       #12

    Note all files in the LCU folder can be deleted
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  3. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Hello @ronman,

    I know that this is already marked as Solved, but I thought that you might find these useful . . .

    > How to Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 - Option 2
    > How to Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10

    I hope this helps.
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       #14

    Steve C said:
    Note all files in the LCU folder can be deleted
    @Steve C
    I need more explanation, purpose of LCU, how it's reconstituted, etc.

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    @Ghot
    I set the parameters to 3072 and 3072, as you illustrated. After reboot, pagefile.sys is 3,145,728 KB.
    a) Why set both min and max to the same value, rather than a smaller min so space isn't used if not needed?

    b) Out of curiosity, is there any tweaking of how the swap file is handled by the system?
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  5. Ghot's Avatar
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    ronman said:
    @Steve C
    I need more explanation, purpose of LCU, how it's reconstituted, etc.

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    @Ghot
    I set the parameters to 3072 and 3072, as you illustrated. After reboot, pagefile.sys is 3,145,728 KB.
    a) Why set both min and max to the same value, rather than a smaller min so space isn't used if not needed?

    b) Out of curiosity, is there any tweaking of how the swap file is handled by the system?

    a. The page file will only use what it needs. It won't FILL 3072... just because it's there.

    b. Dunno, I never mess with the swap file.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    ronman said:
    I need more explanation, purpose of LCU, how it's reconstituted, etc.

    The LCU folder does not exist in clean install. It is created when the first Cumulative Update installs. It will contain a folder with the name of the latest CU containing a backup of the CU. Each new CU will add a folder to LCU. By default, Windows Update retains backup copies of the three latest CUs in LCU. Disk clean up's 'windows update cleanup' will delete all but the latest one.

    Deleting the latest one is safe, you are just putting the system into the state it would be in if you had just installed Windows. I routinely delete mine. The only downside is that you may not be able to uninstall the latest CU after you delete it from the LCU folder.
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