Cleaning up the WinSxS temp folder


  1. Posts : 970
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
       #1

    Cleaning up the WinSxS temp folder


    My OS partition grew 1gb from yesterday to today. Yesterday, the C:\Windows\WinSxS\Temp\InFlight folder size was 20.3mg. Today, it's 1gb.

    I followed the instructions here

    How to reclaim space by reducing size of WinSxS folder on Windows 10 | Windows Central

    Cleaning up the WinSxS temp folder-winsxs.png

    But the temp folder files remains the same. No significant changes from yesterday that I can think of.
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  2. Posts : 23,196
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4291 (x64) [22H2]
       #2

    kitpzyxmsir said:
    My OS partition grew 1gb from yesterday to today. Yesterday, the C:\Windows\WinSxS\Temp\InFlight folder size was 20.3mg. Today, it's 1gb.

    I followed the instructions here

    How to reclaim space by reducing size of WinSxS folder on Windows 10 | Windows Central



    But the temp folder files remains the same. No significant changes from yesterday that I can think of.


    Try Option #2, here...

    Clean Up Component Store (WinSxS folder) in Windows 10
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  3. NMI
    Posts : 1,095
    Windows 11 Pro, Version 22H2
       #3

    Ghot said:
    That's the same command they've already used.

    kitpzyxmsir said:
    Yesterday, the C:\Windows\WinSxS\Temp\InFlight folder size was 20.3mg. Today, it's 1gb.
    If you're worried about the size of files in that InFlight folder, try checking the number of (empty) folders it contains by looking at that folder's properties.
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  4. Posts : 970
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
    Thread Starter
       #4

    NMI said:
    If you're worried about the size of files in that InFlight folder, try checking the number of (empty) folders it contains by looking at that folder's properties.
    Are you referring to the InFlight folder properties or it's subfolders? Empty folders are not listed here,

    Cleaning up the WinSxS temp folder-winxsx.png

    The majority of the used space is being occupied by the latest folders, dated 4/18/23

    Cleaning up the WinSxS temp folder-winxsx3.png

    though I can tell you the vast majority InFlight sub folders dated before 4/18/23 are empty

    Cleaning up the WinSxS temp folder-winxsx2.png

    What are we trying to accomplish with this info?

    It's clear that this increase occurred 4/18. If I can't get this figured out, I'm think I'll restore the previous Macrium image and restore what I believed were innocuous additions in the current image.
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