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WinDirStat Lost SSD Space


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#1 Jonfirefox

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:31 AM

Hi

I own a 120GB SSD.

After running a lot of tools from the bleeping  computer forum.

My windows directory use to be 24.6GB (WinDirStat)

Now it is 27.3GB (2.7GB more)

See the Pic:

 

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What's taking up the extra space?

I have been tracking the ssd size since 6/3/14

On the 1/10/14 I used the CleanUp Tool - 57.1GB Free (see chart).

 

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From the chart you can see I lost a lot of SSD space within a few days of using the cleanup tool.

thanks

Jonathan



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#2 Ivy74

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 02:27 PM

I had the same issue on a server. You can't manually remove the items in WINSXS w/out the chance of screwing up. However, I found links that reference steps to take using Disk Cleanup plus this command you run in command prompt and requires a reboot. Plus there is also a KB patch that you want to make sure is loaded on the computer in question.

 

I would start there. 

 

Here is some links to get your started. If anything is different like the OS or etc. just Google the right search criteria. 

 

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/regain-hard-disk-space-by-using-windows-update-cleanup-in-windows-7-and-8x/

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/174705/how-to-reduce-the-size-of-your-winsxs-folder-on-windows-7-or-8/


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