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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


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:




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).




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



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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. 






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