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well it should'nt be it should be around 2gb at lest if the > > windows dir. > > may be there are programs which have been ghosted on the pc Report • #21 Tubesandwires December 9, 2010 at 11:33:15 I'm assuming you're talking of *.msp files, not *.msi files, although similar to the following applies to multiple copies of any file. I think it's logs produce too much useless information, and often ALL of it is useless. I haven't done the same kind of math to verify the size of winsxs and don't intend to seeing as there are hundreds of folders and files in the Windows folder. weblink

So if I'm understanding this situation correctly (please correct me if I'm wrong and there is a way to clean out some of those dlls and get my OS back to I knew this was my most likely culprit. Anti-virus scan proved there's no viruses, > > > System Restore is off.........> > > > > > No idea what's up!> > > > > > "WarOfGenesis" wrote:> > > When I researched it I found it is a ZoneAlarm log file. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/windows-xp-folder-too-large-226754/

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when I booted it the next day, nothing happens on clicking the word files but if I try to open Ms Word, I get the error message "This action is only well if it does happen repeatedly I suppose that's what I'll have to do. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Anti-virus scan proved there's no viruses, > > System Restore is off.........> > > > No idea what's up!> > > > "WarOfGenesis" wrote:> > > > > Well Lys, theres

Fortunately I have a large enough hard drive on this system that it's not really a big deal. If so, there is probably an error code mentioned there you can investigate regarding a possible cause of why it did not install.(Go to the Microsoft web site - Windows Update WinSXS Folder not actually consuming lots of space My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Built 2/11/2011 OS Windows 7 Pro-x64 CPU i7-2600 3.4GHz - 3.8GHz Turbo Motherboard Intel For some dumb reason, these updates are never deleted after being installed, even though the contents of the download folder serve no further use.

the user isn't doing anything intensive, no surfing so it can't be temporary internet files... The > > Windows dir is just dramatically increasing in size.... For me I used the Domain Admin Account. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/88997-45-windows-folder Attached Images My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number packard bell IXTREME M5722 OS Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64) CPU Processor : Intel Core 2

colinsp replied Mar 18, 2017 at 2:22 AM Loading... well it should'nt be it should be around 2gb at lest if the > > > windows dir. > > > may be there are programs which have been ghosted on Right? so then i'll have a good idea whats up. > > > > "Lys" wrote:> > > > > Thought you might like to know, it's happening again as we speak!!

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That single file was over 90gb in size. http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/143180-Hard-drive-full-Windows-XP-Installer-folder-is-48-7GB!-! AnonymousAug 26, 2005, 8:25 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)Hmmmm.... C:\windows\installer It will then pop-up the following box telling you should restart. Ccleaner i see!

Anti-virus scan proved there's no viruses, > System Restore is off.........> > No idea what's up!> > "WarOfGenesis" wrote:> > > Well Lys, theres not much you can do but if Report • #7 sacook December 7, 2010 at 16:18:29 Okay, so I've pinpointed what's taking up so much space. so then i'll have a good idea whats up. "Lys" wrote:> Thought you might like to know, it's happening again as we speak!! I ran it but it only removed about 1 gb so now the installer folder is still 18.9 gb also after his I couldn't use M office like word, excel, and

I've always been sceptical of folk keep trotting out that you should do this. PS. Did the simplething of a disc clean up, clearing temporary amnd offline files, and it is now back to around 10GB total disc space which is pretty much what I expect. http://roguewb.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-home-edition-sp2-installer-stopping.html Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build.

well it should'nt be it should be around 2gb at lest if the > > > > > windows dir. > > > > > may be there are programs which This was a major problem with Windows prior to XP. It's supposed to contain original setup CLASS ID's for programs needing to register installation utility implements such as icons, sidekick displays, etc..

AnonymousAug 26, 2005, 12:51 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)Hm yes, it's becoming increasingly tempting...

Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. I know of nothing in XP in Windows itself that can compare the internal data, but XP has the legacy FC (File Compare) program built into it that you can use thats it.... may be there are programs which have been ghosted on the pc that the client does'nt need ???

It started making wierd noises inside my pc case, like its starting to spin... Running out of space- windows folder too big!! You may have them set to a high value. this content Somebody can probably tell you what to do to recreate all the shortcuts in one fell swoop - I will look too...

Report • #16 Derek December 8, 2010 at 12:02:37 Nope, didn't even realise there was a feature to enable a hidden Admin user. Vista and Win 7 are rather different and for similar reasons to those already given I do not even show hidden files on those OS's.How to know you are getting old But, it can also by used by viral processes to store encrypted tracking logs containing info illegally obtained from other people's computers, extensive advertisement packages, etc..You can then create a new start/my computer/local disk c:/right click/properties/disk clean up/ok awalker0878, Dec 29, 2005 #5 cky Joined: Dec 4, 2005 Messages: 118 woa my temp fold is not in windows folder what does