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Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. Looking at Properties I have used 677gb on the whole "Hitachi-1TB" hard drive, but each of the Back-up folders only add up to 588gb. I've always got the box for protected operating system files unchecked on my own computers. The cause seemd to be the recent auto update of Parallels which had been ticking over quite okay prior to the update. navigate here

thats it.... He's won more Computer Press Awards than any other writer, and his newsletters reach 500,000 subscribers.Bibliographic informationTitleWindows XP All-in-One Desk Reference For DummiesFor DummiesAuthorWoody LeonhardEdition2PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, 2004ISBN0764584960, 9780764584961Length813 pagesSubjectsComputers›Operating not unless you want to try and do a clean > install of windows on the system. > > "Lys" wrote:> > > It's just the C:\Windows dir. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/windows-xp-folder-too-large-226754/

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Darrell L. My CDC folder was >80Gb, took me a while to get to the bottom of why my filesystem was full! Type: dir |more (press Enter) at the cmd prompt on the black screen to see the Dos equivalent names.

Some have been downloaded in conjunction with various Window's updates from Microsoft.com and were necessary to either open the update and/or facilate future downloads. Is it going to happen again after the > appropriate folder contents have been deleted?? Now and then, you probably wish you could call Tech Support. the user isn't doing > anything intensive, no surfing so it can't be temporary internet files... > > It's frustrating and confusing!!

Report • #9 Tubesandwires December 7, 2010 at 20:55:54 What files and/or folders are in the Installer folder ? Windows Installer Cleanup Utility I tried a few suggestions but I couldn't implement it coz I can't find repair link in the HELP menu. 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. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/88997-45-windows-folder There's a special command to delete these backups - it escapes me at the moment but someone will fill you in I'm sure.

There are instructions for removing it readily available. This process cleared over 6GB from a client's server system partition.Thanks! I then ran the G option and I watched a long scroll of messages indicating tons of useless files were being eradicated from my machine.The reason I needed this utility was I've been working on a thorough system cleanup in an attempt to get my hard drive usage down to a minimum.

  • If you don't know how to do that, tell us what anti-malware and third party software firewalls you have installed.
  • Report • #15 Tubesandwires December 8, 2010 at 11:47:18 Yes, I've learned you don't copy the desktop.ini file(s) when you have that enabled when you copy or move files to another
  • It says that I have less than 1 GB of memory left.
  • 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
  • To view temp files press simultaneously win logo+r key to open run box.

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Using The REPORT Button BC Forum Rules Malware Removal Logs Forum Am I Infected Forum Before You Post About A Problem Back to top #3 gully786 gully786 Members 186 posts OFFLINE http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/143180-Hard-drive-full-Windows-XP-Installer-folder-is-48-7GB!-! Apparently sometimes they can become corrupt and this is what causes the folder to grow so large. C:\windows\installer Just check properties of each folder in Windows until you find a really big one. Ccleaner Here's a link on freeing up space, check if u missed anything- http://pcworld.about.com/magazine/2007p162id97442.htm fidodido, Dec 29, 2005 #4 awalker0878 Removed by request Joined: Dec 16, 2005 Messages: 407 do a

All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use. check over here If you DO have more than one of those installed, you should DISABLE the resident module(s) from running in all but one anti-malware program at a time. lol... Home About Me Monday, January 16, 2012 Windows Folder too large - The cause CSC and Offline Files No Room The Problem Well we use folder redirection for the "My Documents"

Over time as my users start to use this folder again it should grow but hopefully will stay in the preset limits now. and I thought that was large, but 10GB is very big. It has been known to make mistakes when you have it un-install stuff many times in the past that can result in you having to re-install the operating system, or at his comment is here As for 'Carwiz' - I had run across a post talking about winsxs being full of a bunch of links so I can't say for sure if it's really 11.4GB like

I wasn't aware of the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder, but just checked it and it's at only 388MB. Anti-virus scan proved there's no viruses, > > > System Restore is off.........> > > > > > No idea what's up!> > > > > > "WarOfGenesis" wrote:> > > Click here to join today!

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It's the folder called "Installer." By itself, it's approximately 16 GB large.Is there anything I can do with this folder or it's contents or should I just leave it alone? well it should'nt be it should be around 2gb at lest if the > > > > > > windows dir. > > > > > > may be there are When msizap it is done, and you run Windows Installer Cleanup Utiltity again, you still should see the same programs and everything still works - at least the times I have http://midsolutions.org/windows-xp/restart-windows-installer-service.html Also remember to re-hide the hiddenand system folders/files again if you unhid them earlier.