What ARE all these files on my system drive?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by dkperez, May 15, 2010.

  1. Agent Data

    Agent Data Banned

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    do not touch these folders or any sub-folder in the Windows directory. If you wanna clean wipe do it by clean installing 7. Other than that use the Windows DiskCleanup tool to remove slack.
     
  2. Athlonite

    Athlonite New Member

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    Interesting why do you only use 60GB of a 250GB HDD do you have multiple OS installations on the same HDD

    as stated above you can delete everything in the windows\installer folder "but" when the time comes to uninstall something you may run into errors trying to do so

    also for shits and giggles open up C:\users .>> find your name right click it and choose properties

    mines 66.4 GB (71,382,899,455 bytes) at 16,068 Files, 1,651 Folders
     
  3. RAK

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    And, for explanation, Winsxs contains all the files, etc, which handle compatibility. If you are running anything other than pure Windows 7 designed programs, you will encounter enormous problems if you delete any of the contents.
    But even with your stated use of your PC, It surprises me that you are worrying about space with 6½ Tbs of Hard disk! But I guess none of my nosey business.

    Lost me on this one:
    "Windows may ONLY use 16GB total, but I've got four windows directories that
    are using almost 20GB by THEMSELVES..... " A little of a contradiction in there?
     
    #23 RAK, May 17, 2010
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  4. Athlonite

    Athlonite New Member

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    alot of whats in my winsxs folder seems to be there for localization of either AMD64 drivers and system files or x86 system and driver file not much in the way of previous OS compatability stuff at all more along the lines of language dependent descriptions

    like this taken from here C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_adp94xx.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_7d4dd7ec25670124\adp94xx.inf_loc

    the first line states this

    [Strings.0409]<< US English hardware ID
    ;localizable
    INF_PROVIDER = "Adaptec"
    ADP = "Adaptec"
     

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