Size of C:\Windows file

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  1. janzen

    janzen MDL Junior Member

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    After update from Insider to Windows10 Enterprise the size of the C:\Windows file is more than 13.7 GB, of which WinSxS takes 5.98 GB.
    Is n't that a bit too much?
     
  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    about 90% of winsxs files are just hardlinks to system files.
    This means that they're the same file represented twice on the hard disk but taking up only the space of a single file.

    So when you check for size of things it will mis-report.
     
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  3. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    use dism /online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore

    to see if u need to cleanup

    if
    Backups and Disabled Features
    Cache and Temporary Data are low no point to run it
     
  4. janzen

    janzen MDL Junior Member

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    Backups and Disabled 1.88 GB
    Cache etc 64.22 MB
    Shared with windows 3.67 GB
     
  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Being hard links there's no distinction between real files and links.

    But philosophically is better to describe the system directory as almost empty and populated by links to files resident in the SXS directory
     
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  6. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    YYes run it u might need to restart after