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    2012 WinSXS Folder Clean up

    Whats the easiest way to clean up the windows SXS Folder.

    Ive installed the User Interface and Infransture to get disc clean up but it hasnt touched that folder?

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    There should be a button in disk cleanup that says "cleanup system files"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    There should be a button in disk cleanup that says "cleanup system files"?
    Done that. Didnt touch it.

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    Try this (from an elevated Command Prompt)...

    Code:
    Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

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    You'll never get much more than a couple of gig out of that folder - best left well alone.

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    To see how much space can be reclaimed without deleting anything run the command below:

    Code:
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
    Using the DISM command in my previous post above will prevent you from uninstalling old updates though.

    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    best left well alone.
    As long as you're "cleaning" it using one of the Microsoft supported methods you should be fine.

    That said, I tend to leave the WinSxS folder alone on servers since it is easy to increase the size of the C:\ drive.

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