Windows XP WINDOWS Directory oversized
Posted on 2007-10-11
On one of my XP machines, the WINDOWS directory has expanded to about 59GB on a 75GB hard drive.
When logged in as a regular network user and adding up the sizes of all the major directories on the C:\ drive I could only account for about 16GB total. However, if I logged in as Administrator the WINDOWS directory was at 59GB alone. If I run TreeSize on the Administrator account it can only find about 16GB of data on the C:\ drive and the WINDOWS directory is much smaller than the 59GB indicated by right clicking and viewing its properties.
I have searched on here and tried the solution involving the offline file sync and that did not work. I have run chkdsk with no errors reported, however in the chkdsk log in event viewer it reports that the there is about 72GB worth of data on the drive. That lines up with what the properties of the WINDOWS directory is saying; but not with TreeSize and not with what I can account for manually.