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reduce winsxs folder

emelnik
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi I have win vista x64 and the windows folder is 17 gb long, I have gone and see files and the winsxs folder alone occupies more than 7 gb. I know this is where windows backups critical files, but is there a way to reduce my windows directory or the winsxs directory?

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http://www.technologyquestions.com/technology/windows-vista/65857-what-winsxs-folder.html consensus seems to be that winsxs should be left alone.  On my machine the winsxs folder alone is 13.5 gigs, holy s*** batman!

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Well than ks I already knew you cannot delete files with it, I was hoping for an utility to make it smaller.
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That "utility" is the same in Vista, did you look? :)

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ok you're right, didn't pay much attention after reading:

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