Solved

Clean up Windows folder

Posted on 2014-03-01
6
281 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-08
Losing space on our server.  What is the best way to safely clean up the Windows folder without crashing the system?
0
Comment
Question by:amiic93769
6 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Santosh Gupta
Comment Utility
hi,

Pls share below.

1. Server OS.
2. C drive size
3. Max space using folder names.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Santosh Gupta
Comment Utility
More over you can delete these files.

C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch
C:\Windows\$NtUninstall...... folders (hidden)
C:\Windows\Downloaded Installations\
 C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\
C:\Documents and Settings\your username\Local Settings\Temp
 C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Temp
 C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temp
 C:\WINDOWS\TEMP

C:\Documents and Settings\your username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
 C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
 C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

C:\Documents and Settings\your username\Local Settings\History
 C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\History
 C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\History


http://www.optimizingpc.com/optimize/deletefiles.html



if you are using windwos 2008 then you have to enable disk cleanup. See the url.


http://www.basics.net/index.php/2013/02/25/win-server-2008-r2-how-to-enable-the-disk-cleanup-utility/

https://support.appliedi.net/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/992/0/how-to-enable-the-disk-cleanup-tool-on-windows-server-2008-r2
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:sarvjita
Comment Utility
hi
1. goto my computer -> select a required drive and right click -> click properties -> click disk cleanup ->  carefully select/unselect the folders -> click ok
2. uninstall the packages/software which is not required
3. manually deleting/moving personal data files which are not required
4. moving software dumps to external drive
0
Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
Comment Utility
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
amiic93769 earned 0 total points
Comment Utility
Disk cleanup was not available on our systems.  Managed to move 5 GB of files out of the winsxs folder to another partition.  Thanks for the info.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:amiic93769
Comment Utility
It worked.
0

Featured Post

Integrate social media with email signatures

Is your company active on social media? Do you also use email signatures? Including social media icons in your email signature is a great way to get fans for free. Let all your email users know you’re on social media quickly and easily, in a single click.

Join & Write a Comment

Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now