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How to clear the temp files, and make the c:\ free in the win 2008 server?

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How to clear the temp files, and make the c:\ free in the win 2008 server?

Hi team, My win 2008 c:\ is almost full 600 mb remaining.
could you please suggest to delete temp files and fee the c: \ space.
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Pawan Kumar earned 500 total points
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Delete files from C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\Temp

Use windows clean up..

Empty recycle bin, compress SQL backups etc...
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by:Kimputer
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Check also the Windows update download folder (usually c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download)

Use WinDirStat to easily track down huge folders (and delete those you don't need, like log files).
https://sourceforge.net/projects/windirstat/
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by:rindi
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If this is Windows 2008 r2 (not Windows 2008), add the Desktop Experience feature (or themes, I don't remember exactly what it is called). Also make sure you have installed the following KB:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2852386

Then run the Disk Cleanup Wizard (which get installed via the themes or Desktop Experience feature). With it you should be able to remove all the stuff that isn't required safely. The KB adds Windowsupdates cleanup, which isn't included in the wizard by default. This will add to the space you can free up.

Besides that also delete the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads.
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by:bbao
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also C:\WINDOWS\TEMP and all \AppData\Local\Temp folders under each user profile, especially if it is a VM running on VMware.

therefore, you may consider using a script to empty all above folders mentioned by all experts. this way you can easily clean it up again because commonly the free space won't last there for a long while. it is Widnows.

ultimately, the best best practice is to install Windows on a large enough drive C. :)
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by:arnold
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You have to identify directories in c:\ that consume a large amount if space.
Do you have wsus role on this system, where is the content folder? Using wsusutil you can relocate tge content folder to the other partition.
Run cleanup wizard within update service to free up space .....

C:\windows\softwaredistribution (Windows update packages downloaded not yet Installed)

Check c:\users what is the system used for?
Do you have another partition with enough space to transition a large share if any from c:\ to the other?
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by:satheesh kumar
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Nice
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