How big is your windows folder?


Recommended Posts

NeoMayhem
Are setup logs and windows updates logs(Qxxxxxx.log) safe to delete?

Yes, if you dont want to uninstall the updates :p

Link to post
Share on other sites
libb

MINE 2686M, without DLLCACHE, DRIVER CACHE, LASTGOOD....

Link to post
Share on other sites
NeoMayhem
MINE 2686M, without DLLCACHE, DRIVER CACHE, LASTGOOD....

Crap, what all do you have installed?

Link to post
Share on other sites
NeoMayhem

w00t :p

I deleted some more stuff, and am almost under 600mb :p

C:\windows\system32\oobe (I didnt delete the folder, just everything inside)

C:\windows\msagent

C:\WINDOWS\java

C:\WINDOWS\mui (if you use more then one language, you need this)

I am still looking for more things to get rid of, but this is a good start :p

Edited by NeoMayhem
Link to post
Share on other sites
Kanecorp

1.43GB

Link to post
Share on other sites
Dazzla

LOL now I've seen everything , whats next? show me your Display Properties Window?? 

its been done.

MY RES IS HIGHER THAN YOURS :devil::

I have that covered;))

Display.jpg

As for Windows folder, guess I'm winning;)) XP SP1:

Windows.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
NeoMayhem

Hey Dazzla, what did you delete?

Yours is 100mb smaller then mine :o

Thanks ;)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Dazzla
Hey Dazzla, what did you delete?

Yours is 100mb smaller then mine :o

Thanks ;)

dllcache, help, all bitmaps and wallpapers, cursors, media folder, driver cache, umm utms folder in system 32 (migration wizard program I think) and there were 2 more folders, can't think what they were.

Link to post
Share on other sites
NeoMayhem
Hey Dazzla, what did you delete?

Yours is 100mb smaller then mine  :o

Thanks ;)

dllcache, help, all bitmaps and wallpapers, cursors, media folder, driver cache, umm utms folder in system 32 (migration wizard program I think) and there were 2 more folders, can't think what they were.

I have left my driver cache folder in place, because I need to add new hardware somtimes, so that would save me almost 80mb :p

Link to post
Share on other sites
tengcm

Size: 1.45 GB (1,561,465,210 bytes)

Size on disk: 1.40 GB (1,511,289,765 bytes)

Contains: 9910 Files

Link to post
Share on other sites
ring0

sweetness - i think i'm the new record holder, again :D

i even did a format/reinstall last night, too.

Link to post
Share on other sites
NeoMayhem

Cant wait for sombody to get to less then 400mb :p

Link to post
Share on other sites
bid1

You'd have to get down the weeds and start looking at individual files within the system32 folder.

I think we should really start a thread for Files and Folder NOT to delete in XP . This will help us get rid of the ones we dont need. For my part, whatever you do, DO NOT MESS with MUI folder under system32 and oembios.bin file under System32 as well.

Link to post
Share on other sites
ring0
You'd have to get down the weeds and start looking at individual files within the system32 folder.

yep, which is where things start getting tricky.

there's a book out there (i believe) that explains what every windows .exe does, but i have zero cash. "windows xp in a nutshell", or something along those lines, for anyone who wants to try to find it and share the wealth :D

Link to post
Share on other sites
helmers

Couldn't one (cheat) and just create a partition+mount it in like C:\windows\media, or the help files

or anything not used at boot-time? I mean what's the point of this?

Link to post
Share on other sites
ThunderThor

Well NeoMayhem said it best.. Cant wait for sombody to get to less then 400mb

i think i win the race for the smallest winnt folder.

this isnt photoshoped....

i have windows nt4 running on a 75mhz laptop, w/ a 800mb hard drive, w/ 40mb of ram... oh yeah, :huh:

Link to post
Share on other sites
freeza

size: 663 mb

size on disk: 455 mb

contains: 6,761 files.

Link to post
Share on other sites
NeoMayhem
You'd have to get down the weeds and start looking at individual files within the system32 folder.

yep, which is where things start getting tricky.

there's a book out there (i believe) that explains what every windows .exe does, but i have zero cash. "windows xp in a nutshell", or something along those lines, for anyone who wants to try to find it and share the wealth :D

Yeah, I may have to go look at that book :p

I was thinking of finding a program that told you when the last time a file was accessed (if you let windows do it, finding out when it was accessed, accesses it, so it is point less :( ) then you could just delete every file that hadnt been accessed after the last reboot :p

I am sure there is a ton of files that can be deleted, but finding them is hard :(

Link to post
Share on other sites
iron2000

============================

= WINDOWS folder =

= =

= Size: 1.69GB =

= Size on disk: 1.29GB =

= Contains: 13,622 files , 586 folders =

============================

Cleaned out the help, dllcache, registerpackages, reinstallbackups, usmt folders and maybe more.

Still occupying a lot of space though.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
NeoMayhem

I thought this thread was lost, but it is still here :p

Link to post
Share on other sites
John

lol, me too mayhem

Link to post
Share on other sites
Icarus ^i^

Mine is 2.19Gb... scarey :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Aeikus

872 MB

I never knew the size of the folder varied so much for different ppl :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Huy

Type: File Folder

Location: C:\

Size: 1.34 GB (1,442,452,781 bytes)

Size on disk: 1.23 GB (1,327,822,346 bytes)

Contains: 9,546 Files, 506 Folders

Created: Thursday, 6 March, 20035:09:03 AM

Recently formatted

Clean installed Windows XP last week

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.