How do I manually clean WinSxS?

How do I manually clean WinSxS?

The most user-friendly way to clean WinSxS is Windows 10’s built-in Task Scheduler app.

  1. Open Task Scheduler. Press “Windows + R” to open the ‘Run’ dialog, type “taskschd.
  2. Navigate to the Windows Servicing folder and run WinSxS folder cleanup.
  3. Wait for the Windows Component Clean tool to run.

What is WinSXS used for?

Windows uses a system folder called WinSxS to store files that are needed for your Windows installation, as well as backups or updates to those files. It’s a space hog, however, taking up several gigabytes of space and growing with each Windows Update you perform.

How do I shrink WinSxS in Windows 10?

How to reduce size of WinSxS folder using Storage sense

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on Storage.
  4. Under the “Local Disk” section, click the Temporary files item.
  5. Clear the default selection.
  6. Check the Windows Update Cleanup option.
  7. Click the Remove files option.

What can I delete in WinSxS Windows 7?

You can’t just delete everything in the WinSxS folder, because some of those files are needed for Windows to run and update reliably. However, with Windows 7 and above you can use the built-in Disk Cleanup tool to delete older versions of Windows updates you no longer need.

Is it possible to clean up WinSxS on Windows Server 2008 R2?

Sep 20 2018 02:01 AM It’s finally here! After pages and pages of comments from you requesting the ability to clean up the WinSxS directory and component store on Windows Server 2008 R2, an update is available.

How to clean up Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 using Disk Cleanup?

You may use Disk cleanup to remove winsxs folder or temp files or Windows update files on Server 2008/2012/2016, or you may also use the following cmd to clean winsxs folder. Note that after cleaning the WinSxS using the Disk Cleanup, you will not be able to turn back to an older server version.

How to remove WinSxS files on Windows 10?

#5, Run the Disk Cleanup and re-scan the drive by selecting “Select System Files” After the rescan, you will see the two options Windows Update Cleanup and Serve Pack Backup Files. Clean these files and the Disk Cleanup will safely remove the WinSxS files from the computer

How big is the WinSxS folder in Windows 10?

While checking the Winsxs folder, it consumes around 12 GB of size as shown in the below image: While using the disk cleanup it showing around 4.71 GB of Windows update cleanup data. After rebooting the server the winsxs folder consumed space reduced to 7.32 GB from 12 GB.