Running out of space- windows folder too big!!

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shaz_smach

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Good morning!
I have a problem that give me headache. my hardisk is running out of space. it's capacity is about 19 GB and i think that enough for my Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 PC. While recking my brain toward the problem, i notice that the Windows foler in C: is too big, about 6.4 GB.! It's that reasonable, it's it? Uninstalling some programs is not my choice as i need all the program for my work. It's something can I do? of course i have done disk cleanup.
 
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my windows folder is 2.55gb

xp pro sp2

open the folder and see what is in there ?
 

JohnWill

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I'm guessing that maybe your TEMP or SPOOL folders have a lot of junk in them.
 

awalker0878

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do a quick cleanup.

start/my computer/local disk c:/right click/properties/disk clean up/ok
 

cky

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woa my temp fold is not in windows folder what does that mean?
 

awalker0878

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after win98 temp is stored "%userprofile%\locals~1\temp" because restricted user cannot write to the windows directory and therefore applications would have a problem storing temp files
 

awalker0878

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c:\windows\temp del files in there if any. KB9xxxxx are archived files for updates that can be removed you *could* delete those. Also check your log files such as pfirewall.log and see how big that is they can get quite big over time.
 
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Did u rule out the system restore aspect being responsible? Norton protected taking up space?
 

shaz_smach

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no one among the files in temp named KB9**** but instead most of them are NP2****. can i dellete them?
 

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sorry correction updates are stored in $NtUninstallKBxxxxx and like johnWill said check the spool directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool
 

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Since the Windows folder should only take a couple of gigabytes in a typical installation, you need to identify which folder is consuming the space and narrow it down. Just check properties of each folder in Windows until you find a really big one. Then enter the folder and repeat the process for any sub-folders. You might also try something like SpaceMonger to automate the process of looking for the big folder.
 
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