How to Reduce Size of WinSxS Folder to Get More Space

You might have noticed that you cannot remove WinSxS folder. Fortunately, users can clear its content for increasing storage on Windows 10. This folder plays a very significant role. For instance, it comprises the matter of updating the present installation. To know about the method of removing such items, you need to go through this blog carefully.

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Note: This blog is applicable for Windows 10 users.

The method of decreasing size of WinSxS folder with the help of Command Prompt

Do you wish cleaning the WinSxS folder by Command Prompt? It can be done by using the DISM tool. For it, first of all, users need to required checking the size. Secondly, you require running the order for removing the unnecessary items.

Looking at the WinSxS folder size

For knowing the size of the above-stated folder, see the below-stated procedure properly.

  1. Firstly, view Start.
  2. Then, look for Command Prompt.
  3. After that, you need to do a right-click on the result given at the top.s
  4. Next, choose the Run as administrator tab.
  5. Then, write the given order for knowing the size of the WinSxS folder.

dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore

  • After that, tap on Enter key.
  • Then, give confirmation for the reported size of the items kept for viewing the amount of area the above-stated folder is consuming.
  • Lastly, see the ‘Component Store Cleanup Recommended’ data for deciding whether cleaning is required or not.

Clearing WinSxS folder

For decreasing the size of the WinSxS folder by the help of Command Prompt, have a look at the below-mentioned instructions.

  1. Firstly, tap on Start.
  2. Then, look for Command Prompt option.
  3. After that, you need to do a right-click at the result given at the top.
  4. Next, choose the Run as administrator.
  5. Then, write the given order for knowing the size of the WinSxS folder.
  6. dism /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

Decreasing size of WinSxS folder with Storage Sense

  1. Firstly, view Settings.
  2. Then, press on System.
  3. After that, press on the Storage option.
  4. Next, tap on the Temporary files option. It shall be located under the ‘Local Disk’ part.
  5. Then, remove the default chosen.
  6. After that, see the Windows Update Cleanup tab.
  7. Lastly, press the Remove files.

Decreasing size of WinSxS folder with Disk Cleanup

  1. Firstly, view File Explorer.
  2. Then, press on ‘This PC.’
  3. Next, do a right-click on the Local Disk drive. It shall be situated under the ‘Devices and drives’ part.
  4. After that, choose Properties.
  5. Next, tap on the General option.
  6. After that, press on the Disk Cleanup.
  7. Then, tap on the Cleanup system files option.
  8. Next, remove the default chosen.
  9. After that, see the Windows Update Cleanup tab.
  10. Lastly, tap on the OK option.

 

Dave Hogan is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

 

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