Windows folder triple in size

rize1159's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2008
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Dear members,
My windows folder has developed a huge in size currently showing 3.16 GB in size while normaly windows folder is 1 GB in size. zi am using windows XP SP 2. thanks in advance
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Just try to run the disk cleanup wizard and see if it helps
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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it may be due to some viruses. download the Tuneup utilities and run Disk doctor(use thorough analysis). Ur problem will get cleared.
rize1159's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2008
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I tried the given solutions but failed. but I haved dleted every folder with $ sign as told by my friend this resulted in size reduction to 2.56 GB and no harm to windows performance. now I have seen little deeper. there are 1350 DLL and 350 EXE files in system 32 folder. Anti virus is showing them ok. there is folder in windows named software distribution with size 580 MB. plz guide further
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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Its better not to touch C:\ drive , since it has the system files. U can view the file distributions by the same tuneup utils. run disk space explorer and find out which file is occupying more space.

Last edited by neo_vi; 28Oct2008 at 15:03..
rize1159's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by neo_vi
Its better not to touch C:\ drive , since it has the system files. U can view the file distributions by the same tuneup utils. run disk space explorer and find out which file is occupying more space.
Dears
I have over the problem thanks for help
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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welcome!