Window Installer Folder 35 Gig. How To Reduce Properly

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  • Kobe 310
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    #167722

    I’m using Server 2008R2, The c: has a total of 225 GB, which 222 is in use. Using (Folder Size Download), it shows that the Windows/Installer folder is using 35 G. Searching through the web, i’m getting different responses, so i’m not sure which one i should go with. I know that you are not to delete the folders or files manually.

    Does anybody have any suggestions on how to reduce the size properly?

    Thanks


    Ossian
    Moderator
    #192128

    IIRC you should not just nuke it, but there are some utilities which remove some of the unneeded files:
    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/safely-delete-unused-msi-and-mst-files-from-windows-installer-folder/

    ALso, with a bit of work with :google:, you may be able to move it, with content, to another drive


    wullieb1
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    #245827

    Install the required feature, name escapes me at this time, and run Disk Cleanup.


    Ossian
    Moderator
    #192129

    Desktop Experience (or similar)


    biggles77
    Spectator
    #214490

    Run cleanmgr.exe as Administrator and then do the Disk Cleanup as per Wullie’s suggestion. Make sure you scroll down the options and tick the ones you want removed from the partition.


    wullieb1
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    #245828
    Ossian;n518299 wrote:
    Desktop Experience (or similar)

    Yeah thats the one.

    You could also follow this which will get you disk cleanup without installing the Desktop Experience.

    ​​​​​​​http://lifeofageekadmin.com/enable-disk-cleanup-windows-2008-r2-without-desktop-experience/


    Kobe 310
    Member
    #363149

    ok, will give them a try. Thanks!!!

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