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> How to Release the Space of C Drive by Compressing the WinSxS Folder
When we use computers, it creates numbers of data. Over time, more and more data is stored to shrink the disk. If you’ve ever searched big files on the C drive, you might have noticed a folder named WinSxS
which takes up approximately 6GB – 10GB of space. In this present tutorial, we offer a way to compress the WinSxS folder manually and thus release C drive free space.
How to compress WinSxS folder?
Step 1. Open the Properties window of WinSxS
Please press Win+e
to open File Explorer
, then navigate to C:Windows
. Find and right-click on WinSxS
, and select Properties
Step 2. Click Advanced button
You can view the size of the WinSxS folder before compressing. (The size will normally decrease 1GB-2GB when you done compressing.) In General
tab, please click Advanced…
Step 3. Select Compress contents to save disk space
In the Advanced window, please select Compress contents to save disk space
, click OK
Step 4. Start to compress
After clicking the button Apply
at the bottom of the Properties window, a new window comes out, called Confirm Attribute changes
and there are 2 options:
• Apply changes to this folder only.
• Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files.
Please select the one you want, and click OK
to save the settings. Then click OK
to start compressing.
The space of the C drive is precious, remember to clean it up often to make your computer at peak performance.