Windows Server 2008 R2 WinSXS folder too big? Want to delete it? Here’s how.

Is that Disk Cleanup button missing on your drive properties?
Do you have a huge Windows\Winsxs folder or are struggling for space?

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Well, if Disk Cleanup is missing from your system, or doesn’t look like the picture above, you can download a hotfix from Microsoft given a few simple preconditions.

The WinSxS folder can contain many old Windows Update files that are no longer needed. Disk Cleanup can help you safely remove those, and a lot more!

 

Note – this may not entirely delete the WinSXS folder, but it does kill anything it can, safely.

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