Windows uses different tools and applications. Windows provides recovery mechanisms to easily stand up the system again in a crash. Also while updating windows operating system there will a lot of backup and recovery files created and saved. All of these data is saved into folder named
WinSxS in the system root folder
Generally the contents of this folder is assumed unnesecary and can be deleted safely. There are different ways to delete all these files in a safe way. Actually just deleting with
rm command will work but there is a possibility for future problems. We will clear
WinSxS folder by staying safe part.
Using Disk Cleaner GUI
The more user friendly and easy way is using Disk Cleaner which is a GUI tool to clean unnecessary data and temp file from Windows operating system. Just put following command to the windows run .
Following window will appear. We will select
Setup Log Files ,
System error memory dump files and
Temproray Files and click
This will start a disk clean up process and remove all selected unused files and folder. Also a form like below will be shows to provides process status.
Dism is a tool for deployment image servicing and management. As its management deployment it can clear deployment and recovery related temporary and unused files like below. In order to use
Dism we will open a command line or MS-DOS with
cmd . This command line should have Administrator privileges because
dism requires these privileges.
> Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup