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Windows 8 Config Files Taking up 24GB

  1. #11


    Under config, you have a folder or file (file I think) that indicates 24.462 GB. Is there a name associated with it that is not showing in what you posted?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by harddrive View Post
    I had already run this.

    My total windows install is taking up 45GB. Nothing I have tried seems to work.

    This leads me to another question. I downloaded the Windows 8 upgrade. How would I go about doing a clean install?

    I am assuming no one knows why my install is taking up so much space so I need to reinstall.

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    the image is showing meg 's not gig's
    24,720.3 mb = 24 gb

    Yes, it is indeed strange. My config folder is only 331 MB or 0.3 GB

    Try: Win+X ->Run->cleanmgr then click on Clean up system files

    Also download Temporary File Cleaner: http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe


    1. run TFC.exe as Administrator
    2. Click the Start button to begin the process. The program should not take long to finish.
    3. Once finished it should reboot your PC, if not, do this yourself to ensure a complete clean.


    Please report back the result

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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    The 24GB is composed of 68,743 files.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Under config, you have a folder or file (file I think) that indicates 24.462 GB. Is there a name associated with it that is not showing in what you posted?
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  4. #14


    Can you list the first 10 or 20 (screen shot)? Any clue in the names as to what they are?
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  5. #15


    Did you ever delete the Windows.old folder after upgrading? Not technically withstanding, I can see how that could somehow be "tied" to the configuration and it certainly must contain a few GBs of files and directories.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

    In any event, I would recommend just doing the clean install by following Brink's excellent tutorial here:

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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  6. #16


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    It would be easier just to do a clean install, however It would be interesting to find out where the problem is. Under config folder, there is a folder called TxR and all the files in it are hidden. Can you open the folder Options and set it to "show Hidden files, Folders, or Drives" and also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" then open TxR folder, I have a hunch that you have tons of files in there. You might have some hidden drivers that continoustly create these files, one way to find out is to download the Process Explorer and monitor what cause it to constanly create these files.

    Please report back what you found in this folder then we'll have something to go on. Thanks

    Since I already made a backup image of my C drive. I went ahead and delete all the files under TxR folder, most of the files were deleted except some are locked because they are being used by Windows. Below is the screen shot and compare to the previous one where I had 238 Files, now it's down to 37 Files

    Click image for larger version

    FYI, In TxR folders, files with the extensions .regtrans-ms and prefixed with names of registry nodes. RegTrans files are registry transaction files to provide rollback in case you do a system restore so if you delete these files you’ll lose any rollbacking.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 21 Feb 2013 at 06:47.
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  7. #17


    It would be easier just to do a clean install, however It would be interesting to find out where the problem is. Under config folder, there is a folder called TxR and all the files in it are hidden. Can you open the folder Options and set it to "show HiddIen files, Folders, or Drives" and also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" then open TxR folder, I have a hunch that you have tons of files in there. You might have some hidden drivers that continoustly create these files, one way to find out is to download the Process Explorer and monitor what cause it to constanly create these files.
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    I recall reading about this here not too long ago.

    There were huge volumes of files stashed. The appropriate procedures were used and the files were cleaned out successfully.

    I would have to take leave of the impression that no one knows what is wrong.

    I think the solution is very close at hand soon.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    does windows explorer show the same large files
    maybe you tree file pro is giving wrong info, ,is it the demo or did you buy the program
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  9. #19


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Does "Disk Management" confirm the used size of the drive?
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  10. #20


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Before you decide to do a fresh install. Back up your important data and please try this:
    1. from folder Options, set it to show hidden files & protected hidden system files
    2. go to config folder and view with details and sort them by Types
    3. Delete all files with extension .regtrans-ms and extension .blf under Config folder and TxR folder (I've already explained what they are on previous post)
      This should free up about ~ 23GB which bring your C:\Windows folder size down.
    4. Download CCleaner to clean up your registry
    5. Reboot your PC and you'll see Windows will re-create a new set of regtrans-ms & .blf files.


    Take a look at the screen shot below. I deleted those last night and now I have a total of 33 files under config folder compared to what you have ~ 68,000 files and Windows 8 still run without any glitches.

    EDIT: here's more info on .regtrans-ms
    Regtrans-ms files filling entire hard drive - Microsoft Community

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by topgundcp; 21 Feb 2013 at 14:33.
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