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Trying to free up disk space


antares

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#1
Hi all, I will be cloning my main OS to a smaller size SSD so I'm forced to free up space.
1) I see a folder called "System Volume Information" , size 105GB, with a bunch of files dating back to Septembrer 2015. Are all these files necessary?
2) I see a "hiberfil.sys" in the root C, size 25.5GB, but I never use hibernation (I think I have it disabled). Can I shrink this file size somehow?
3) I see inside the C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports a Winsock*.dmp file size 3.46GB, is it necessary?
Any other tips? Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    self made
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Z170-A
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    Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
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    Intel HD Graphics 530
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    LG 23EA53 23" LED IPS
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    PSU
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    Corsair Obsidian 650DW-1 Midtower
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    Noctua NH-D14
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Ztruker

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#2
System Volume Information holds your system restore points for one. Some info here: How to gain access to the System Volume Information folder

If hiberfile.sys is still there then hibernate is not truly disabled. Enter powercfg h off from a Elevated Command prompt. That should get rid of hiberfile.sys.

I don't believe anything in C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports is needed. Mine has the following:`

Code:
>dir C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\* /s
 Volume in drive C is Lenovo_C
 Volume Serial Number is E065-4E60

 Directory of C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports

11/18/2015  01:45 PM    <DIR>          .
11/18/2015  01:45 PM    <DIR>          ..
12/15/2015  10:29 PM    <DIR>          USBHUB3
02/04/2014  05:59 PM    <DIR>          USBXHCI
02/08/2015  01:14 PM    <DIR>          WATCHDOG
07/25/2014  01:19 PM    <DIR>          WinsockAFD
               0 File(s)              0 bytes

 Directory of C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\USBHUB3

12/15/2015  10:29 PM    <DIR>          .
12/15/2015  10:29 PM    <DIR>          ..
11/18/2015  01:45 PM           262,144 USBHUB3-20151118-1345.dmp
11/19/2015  07:40 AM           262,144 USBHUB3-20151119-0740.dmp
11/25/2015  11:35 AM           262,144 USBHUB3-20151125-1135.dmp
12/12/2015  10:54 AM           262,144 USBHUB3-20151212-1054.dmp
12/14/2015  10:27 PM           262,144 USBHUB3-20151214-2227.dmp
12/15/2015  08:28 PM           262,144 USBHUB3-20151215-2028.dmp
12/15/2015  10:29 PM           262,144 USBHUB3-20151215-2229.dmp
               7 File(s)      1,835,008 bytes

 Directory of C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\USBXHCI

02/04/2014  05:59 PM    <DIR>          .
02/04/2014  05:59 PM    <DIR>          ..
02/04/2014  05:59 PM           262,144 USBXHCI-20140204-1759.dmp
               1 File(s)        262,144 bytes

 Directory of C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\WATCHDOG

02/08/2015  01:14 PM    <DIR>          .
02/08/2015  01:14 PM    <DIR>          ..
02/08/2015  01:14 PM           784,571 WD-20150208-1314.dmp
               1 File(s)        784,571 bytes

 Directory of C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\WinsockAFD

07/25/2014  01:19 PM    <DIR>          .
07/25/2014  01:19 PM    <DIR>          ..
07/25/2014  01:19 PM           282,704 WinsockAFD-20140725-1419.dmp
               1 File(s)        282,704 bytes
All are dumps from one time or another.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
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    Wired USB
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    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
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    SeaMonkey
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antares

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#3
Thanks Ztrucker,
-applied your suggested command and the hiberfile.sys is gone, 25GB gained :), it seems hybernation was not disabled.
-I checked the dumps folder, only one dmp file dated april 2015, seems safe to delete, haven't done so yet.
- Most amazing of all, I turned off system protection and gained a whopping 106GB!!! :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    self made
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Z170-A
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 530
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23EA53 23" LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 32bit
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 256GB 830 Series SSD main+HGST 4TB 7200RPM as 2nd internal
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850W TPG-850M
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 650DW-1 Midtower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Antivirus
    NIS2014

Ztruker

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#4
Now you can no longer use System Restore. Not a problem if you do regular image backups. If not it could be a problem when (not if) you have a future problem :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

antares

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#5
Yes, I seldom use System Restore as I do complete image backups monthly. On top of that, I allocated 105GB disk space for system restore, crazy. I only turn on system restore temporarily whenever I install new software, once I verify the system is stable without issues I disable it. For some reason I left System Restore and Hybernation on for a long time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    self made
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Z170-A
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 530
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23EA53 23" LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 32bit
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 256GB 830 Series SSD main+HGST 4TB 7200RPM as 2nd internal
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850W TPG-850M
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 650DW-1 Midtower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Antivirus
    NIS2014