Windows 10: Dism not cleaning up WinSxS

Discus and support Dism not cleaning up WinSxS in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hello My WinSxS folder is currently ~6GB big, so I tried using "Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup" (and variants) to clean it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by JulianBarathieu, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Dism not cleaning up WinSxS


    Hello


    My WinSxS folder is currently ~6GB big, so I tried using "Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup" (and variants) to clean it up. The "problem" is that Dism doesn't actually clean up WinSxS, but says it did: when I start the command (in admin mode on cmd), the following happens:

    Outil Gestion et maintenance des images de déploiement
    Version : 10.0.10586.0

    Version de l’image : 10.0.10586.0

    [=========== 20.0% ]
    L’opération a réussi.


    (It is in french, sorry.) The last line says that the operation has succeeded, tho it hasn't reached 100%, and WinSxS is only a few (dozens) MB smaller, but still above 6GB. I've restarted Windows and tried again, but with the exact same result.


    I am using a Surface Pro with Windows 10 Professional. Below is what show up on "Settings > About".

    I don't think it is up to date (which may be the cause for my problem), but I can't update it.

    Tell me if you need any more info on my pc.


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    :)
     
    JulianBarathieu, Oct 11, 2018
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    St. Giles, Oct 11, 2018
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  4. Dism not cleaning up WinSxS

    WinSxS file too large on Windows 10 device

    Hi, I have a Windows 10 tablet (Dell Venue 11 Pro) and the WinSxS folder is occupying a significant portion of the disk space. I visited

    this page
    and tried to:

    • Run Disk Cleanup, which did nothing
    • Run the Task Scheduler, which reduced the size by a couple of gigabytes but the file is still way too large (exceeding 10GB)
    I did not try the DISM solution as I find the command prompt difficult to use on the tablet and don't have an external keyboard.

    The WinSxS file seems to be primarily occupied by amd64 files.

    Is there any other way for me to reduce the size of this folder? Is there no specific Windows update that I missed, or third party tool, that deals with this issue? Or is the DISM approach that I skipped stronger than the other two and the only solution?

    I'd really rather not do a clean install of Windows but at this point I'm tempted to start deleting large chunks of the folder and reformatting if I break something...

    Thanks in advance
     
    Android1577, Oct 11, 2018
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