Windows 10: WinSxs folder and outdated hardware

Discus and support WinSxs folder and outdated hardware in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; WinSxs folder contains two of each .inf files for floppy disk and tape drive which are outdated, is it possible to delete the files? 155313 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rdwray, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. rdwray Win User

    WinSxs folder and outdated hardware


    WinSxs folder contains two of each .inf files for floppy disk and tape drive which are outdated, is it possible to delete the files?

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    rdwray, Apr 29, 2020
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  2. rdwray Win User

    WinSxs folder and outdated hardware

    WinSxs folder contains two of each .inf files for floppy disk and tape drive which are outdated, is it possible to delete the files?
     
    rdwray, May 23, 2020
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  3. Bree Win User
    WinSxs folder and outdated hardware

    You should never ever manually delete anything in WinSxS or you risk breaking the system. The only safe way to clean up WinSxS is with the tools MS provide.

    Clean Up Component Store (WinSxS folder) in Windows 10
     
  4. DaveM121 Win User

    WinSxs folder and outdated hardware

    Reduce the size of the WinSxS folder

    Hi Adrian,

    Open File Explorer

    Click on your hard drive

    On the Manage Tab, click Cleanup

    Let Disk Cleanup do its initial scan

    Select Everything in the list and choose Delete

    Start Disk Cleanup again

    Let Disk Cleanup do its initial scan

    This time in the resulting dialog, click 'Cleanup System Files'

    Let Disk Cleanup run another scan

    Select Everything in the list and choose Delete

    Then for more options for reducing the size of that WinSxS folder, please see this Microsoft Article:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardwa...
     
    DaveM121, May 23, 2020
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