Size of Windows XP System32 folder is 11.7GB?

September 17, 2010 at 06:00:22
Specs: Windows XP, 1 GB
I got problem, my system 32 folder is 11,7 GB while others have 1 GB or less than 1 GB... that is surely slowing my PC a lot and i need help.. any instructions? p.s. i did virus scan with anti-virus i also use Advanced SystemCare newest version PRO(not free) and nothing find what is the problem.. someone who could help me..?

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#1
September 17, 2010 at 06:14:51
some kind of virus or file size miscalculation.mabye the virus dumping raw date into the files find the folder or file which is very and send me its name then i will be able to help
might be a flooder

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#2
September 18, 2010 at 00:44:51
Hello, the thing is when i press right click, properties on system 32 it says 11,7 GB, and later when i go into system 32 and press ctrl+a to select all, and see the size it is only 840 MB.. here are screens http://img818.imageshack.us/i/dammm... and http://img210.imageshack.us/i/syste... ..

also i set to show hidden folders so there are no hidden folders..


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#3
September 18, 2010 at 05:07:49
a lot of people seems to have this error

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#4
September 18, 2010 at 05:12:21
open command prompt and type chkdsk C: to check for errors in the drive and what kind of a partition is it is it ntfs fat32 or fat16
and click advanced in system32 properties and check if compress contents to save disk space is ticked if yes thats the problem windows show the uncompressed size or it might be corrupt file attributes

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#5
September 18, 2010 at 05:19:03
Learn to Relax!

Take another close look at the two images you provided - especially to the right of the file location. The first image is for the entire Windows directory that is typically very large. The second image (840 MB) is the ACTUAL folder size of System32

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#6
September 18, 2010 at 05:27:10
xp user and why is it called system 32 properties

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#7
September 18, 2010 at 05:29:16
did you untick hide protected opreating system files(recomended) in show hidden folders

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#8
September 18, 2010 at 05:33:24
xp user and why is it called system 32 properties

That's a very good question. Only the folks that wrote the codes knows.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#9
September 18, 2010 at 05:38:59
its properties of system32 which is in C:\WINDOWS

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#10
September 18, 2010 at 05:59:31
From the root of my drive C, the size of Windows folder (Windows Properties) is 9.70GB. From within Windows folder, the size of System32 folder (system32 properties) is 2.18GB. Don't forget this machine is six years old & still running the original XP installation, as well as quite a lot of things. Does this clarify the confusion?

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#11
September 18, 2010 at 07:54:36
XpUser it is properties of system 32 and it shows how big is it, it is 11,7 GB, only the system 32.. and whole windows is other files plus 11,7 gb from system32.. and yes i puted to show hidden files so there are no hidden files.. this is really strange o.O

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#12
September 18, 2010 at 08:22:10
its because the file attributes are curropt

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#13
September 18, 2010 at 08:27:31
and how can i fix it..? if there is no way i quess i will have to reinstall windows.. :|

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