7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2017 1:27 AM by ssawgift

    OMG, AMD driver files takes up more than 12GB disk space!!!

    ssawgift

      Yesterday I suddenly found that my system drive is running low on disk space with only 10GB free. I was very surprised and examined folders in C:\Windows and found that files in C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository takes up nearly 17GB. That's not normal. After more examination, I found the culprit:

       

      C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository>dir c03*

      2016/08/03  12:02    <DIR>          c0303160.inf_amd64_b6f2606f507765bd

      2016/08/03  12:02    <DIR>          c0304296.inf_amd64_807411651905956d

      2016/08/03  12:02    <DIR>          c0305076.inf_amd64_7ad14902edbf29fc

      2016/09/24  11:23    <DIR>          c0307101.inf_amd64_4e33c7b9edea4480

      2016/10/06  17:16    <DIR>          c0307329.inf_amd64_55b6bd3e40065979

      2016/10/24  02:13    <DIR>          c0308000.inf_amd64_ec35706f0b87e751

      2016/10/29  17:56    <DIR>          c0308178.inf_amd64_7bd007391790106e

      2016/11/05  03:28    <DIR>          c0308481.inf_amd64_455f80db536b01a9

      2016/11/06  02:11    <DIR>          c0308528.inf_amd64_a2b44dc88890e31a

      2016/11/10  17:38    <DIR>          c0308653.inf_amd64_3dbf29f4a4290d9d

      2016/11/18  03:11    <DIR>          c0308829.inf_amd64_710d0aa1ca0ea9e0

      2016/11/29  13:38    <DIR>          c0309114.inf_amd64_9133a0f6cb9c56bb

      2016/12/09  10:30    <DIR>          c0309270.inf_amd64_47c09dd18e1ee4c5

      2016/12/21  17:10    <DIR>          c0309792.inf_amd64_16fba8c07200efae

      2017/02/01  00:51    <DIR>          c0310011.inf_amd64_7c21aa033b961c28

      2017/01/31  23:49    <DIR>          c0310791.inf_amd64_1a41492ddaa53f63

      2017/02/24  02:47    <DIR>          c0311199.inf_amd64_71ef621a77f87d8c

      2017/03/07  14:20    <DIR>          c0311795.inf_amd64_24774320b803c7ec

       

      These folders takes up around 12.5GB space! amd.PNG

      After examining the subdirectories and files, I found out these files were installed by AMD GPU drivers.

      amd2.PNG

      It seems the driver installation program did not remove old packages when installing new versions of drivers. From the dates of folders, these files have been accumulated since 8/3/2016.

       

      Now I want to remove these junk old files, but Windows Explore does not let me delete them easily. Any ideas on this?

       

      BTW, I'm very disappointed at this finding out.