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

Question asked by ssawgift on Mar 7, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 8, 2017 by 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.

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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.

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