Clearly clean up Windows component storage SXS

Windows component storage SXS

In the past, a program library ".dll" was only allowed once. If we had installed an application that wanted to copy / replace an existing .dll with the same name, it could happen that the previously installed application did not work anymore. This is because a program library is part of a program and contains some procedures / system functionalities that do not have to be compatible with another application. It crashed the application.

Today there is the Windows component memory.

The Windows component memory C: \ Windows \ WinSxS is a place where system files of the same name can be stored, but differ in the versioning. By means of a hard link is referenced to the appropriate folder.

A cleaning of the folder should always be considered carefully, it can also lead to damage.

dism.exe / Online / Cleanup Image / AnalyzeComponentStore
dism.exe / Online / Cleanup Image / StartComponentCleanup / ResetBase

windows-component storage-sxs

If the Windows component memory is ever damaged, a repair will help in most cases.

Step 1 - System File Check
sfc / scannow
Step 2 - integrity check of the component memory
Dism / Online / Cleanup Image / ScanHealth
Step 3 - repair check
Dism / Online / Cleanup Image / CheckHealth
Step 4 - repair packages if step 3 succeeds
Dism / Online / Cleanup Image / RestoreHealth / Source: X: \ Windows8DVD / LimitAccess

The log file can be found at C: \ Windows \ Logs \ CBS \ CBS.log