Microsoft has released Microsoft Office 2016 a few days ago. It uses App-V/Click To Run technology. After installing it, many users faced the issue that free disk space is reduced by a huge amount. If you are affected by the same problem and would like get the disk space back, follow the instructions in this article. We will see how to free up disk space after installing Office 2016 Click To Run (CTR).
- In File Explorer, open the following folder:
- There, keep all files which were accessed or created recently (for the last few months at least). Keep the UserData folder, MachineData folder and the DeploymentConfig files. Delete the rest of files which are very old and have probably been superseded by newer updates.
This should help you free up around several GBs of disk space. We were able to run Office 2016 apps after doing this cleanup, that is why we can recommend this as safe. Note that you should use your own discretion while cleaning up this folder. Make a backup if required of the files you delete or simply move them and see if Office 2016 runs correctly. If it does not then restore them. However, by deleting old files which have been superseded by newer updates, we were able to free up a significant amount of disk space.
That's it. In the comments, tell us how much disk space you reclaimed by using this tip or if you faced any side effects from deleting these files.