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My C drive keeps filling up.


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#1 mytrom

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:00 PM

Hi,
I have a limited amount of space on my 40 G C drive. I have used disc cleanup and have moved all my files to an external drive. Yet, everyday my disc space drops even though I am not downloading anything. I have run Malewarebytes Anti-Maleware and my computer is clean. I also used Advanced System Care disc cleanup to remove unnecessary files.
What else can I do to find out what is taking up all my disc space?
My OS is Windows XP Home Edition. Service Pack 3.

Many thanks
Mytrom

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:34 PM

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 12:55 PM

I have found 22.61 GB of hidden files in the Windows "installer folder". The majority of files are "Windows Installer Patch", and are 114 MB in size. Some are "Windows Installer Package" but they are much smaller in size. Some of these files were created back in 2004 and 2005 before I bought this laptop.

How can I find out which files should be removed, and then how can I safely remove them?

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 01:13 PM

Worth a look, http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en...c-6a51e44a5aa4/.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:34 PM

Also have a quick look at the size of your Restore Points settings mytrom .

The link from hamluis does look well worth a look !

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