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Computer telling me my C drive is full


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#1 Wolfdude87

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 05:55 PM

According to my HP Pavillion Dv4 Entertainment PC my C drive is full. All 284GB. And it just keeps getting fuller every couple hours. But I feel like it's impossible for this to be true. At least from anything I'm putting on it. How can I find out what's doing this?

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 08:10 PM

Well you could be visiting web sites that creating cached files, depends on what web sites you visit regularly.

Do you play either on-line games or installed games? Ones that start you off where you were in the game last save a file to your hard drive.

It is not easy to pin-point exactly what program has the most disk space used, that I am aware of, but you can use two disk utilities that are usually used to defrag hard drives.

Using either Defraggler or Auslogics Disk Defrag, you can click on the blocks to see what files each block contains to get a basic idea what consumes most of your hard drive.

Heres the links to both programs which are freeware.

Defraggler. (note this is the download link) http://www.piriform.com/defraggler/download/standard

Auslogics Disk defrag. http://download.cnet.com/Auslogics-Disk-De...&tag=button

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:14 PM

You could use CCleaner. It's a freeware program that cleans all temporary crap files off your HDD. It could free up 10GB or so.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:51 PM

You could use CCleaner. It's a freeware program that cleans all temporary crap files off your HDD. It could free up 10GB or so.


This program can be used, however I must caution you, be very careful with this program, because if it is mis-used, you can cause your system to become un-stable or non-bootable.

Reason is, it can clean/delete files critical for system performance or stability, or cause programs to no longer work correctly.

So use this program with extreme caution and make sure you do system backups, including registry backups and system restore. :thumbsup:
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:15 AM

I wouldn't use the registry part of Ccleaner.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 03:04 PM

System restore points can also take up considerable space
Clear them every once i a while
How to clear system restore points
In the beginning there was the command line.




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