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#1 kamleshbisht

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:44 PM

I have Windows XP Home premium installed in my laptop.
From last few months the C drive free space always remains low.
I removed un-necessary programs and also regularly use disk clean up.
But again after few days the free disk space again becomes low.
Even tried different antivirus to check for any anti-virus but did not find any.
Need help.....

Edited by hamluis, 15 December 2011 - 07:34 AM.
Moved from XP to Vista.


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:08 PM

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Can you tell us the capacity of the drive and how much is used?

Try clearing out all system restore points except for the last one.
Restore points can use a lot of space
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310405
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#4 kamleshbisht

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:29 PM

C drive disk space is 50GB
When i select all the files in C drive and check their properties it shows only 20GB means approx 30GB should be free but it shows only 700MB~2GB as free.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:52 PM

Let me correct.......I have Windows Vista Home Premium Edition.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:25 PM

Try this http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:14 AM

But when you got to My Computer then select the drive and right click then properties what is reported as used and what is reported as free space?
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:23 PM

i used treesize..and found that winsxs (inside windows folder) is taking 11.5gb, temp (inside windows folder) 9gb, installer (inside windows folder) 3gb, program files 6gb, system volume information 4gb and pagefile.sys 3gb. these are the files which are taking most of the space. pls guide what to do next........

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:59 PM

There is not much you could do aside from trimming down restore points as suggested by Eyesee. About 33 gig is used primarily for Windows system, components. What about the other remaining files, documents? Do you have another partition for that drive?

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#10 kamleshbisht

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:49 PM

but the temp folder(inside windows folder) which is taking about 9gb.....can i delete this folder....

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:50 PM

Use this to clean your temp files - Free Ccleaner
It is safe to delete temporary internet files.

Edit : http://pcsupport.about.com/od/maintenance/ht/manualtempvista.htm

Edited by jhayz, 14 December 2011 - 11:57 PM.

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#12 kamleshbisht

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:28 AM

The manual method described in the above link is for temp folder inside user accounts. This i regularly clean but my concern is the temp folder which is inside Windows folder.......

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:13 PM

You cannot delete files from any Windows System directory - Temp folder.

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