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Local Disk Drive Slowly Shrinking For SOME REASON.


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#1 furyoftheox

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

Hello, i'm in desperate need of help...

Two days ago, I was checking on my Local Disk to clean away unnecessary
files using Disk Cleanup, i'm running a Windows Vista. then all of a
sudden, my free space keeps shrinking little by little. I used a Disk
Defrag option, and it worked once after 15 hours, but I had to cancel it
because It was taking so long. I was able to erase something that's
eating up my disk space using disk clean up after disk defrag, but it
continued to shrink after a few hours. I tried the same thing again, but
it's not working out. I don't know how or why that's happened and where
I have to go to get rid of those unknown files that's eating up my disk
space. I was at 25 gigs of free space, and now for some reason I am at 1
gig of free space and is continually shrinking. I have not downloaded
any heavy files. most of them I've downloaded on my external hard drive,
which only has 50 gigs of free space left.

I tried using a compress drive, but that hsn't worked either... UGH!

 

Someone have said that it's of some form of malware, yet the cause is still unknown...

Any kind of help at all on how to resolve this issue would be VERY appreciative.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

You can use the following tool to see what is taking up space on your hard drive:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windirstat/ .

 

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

You can use the following tool to see what is taking up space on your hard drive:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windirstat/ .

 

Louis

 


Hey, thanks alot! I used the tool, and I finally found the source of my problem, however I don't know if Window's Vista or my Computer needs it, though.

 

My Computer/Users/My Name/AppData/Local/Temp/toolbar_log

 

Problem: "toolbar_log"

 

This file is over 47 gigabytes and my free space is down to a complete GOOSE EGG. But I don't know wether or not this is needed. Mayby some kind of reprobate somehow

hacked it or did something with it. Please... is there anything I needed to do with this? Any help would be appreciative.






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