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Windows Folder over 100GB


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#1 bhavd85

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:55 PM

Hi All,

My computer has been getting slower and slower recently, so thought I would do some house keeping. After some investigation it appears that my Windows Folder is over 100GB! I suspect I have some sort of Virus or Malware running on my pc.

So far I have tried:

1. Deleting the Temp files, didn't make much of a dent in the free space, there was about 500mb
2. Running a Full AVG scan then a Malware Bytes Scan and a CCleaner scan in safe mode and haven't dound any threats

The hard disk has never failed on me, so I know its not corrupt.

Any help / advice is much appreciated!

Thanks

Bhav



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:59 PM

Download WinDIrStat. It will give you a good idea of what is taking up your disk space.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windirstat/



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:49 PM

have you try bootvis program? That can be reson why windows is growing whole time..

c:\windows\system32\logfiles\wmi look if this is file that is very big.. If you have try this prog, you have to tell it to stop tracing..


Edited by proffa, 30 January 2014 - 06:55 PM.


#4 bhavd85

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:52 PM

Hi All,

 

Just ran WinDirStat

 

I can see that - C:/WINDOWS/System32/config/systemprofile/Local Settings/Temp/

 

has a large number of file that have the following - Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0-KB2756918_20130909_022609451-Msi1.txt types of name.

 

Any idea what these files are ? Can they be removed, this accounts for 63GB worth of data! so half way there if I can wipe out the lot!



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:29 PM

Dont worry, delete all the files from C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temp folder.

 

you can also try ATF Cleaner

 

there can be files what are in use but you can skip that files and delete everything else


Edited by proffa, 31 January 2014 - 03:33 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:30 PM

You can use TFC to delete all temporary files.

 

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