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#1 pandamom


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 05:28 PM

I am running Windows 7 Professional. My hard drive says there is 27.7 GB free of 218 GB. This is after I just removed 20 GB worth of pictures, because it was at 7.9 GB free of 218 GB. There is really not much on my computer, ie word documents and the pictures, which I have now removed.


When I run CCleaner, Tools, Disk Analyzer, Analyze, here is what I get:

Pictures: .09%

Music: .82%

Documents: .13%

Video: .07%

Other files: 86.20%


What the heck are "other files?"


I do have an external hard drive - Seagate GoFlex Desk - and am wondering if it is putting stuff on my computer's hard drive that is eating it up. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 05:34 PM

You could find out what is taking up all the space using Disktective.
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Posted 14 March 2015 - 09:19 PM

Say by music I think you need to put them on an external Hard drive since thats chewing it up

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 05:51 AM

From my reading of the CCleaner report, music files are only occupying 0.82 percent of his hard drive.  What is interesting is the 86.20 percent of "other files."  I have no experience with "Disktective", but I have used WinDirStat, and it does provide a complete picture of what is occupying disk space.


Hope this helps.  Have a great day.




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Posted 26 March 2015 - 07:40 PM

Thanks for the replies! I'll try Disktective and WinDirStat.

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