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59.5 gb hard drive (c:drive) has only about 1 to 2 gb free


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#1 les17

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:16 PM

My 59.5gb hard drive (c: drive) has slowly filled up to having only 1 to 2gb free space. This drive is only supposed to have the win7 and programs, all files are in an another drive except for a few text files. It initially was only 60 70 percent utilized.  Can you give any advice on how to clean it up a little.

 

thanks, marty



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#2 yu gnomi

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:21 PM

Buy another HDD, transfer archives, media files and documents to the new HDD. Make sure your computer has proper connectors available to connect new device.

 

80 GB hard drives can be had for under $20 (plus S&H) from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD800BB-7200RPM-Drive/dp/B00005LLY4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1427588326&sr=1-2&keywords=80GB+Hard+Drive



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:24 PM

Hey, Marty.

If one feels the machine is stable (trusted) then some gigabytes can be recovered by deleting restore points, disabling hibernation (if this feature is not needed) and running CCleaner at default setting.

 

Edit: Windows 7 (full and updated) will take upwards of 25-30 GB of storage: Maybe a bigger drive and a clone is in store if one plans on installing a bunch of programs and downloading content....


Edited by bludgard, 28 March 2015 - 07:34 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:51 PM

Hey, Marty.

If one feels the machine is stable (trusted) then some gigabytes can be recovered by deleting restore points, disabling hibernation (if this feature is not needed) and running CCleaner at default setting.

 

Edit: Windows 7 (full and updated) will take upwards of 25-30 GB of storage: Maybe a bigger drive and a clone is in store if one plans on installing a bunch of programs and downloading content....

Agree with Blugard: , Ccleaner should remove Temps etc , and System Restore you can delete all but the last point within Ccleaner , and then adjust the settings for restore points to be created to a lower percentage of drive.

You could also use windows Disk Cleanup first and evaluate spaced saved , then Ccleaner following that,



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:05 PM

The files in My Documents, My Videos, etc...are data files and do not have to be on the C: partition.  I suggest you move those.

 

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