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Cant see whats using my disc space


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#1 Headhurts

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 06:21 AM

Hi there,

running windows 7

I have a  1TB Western Digital WDC WD10 EZRX-00L4HB0 SCSI Disk Device (SATA)  and my computer is showing  main drive c: 64.5gb of 596gb free   &    e drive :  232gb of 335gb free   but I cant see where all the c drive space has gone!   Can anybody help me please?

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#2 Will5200

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 07:48 AM

Suggest: go to "Folder Options" in the Control Panel, "View", Check "Show hidden files, folders, or drives", unless you have already done so. The check the Temp folders, particularly the one the user profile, under: \AppData\Local. Also, go to Start - Search, type "Disk Cleanup". Suggest that you run it, again unless you have already done so. I find it helpful to install CCleaner from Piriform.



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Posted 28 October 2015 - 09:04 AM

Thank you, have tried various clean up and antivirus program and nothing much comes up. It maybe the way it been set up. I can see users that Public is visible and high gb.  Is there a good/safe program that I can run to see whats using what?

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 09:13 AM

For the program side, Minitoolbox and Speccy will return lots of information regarding what is residing on the hard-drive.

For the data side -- that depends upon how you set up your data folders.  Are you using Libraries/My Documents, or, are you using your own folder infrastructure?  There are several freebie utilities that will give you pie-graphs, bar-graphs, line-item counts of the data on your hard-drives.


Edited by RolandJS, 28 October 2015 - 01:14 PM.

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 01:13 PM

Download Treesize to see what files there are and what their size is.


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 06:39 PM

tracked the issue down :bananas:  It turns out that the disk space used for system restore was up to 50% - too high and as soon as i lowered it down the space came flooding back.

Thank you all for your time.                          (control panel, system,advanced system settings, system protection, configue and then used the slide)






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