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C drive filling up

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#1 lelouch23


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:41 AM

Hey guys, new user here.


My C drive is filling up quickly. I have 34.5Gb of stuff(36.7 size on disk) on there, but I have only 2.82 gb of free space in a 48.7Gb drive.


I ran Tree size to see where my space is being used up. Large amounts are being used up in Appdata, local.



Any suggestions?

Edited by hamluis, 12 February 2016 - 10:54 AM.
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#2 Havachat


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 07:07 AM

Try Ccleaner   https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download.


Only use the Cleaner Tab.

Click Analyze - Wait until reaches 100%

Then Select Clean { Bottom Right }


This will remove all temps , history , etc.


Also you can run Tools Tab and Select System Restore and delete some Restore points to gain Space { You can not Delete the Last One }.


DO NOT RUN - Registry Tab Function unless you know what you are doing - I Advise Not To.



If you do not gain enough Space - id suggest a Larger Drive and Clone the Old to the Newer One.

#3 Niweg


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:19 AM

 36 GB is awfully small for a Windows partition, 100 GB would be more like it.  One thing you could check would be System Restore.  By default it will use 10% of your partition for restore points, so you could reduce that.  However if you continue trying to run Windows in a 36 GB partition, you can expect to have to constantly be trying to manage that space.  When you can buy a 1 TB hard drive for $50, that's an easy solution to your problem.


 Good luck.

Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.

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