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#1 Tobii

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:02 AM

Hey there, 

 

even tho i havent downloaded any big files lately, my harddrive has lost 30gb or so of space within 2 months. during that time span i might have downloaded 3gb but deleted most of the files. 

 

I did a scan with malewarebytes but there are no infections. I also havent used any windows backup that might take space. 



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:29 AM

Is system Restore running?

 

In any case, you can use the following tool to review the drive/partition contents.

 

WinDirStat Download - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windirstat/

 

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 12:22 PM


Please download Treesize and install it.
 
You need to be using an Administrator account to run this.  You may be prompted once you start the scan to select the Admin account.
 
When Treesize opens click on Scan.  A menu will open with the option Local Disk (C:), select this option.
 
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The scan will now run.  This may take a while, be patient and allow it to finish.
 
When the scan is completed you will see an image similar to the one below.  Take a Screenshot of this and post it in your topic as an attachment.
 
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How to make a screenshot
 
1. Download and run A Thousand Words .
 
2. Follow the wizard to capture a screenshot.
 
3. Use the built-in editor to resize, edit, or re-capture your screen shot. 
 
4. Your screen shot will be saved to your desktop when you finish the wizard.
 
You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.  
 
Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options
 
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When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.
 
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Posted 22 January 2017 - 12:34 PM

Thanks alot, Louis and Arachibutyrophobia!

 

My Tempfiles were around 47GB so i cleaned that up manually. Any idea how i can stop them from beeing saved for years? 



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 12:45 PM

You could use a program such as TFC Download - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tfc/ ,   There are other programs that will also accomplish the desired task, but I prefer and use this one routinely.

 

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 12:59 PM

Thanks again! 



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 02:00 PM

Just do the periodic maintenance, clean out the temp files, defrag the hdd, you do not need to defrag a ssd, use the disk cleanup tool.


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 03:51 AM

Have the same issue here. Hope the software could solve my problem. Anyway, thanks.



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:19 PM

Have the same issue here. Hope the software could solve my problem. Anyway, thanks.

I know that the problem the original poster has may sound very much like your problem, but there usually are differences that make each problem unique.  I would suggest starting your own topic where you can receive responses to your specific problems.  When you post your problem in another member's topic you not only detract from their topic, you can cause confusion if both problems are addressed in the same topic.  :thumbup2:


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