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Windows 10 hard drive keeps filling up, funny things going on with folders

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#1 Claude17


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:00 AM

Right clicking on file folders under the Windows directory and choosing Properties, Temp, CbsTemp, tracing, and ToastData, , initially say over 20 GB big, openeing folder, says it is empty, right clicking and properties again, says folders are empty.


I tried renaming then replacing the folders then deleting the renamed original does not help.


I went to work with over 3 GB space left, came home and had less than 700MB.


Got on the intenet to look for solution, logged off, erased several hundred MB of files, then had less than 600 MB!


windirstat is no help in finding expanding file folders.


Thank you for any help you may provide!



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#2 britechguy


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:08 AM

Personally, I suspect you have an infection of some kind.


I will move this query to the "Am I Infected?  What Should I Do?" forum so that the folks there can give it a look and assist you.  If I'm wrong it can be moved back here or wherever it is determined to be appropriate.

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