So let me just start by saying that I own a Msi Stealth Pro (forgive me but I do not know the GE number) that is one of the best affordable gaming laptops I've tried to get my hands on and I love it for what it is. It's graphics card is a little outdated but it's still decent all the same - except for one singular problem. The hard drives. Now I don't know if this is a widespread thing with the hard drives being partitioned this was but it's a common problem I've found with Msi products.
(It seems that being able to upload images here is harder than it seems, I will have to link them individually for people to view and look at them.)
This first image is showing both my C and D drives as they stand right now, this is after an attempted de-fragment (I can defrag the D drive but the option is greyed for C even after analysation.) As you can see I have a 237Gb partition and a 912GB second partition. This is a 1tb laptop. I don't know why they have done it like this,but all I know is that I ALWAYS install my programs into the D drive for space, and I understand that some magical computer gremlin puts some of the files in the C drive anyway. But it's not like it takes up a lot of room. I know my Adobe caches tend to take up a tone of room and I clean these after every video edit. There are no game clients and their respected games installed on there. There should be nothing more than just the main system files. About 4 or 5gb of the space I know is from my downloads folder as I have videos in there so I can clear them once I finish editing them. So why is there so much of the space taken up? What could possible take over 150GB of space?
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My computer friend, who builds his own computers, couldn't even figure out why so much space is taken up.
This second image shows the first of the two Program Files folders. The second link shows the x86 version showing that both have a total of 14/15GB of memory used. The Windows folder has a total of 22.6GB of memory used. Autodesk follows with 2.8GB because Maya does take a bit of space - but I DID install that on the D drive. The hidden folder Recovery is around 6GB but there is nothing else there that would equal the 191GB that's just sitting there filled.
When I do a disk-clean up I tend to be removing 10GB in temporary files each time and emptying the recycle bin every time I fill it too. I've not had much success in figuring this out, so I ask all of you smart people can you guys give me some advice, cause it's actually affecting my performance. Which has a load of repercussions on my laptop - heating up etc. I get the little message from MSi storage pop up now every time I switch my laptop on telling me it's running out of space. And I do not want to resort in a factory reset again as I've had to do that after I finished all my University work as it took SOOO much time and memory to get that finished.
I appreciate the help, I will attach the images separated as well if you can match them up to the ones I've linked. Thanks for the help,