I have a small laptop with only 30gb of memory for university. I keep all my apps, music, photos in a 125gb USB drive that I normally just leave plugged in. But sometimes I find the laptop gives me messages telling me that I have no more memory, and I can't understand it because the (one and only) C drive has nothing stored in it...
The screenshot is from a program called spacesniffer that visually shows the distribution of space.... they all look like system files and important things to me. But it can't be possible that the machine simply has no space and never had any, something must be wrong!
The worst part is that a couple of days ago I went through everything and deleted, cleaned up, compressed files... and I think that Windows used the newly freed up space to download a windows update that has occupied 4gb of space that I sorely needed to give the machine breathing space (KB4041616 AND kb4040742 occupy nearly 2gb of space)
I changed settings a while ago to dedicate more space to ram, but don't know if that effects anything. It had problems beforehand anyway.
I don't have time to continue battling, I haven't studied nearly anything this semestre for one reason or another... please can someone give me a solution. Thanks!