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#1 caibacooper94

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 04:48 AM

My hard disk has used up 290 GB of space out of the total of 297 GB. The largest occupier is Windows folder which consumed a staggering 237 GB. The Disk Cleanup/Defragmenter has been able to release only 3 GB.
Is there any way to partly delete/compress this Windows folder?



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:04 AM

I would not ever delete any "Windows folder"...unless I was dual-booting and wanted to eliminate one of my Windows installs.

 

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
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     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

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#3 daveydoom

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:42 AM

There is a high probability that log files are taking up most of this space.  I've seen it dozens of times :)  .   You can have a look in the following locations and check the size of the folders:

 

C:\Windows\Logs\CBS

C:\Windows\Temp

 

Also, see this link for more info:

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3112358/microsoft-windows/windows-7-log-file-compression-bug-can-fill-up-your-hard-drive.html

 

EDIT: As hamluis said, please do not delete any Windows folders.


Edited by daveydoom, 22 May 2018 - 05:44 AM.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 04:41 PM

There is a high probability that log files are taking up most of this space.  I've seen it dozens of times :)  .   You can have a look in the following locations and check the size of the folders:

 

C:\Windows\Logs\CBS

C:\Windows\Temp

 

Also, see this link for more info:

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3112358/microsoft-windows/windows-7-log-file-compression-bug-can-fill-up-your-hard-drive.html

 

EDIT: As hamluis said, please do not delete any Windows folders.

this version is missing an important step and you will have the problem come back!

here is a different form to follow that will fix this:

http://www.cagedrat.com/microsoft-windows/microsoft-windows-updates-cab-files-filling-up-hard-drive/



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Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:15 AM

And i have 38G with Win 7 on Partiton 1 and Personal Data on Partiton 2.

 

Try CCleaner for Temps etc.

Move Personel Data Externally.

Remove Programs you dont use or really need.

Buy a Bigger Hard Drive and Clone the Old to the New.






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