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#1 ambellina

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:06 PM

hello! i was wondering if there's a way to see a list of all the documents and files that have created, downloaded, and uploaded onto my pc. i had 44% of my computer space free yesterday and i have 43% free today. i know i sound weird about it but its just that i had been clearing off a substancial about of things to get to 44% and i dont know what i might have downloaded etc to move it down to 43%, especially in one day. i've also been deleting some music folders today but its still at 43% so i'm assuming that whatever i may have uploaded from my camera (which is where i suspect the bulk of the newly used space came from) was relatively big in size. would it be in the mru, even though i havent opened many of the files, and if so, how do i get there?

any help would be appreciated =)

p.s. i only have a 40gig computer, so i know that one percent of the space isn't really very big, but im surprised to take up one percent in what must have been a day, even after i've been deleting lots of old things.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 02:42 AM

Just surfing the net will build up a lot of temp files on your hard drive. I use a program called CCleaner to clear all this junk off my hard drive and typically it will find 50Mb of temp files every day.
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 04:17 AM

Hi ambellina

I can't answer your specific question, but have you tried SEQUOIA VIEW. It shows you graphically all the programmes on your harddrive, how much space they are taking up, and exactly where to find them. And it is quite fun to use.

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BTW. I guess you are aware that space is not freed up til the recycle bin is emptied.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 04:49 AM

ccleaner is a very useful program if used on a monthly basis. If you use it evryday then it will just increase the time it takes to surf the sites you visit most. The Temp files are used to cache the images from webpages so will stop you from having to download them everyday.
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Posted 14 December 2006 - 06:25 AM

ack, i do use ccleaner, but it slipped my mind =) thanks, it helped!

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 03:18 PM

Tools to investigate what folders/files are taking up space on a hard drive


Some of the tools allow you drill down into specific subfolders in order to see exactly what is going on. Most are available for download as stand-alone applications which you can just unzip, use and delete when done if you do not want to keep them. I personally like the first four but generally use TreeSizeFree the most because it allows you to click and drill down very easily. Everything Search (and Agent Ransack) are more of an alternative to Windows built-in search feature but they too allow you to gather folder/file size information.


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