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Eating Up Diskspace

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#1 brokendream


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Posted 04 February 2007 - 05:01 PM


I'm Using Windows XP SP2.

I'm Having some diskspace issues, for some reason everyday my diskspace is seeming to be eaten up. But i can't work out or find what it is.

I done virus, spyware and adware checks with * and found nothin.

*Antivir PE Classic
AVG Free
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Ad-aware SE
One-Care Online Scan

I've done all the regular things, Disk cleanup, cleared internet cache, defrag, system restore cleanup. I run Error-Checking but even that found nothing wrong, But something still seems to be taking up space it's not meant to.

If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 08:43 PM

What do you mean by

...everyday my diskspace is seeming to be eaten up...

How is it eaten up? Is it all of it, or just a lot of it - how much is a lot? What leads you to this conclusion that you're running out of disk space? Are you getting error messages?

How full is your hard drive?

What files are taking up the space? Here's a free utility that'll help you find out the files that are taking up space: http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/
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#3 brokendream

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:23 AM

it's seems to be about 200 - 300mb a day. I'm not getting any error messages and i have about 11Gb (39%) free space.

And by eaten up i mean it's just seems to be disappearing, i don't think it's me using up the space because i haven't been downloading anything.

I used the program u said and the biggest files are textures for games, but the files aren't getting any bigger so i don't think it's them. And seen that i play alot of games could it be my paging files taking up the space ?

It says my paging file size for all drives is : 767mb , if it is my paging is there a way i could clear it and still be able to game ?

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:50 AM

Page files (swap files) are only temporary areas the computer's operating system uses in place of RAM; these are completely cleared when you shut your computer down.
To determine where the growth from day to day is, you can compare the data in Sequoia by saving the information at the beginning of one day, and doing the same at boot the next day. You would, of course, not be able to download anything very large during that time.
If you have system restore functioning, you may wish to see how many files (=s restore points) Windows is keeping.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 05:10 PM

Have you tried deleting all your temporary files, as you may have a program that's writing/creating them, thus chewing up disk space? Do a search for *.tmp to include searching hidden files. Start>Search>All Files and Folders -- scroll down and select More Advanced Options -- check Search Hidden Files and Folders. The search results could lead you to a program that's doing the creations. And deleting the temp files should get you back some of your lost disk space. Good luck.

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