The amazing shrinking C drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have windows 7 professional.  The C drive, since I bouhgt the machine has shrunk from 160GB available to 110 GB available.  I have isolated the culprit as being a couple of folder is the roaming folder. There are 49 or so GB in the Adobe and the Apple folders.  Do I need what is in those folders?  Can I delete the contents?  Is there a place where I can manage what gets kept in those folders?
    Monday, June 13, 2011 11:17 PM


  • The question cannot be answered generally.

    You need to go look under those folders and see what specific files are there, and research what those specific files are for.

    If you have Adobe Photoshop, for example, there can be a database of all the settings you use to develop raw camera files.  You probably don't want to just go and delete that.

    The Apple folder may contain temporary internet files for Safari, or who knows what.  Again I stress that you need to find the actual files (e.g., with Windows Explorer) and figure out why they're there.  And yes, it can be a time consuming and tedious process.


    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:36 AM
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 1:48 AM