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  • My System partition (100GB) has been low on space in the last couple of days though I didn't install anything (at least nothing large) on it. I did a pretty large cleanup a couple of weeks and had over 40GB of free space after that.

    Now, after removing a >1GB application I had only 2.5GB. In 10-15 minutes after that it was showing me only 1.1GB of free space.

    I deactivated search indexing (though the whole Program Data folder is 2GB).

    My installation is an upgrade from win764 but i removed my previous install (windows.old is 14MB)

    With view hidden active I have selected all folders on this partition to see how much space they take: 55GB in all, including windows, documents and settings, users, hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys.

    Is there any explanation for this? I mean almost half my partition seems to not be anywhere :-)

    Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:12 AM

Answers

  • please download the program TreeSizeFree [1] and run it. It shows you which folders use all the space.



    Are you able to locate the folder which uses most space? Maybe the system restore uses all space. In this case the System Volume Information folder is large.

    André

    [1] http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, December 7, 2012 1:38 AM
    Thursday, November 29, 2012 8:43 AM
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All replies

  • please download the program TreeSizeFree [1] and run it. It shows you which folders use all the space.



    Are you able to locate the folder which uses most space? Maybe the system restore uses all space. In this case the System Volume Information folder is large.

    André

    [1] http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, December 7, 2012 1:38 AM
    Thursday, November 29, 2012 8:43 AM
    Answerer
  • You should try Colorful Disk Clean. This disk cleaner will help u to discover the space every file and folder uses. Cheap and practical.

    http://(ignore)apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/colorful-disk-clean/2972d7f6-b902-44d1-999a-8f4e49db8923

     

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:23 AM