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  • Hi! I bought a new laptop with Windows 7 installed in it and I seem to notice that every time I use it, the storage space decreases by 5 gigs or more depending on the length of use. I use ccleaner but the storage space is still decreasing even though I haven't installed or downloaded any resource hog. There's also no virus since it's newly bought and I scanned it. I also checked the restore points but I only have one restore point, at first only 1  gig was reduced then after start up, another 2 gigs got lost.

    Your help/answers will be greatly appreciated. 

    BTW, I'm using Windows 7 Starter; I used the WinDirStat and found out that .dll/application extension use most of my storage space. I'm not sure if it's because of Winsxs.
    Monday, December 20, 2010 3:00 PM

Answers

  • When system are running, some temporary files may be created. Additionally, virtual memory will take large part of the space.
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    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:32 AM
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8:04 AM
  • please download the program TreeSizeFree [1] and run it. It shows you which folders use all the space.

    Run the tool at each startup and look which folder grows.

    André

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


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:32 AM
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:02 PM

All replies

  • When system are running, some temporary files may be created. Additionally, virtual memory will take large part of the space.
    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:32 AM
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8:04 AM
  • please download the program TreeSizeFree [1] and run it. It shows you which folders use all the space.

    Run the tool at each startup and look which folder grows.

    André

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


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:32 AM
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:02 PM