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  • I have recently been receiving low storage warnings on my 135GB c: drive. I have removed about as much as possible and everytime I make some space within a day it is consumed even though I have not added any applications. If I use the properties command on each directory on the c drive and add up the amount of space consumed I only get a fraction (<45GB) of the total disk size even though the system keeps telling me my drive is full. Any ideas on resolving this issue?
    Monday, August 30, 2010 9:54 AM

Answers

  • Download and run CCleaner (http://www.piriform.com/).  Use the Tools option to remove old System Restore points.  Use the Cleaner option to clean up everything else.  Don't use the Registry option unless you suspect problems with the Registry; using the Registry cleaner won't free up much, if any space and could potentially cause other issues.  Note: the Cleaner will remove any Autocomplete entries, Cookies and saved Web passwords unless you uncheck those options.

    Since it's not outside the realm of possibility that you're infected by something that's causing your space to vanish and that your antivirus hasn't caught, after running CCleaner download and run Malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) and SuperAntiSpyware (http://superantispyware.com/).  Neither one is 100% effective, that's why you should use both - but don't try to run them at the same time.  Then run CCleaner again.  Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware can be uninstalled afterwards if you wish.

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:07 AM
    Monday, August 30, 2010 12:34 PM

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  • 1) try some folder statistic tool http://windirstat.info/
    2) try chkdsk c: /f (there might be some problem with file system)
    Monday, August 30, 2010 10:25 AM
  • Download and run CCleaner (http://www.piriform.com/).  Use the Tools option to remove old System Restore points.  Use the Cleaner option to clean up everything else.  Don't use the Registry option unless you suspect problems with the Registry; using the Registry cleaner won't free up much, if any space and could potentially cause other issues.  Note: the Cleaner will remove any Autocomplete entries, Cookies and saved Web passwords unless you uncheck those options.

    Since it's not outside the realm of possibility that you're infected by something that's causing your space to vanish and that your antivirus hasn't caught, after running CCleaner download and run Malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) and SuperAntiSpyware (http://superantispyware.com/).  Neither one is 100% effective, that's why you should use both - but don't try to run them at the same time.  Then run CCleaner again.  Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware can be uninstalled afterwards if you wish.

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:07 AM
    Monday, August 30, 2010 12:34 PM