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Windows 7: Windows Secrets

25 Aug 2011   #1
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 
Windows Secrets

I was just looking at my copy of Windows Secrets that had arrived in my mail box today and saw that we got a mention in there, well it was a link to Shawn's Tutorial on Disk Cleanup.

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Tame a new system's hard-drive bloat

By Susan Bradley

You just bought that new Windows 7 computer, and the next thing you know — you're running out of space.

Here are some tips and tricks to show where your hard drive space is going.

Once upon a time, I bought a computer with a 1GB hard drive and thought I'd never outgrow it. A few years later, I think nothing of buying Terabyte hard drives. The pundits might declare we're in a post-PC era, but the size of my C: drive begs to differ. It's not just my basic documents that are taking up space, not even those hundreds of digital photos and videos. With Windows, there can be many hidden — and unneeded — files that are choking your hard drive.

Start with the basic Windows cleanup tool

It's always best to start with Windows' common maintenance tools such as Disk Cleanup, shown in Figure 1. In this example, I could reclaim a whopping 39.1GB of drive space. Selecting the Clean up system files button removes old dump files, log files, queued-up Windows error reporting logs, and previous versions files as well. For more on using Disk Cleanup, see the SevenForums article, "Windows 7 — Disk Cleanup — open and use."

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I'm so glad I belong to such a great forum.
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25 Aug 2011   #2
ranger72

Win 7 Ultimate-64 Bit, Vista Home Premium-32 Bit, LinuxMint 17, Qiana 64 Bit
 
 

Brink's the Man. I also read Window's Secret's which provides a lot of great info on my favorite OS
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25 Aug 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That was very nice of Susan.

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25 Aug 2011   #4
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Great to see that !
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25 Aug 2011   #5
Imperfect1

 
 

Ditto! And well deserved Shawn, for ALL of your contributions!
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25 Aug 2011   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Your tutorials are one of the highlights of SF Shawn
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25 Aug 2011   #7
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Fame and fortune for the alien from Area 51.....hehehe.
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25 Aug 2011   #8
zsxd45

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
I was just looking at my copy of Windows Secrets that had arrived in my mail box today and saw that we got a mention in there, well it was a link to Shawn's Tutorial on Disk Cleanup.

TOP STORY

Tame a new system's hard-drive bloat

By Susan Bradley

You just bought that new Windows 7 computer, and the next thing you know — you're running out of space.

Here are some tips and tricks to show where your hard drive space is going.

Once upon a time, I bought a computer with a 1GB hard drive and thought I'd never outgrow it. A few years later, I think nothing of buying Terabyte hard drives. The pundits might declare we're in a post-PC era, but the size of my C: drive begs to differ. It's not just my basic documents that are taking up space, not even those hundreds of digital photos and videos. With Windows, there can be many hidden — and unneeded — files that are choking your hard drive.

Start with the basic Windows cleanup tool

It's always best to start with Windows' common maintenance tools such as Disk Cleanup, shown in Figure 1. In this example, I could reclaim a whopping 39.1GB of drive space. Selecting the Clean up system files button removes old dump files, log files, queued-up Windows error reporting logs, and previous versions files as well. For more on using Disk Cleanup, see the SevenForums article, "Windows 7 — Disk Cleanup — open and use."


More here,
Tame a new system’s hard-drive bloat


I'm so glad I belong to such a great forum.
Good ideas for cleaning hard drive space
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25 Aug 2011   #9
BugMeister

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

most excellent that you guys are getting recognition for your work
this is the best Win7 site anywhere, as far as I can see..
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26 Aug 2011   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

More and more I'm seeing links to SF tutes, rather than doing them themselves. How to improve on Shawn and the other SF geeks works

A Guy
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