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Windows 7: Documents and settings - user user1 7 GB HELP


14 May 2009   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
Documents and settings - user user1 7 GB HELP

Hi all
I've been installing / uninstalling stuff while testing on a CLEAN install of Windows 7 (x-64).

I see now one of the directories (Documents and settings username1) is now 7GB.

The WHOLE OS only takes around 14 GB .

I can't see what's taking up the space -- is there any nice utility that clearly can show Disk usage in a sort of cloured pie / bar chart etc rather like the nice Linux utility DU. (I've enabled "show hidden files etc").


I'm sure it's all related to me installing / uninstalling stuff but Windows explorer is a HORRIBLE tool for "Cleaning up" disks etc. It's fine for everyday purposes but for this type of stuff it's not the correct tool.

Cheers
jimbo


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14 May 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Jimbo,

Have a look at this TreeSize Free https://www.jam-software.de/customer...80&language=EN
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14 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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14 May 2009   #4

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

I would have said try using the Windows 7 Manager Beta, from the Yamicsoft website, that has many other tools including a little program that shows your disc, and what folders and such are taking up the space

Enzo.
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14 May 2009   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi Jimbo,

Have a look at this TreeSize Free https://www.jam-software.de/customer...80&language=EN
Thanks
That was EXACTLY what I wanted -- I had around 6GB in Temp files of one sort or another.



Cheers
jimbo
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14 May 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome, Jimbo. Have you managed to delete these unwanted files yet, or were you just curious as to what was taking up the space?
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14 May 2009   #7

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there

ALL GONE

Cheers
jimbo
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14 May 2009   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Pleased to hear that you sorted your problem out. I think that the disk cleanup tool in Windows 7 would have done the job eventually, but as far as I know temporary files less than a certain age aren't deleted in case they are still required.
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