Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: My harddrive eating up space! :S


05 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
 
 
My harddrive eating up space! :S

Hello, my local disk (C:\) is barely any files on it (except from some games) its aprox 17-18gb of games and stuff there, but when i run a disk analyzer it stands that its 45gb of files, and the only thing i have there is some text documents like some install s*** and stuff

here u can see:



My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LazyFunker View Post
Hello, my local disk (C:\) is barely any files on it (except from some games) its aprox 17-18gb of games and stuff there, but when i run a disk analyzer it stands that its 45gb of files, and the only thing i have there is some text documents like some install s*** and stuff

here u can see:

Hi Lazyfunker,

It is system Restore points and Shadow Copies taking up the space. You can read Brink's tutorials on Disk Cleanup and System Restore.

System Restore

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

And also read this one, it will explain why it takes up space.

But Read the warnings, if you delete all but the last restore point to get your space back, you won't have the other points to fall back on if you need them.


System Restore - disk space - Vista Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
 
 

Uhm... I just installed Vista on my C HW now so I will wait a little a bit before i will delete the system restore. Thanks for the help btw.


But i dont think it will take up space on C when i got it installed on my D drive
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


05 Jan 2009   #4

 

Better check your System Restore settings - be default it comes enabled on all partitions and drives, IIRC....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Mine was disabled and set at about 1gb space after install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2009   #6

 

Not mine - all three of my HDs had it enabled and I had to manually disable them.

Then again, I don't have any other OSs booting on this machine at the moment....

Name:  Windows 7 Build 7000 System Restore Settings.PNG
Views: 88
Size:  42.5 KB


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Welp, I have 7 on a 50 gig partition and I found it to be disabled and about 1 gig of usable space when I discovered that there was no "More Options" Tab using the same steps for Disk Cleanup as in Vista. I told Shawn in the Disk Cleanup tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi all,

System Drive only and set to 3% here and that is OOB. Multi-booting with vista and with 2 other NTFS partitions plus 1 NTFS drive
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hi!

Mine was only active on C:, set at 12% if I remember correctly; it's now set at 4GB.

I was booting Vista and XP when I installed 7000 this time. (to get a pic )















Later ted
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
 
 

Ok, thx for the help once again. I will take a look at it tomorrow
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 My harddrive eating up space! :S




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: My harddrive eating up space! :S
Thread Forum
Seagate Harddrive test tool fail but harddrive data seems intact Hardware & Devices
Solved Blue Screen of Death Crashes Eating Disk Space BSOD Help and Support
Help installing windows to free space on harddrive Installation & Setup
What is using my harddrive space Performance & Maintenance
Solved eating storage space... General Discussion
help me! something is eating my ram! Performance & Maintenance
windows 7 still eating disk space General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:29 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33