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Windows 7: Where are the files? My C drive looks to be full yet all of my librari

20 Jun 2012   #1
txstoby

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Where are the files? My C drive looks to be full yet all of my librari

I am running a Lenovo laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. The C drive has 105 G of space yet it says I only have 3 G free. However my libraries in total have like less than 10 G of storage now. I want to delete some of the things that are clogging up my C drive yet I have no idea where to find them. Any suggestions?


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21 Jun 2012   #2
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Download: WinDirStat - Permalinks to downloads and other content

It'll list your folders sorted by size, and you can drill into the folder structure to find offenders.

Make sure all of the "Show" items are selected under the Options dropdown menu.
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21 Jun 2012   #3
txstoby

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I found 2 folders, one with 32 G's and the other with 24 G's that I have no idea what they are about. Two of the individual file names are as follows:
'3182m'bocpc)kwH3) and
'FE8EndTm.],bIO1sc

Every one of these individual files are 216 mb.

When I attempted to delete one I got a warning " Deletion of system files or directories can be harmful to your computer.
Can you help me please.
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21 Jun 2012   #4
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Where did you find these folders? In the root of C:? Or as a subfolder within another?

Post a screen shot showing the folders, expand one of them so we can see at least a subset of its files. We need to see the folder names.

Those are very odd filenames. They don't seem to be even close to the naming convention used for valid temporary folders created and used by the OS or apps when installing/updating. I would confirm that you're malware free.
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21 Jun 2012   #5
txstoby

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
I deleted them

I deleted them. It freed up 50 plus G's of space.
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21 Jun 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I whole heartily agree with F5ing. Making sure you are not infected would be the next step. Go into Windows Explorer/Downloads and see if their are some things you don't want. They do build up after a period of time.
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