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Windows 7: I keep losing hard drive space

20 Oct 2012   #11
Dalek22

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 



Now I know what you people are going to say on how I should uninstall stuff on Steam, but I have done that time and time again, I've restored over 30GB and again, I lose it even though I dont install anything big.


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20 Oct 2012   #12
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

276GB for Steam, sounds like that is where the space is going? Must be one or more of the Steam games that is eating up the space.
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20 Oct 2012   #13
Dalek22

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
276GB for Steam, sounds like that is where the space is going? Must be one or more of the Steam games that is eating up the space.
The thing is though, I don't install anything at all that would eat up 30GB+ now there may be some big 200mb updates or something like that but huge updates dont happen THAT often...
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20 Oct 2012   #14
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
276GB for Steam, sounds like that is where the space is going? Must be one or more of the Steam games that is eating up the space.
Sounds like a very reasonable explanation, as well as logical.
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20 Oct 2012   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

How many games in Steam are updating?
You may have some other things updating a lot too, but you've not followed the request to post a screen shot of windirstat.
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20 Oct 2012   #16
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
How many games in Steam are updating?
You may have some other things updating a lot too, but you've not followed the request to post a screen shot of windirstat.
I believe post #11 has a Windirstat image. I don't use that particular program and prefer Folder Size so I am not sure which program he used. However, he didn't post an expanded File Folder Directory.
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21 Oct 2012   #17
Dalek22

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

The folders aren't exactly huge below it but ok, here you go.



So look, it cant be Steam taking it up completely because its not like it has 30GB updates on games, it has to be windows doing something.
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21 Oct 2012   #18
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Now that we know the Steam folder is what is using the space we need to see what is using so much space in the Steam folder.

Click the little "+" sign to the left of the Steam folder to expand the folder.
Post back a screen print with that expanded.

Right now we're trying to drill-down to find what is using so much space in the Steam folder...

if you see one folder in there using most of the space, click that "+" to expand...and post the image.
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21 Oct 2012   #19
Dalek22

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

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21 Oct 2012   #20
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I think you're just trying to store more data than your HD is capable of.
That means you need to get a bigger HD or another HD for Steam Games.
You could remove 3 games and recover over 50GB of space for a quick fix.

Looking back to post #5 it shows two 465 GB HD's.
D is labeled "Games and Tools".
C is labeled "Hard Drive C".

Where are you installing Steam Games to, "C:" or "D:" ?

How many HD's and what size do you have in this PC?
Can you post a maximized screen print of Disk Management?
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