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Windows 7: Huge Windows folder in system drive - Windows 7 64bit...

19 Dec 2012   #1

Windwos 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 
Huge Windows folder in system drive - Windows 7 64bit...

Hi.

The windows folder in my C: drive keeps growing on a massive scale...Yesterday the folder was around 13 gb...Now it is close to 18gb...

When i first installed the OS i had allocated only 19gb for OS...But windows chewed up all this space fast and i used a partition software to increase size to 40gb...Immediately after restart the size of c drive increased to 22 gb....What is going on...Please help.

The steps i have taken so far..

Reduced pagefile size
Turned off hibernation or sleep mode..It freed up some space..
Used ccleaner
Defragmented
Used malware bytes anti-malware to scan...
deleted temp files in windows


But nothing seems to help...It just keeps growing even though im not saving anything in it ...All my software, music etc i store in other drives...Please Help..windows update is enabled...Could this be the cause?Wats the size of ur windows folder


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19 Dec 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Your partition is to small, there is no room for Restore Points, I would make partition about 100gb.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete
System Restore - Enable or Disable
System Restore
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19 Dec 2012   #3

Ultimate 32bit
 
 

You can configure system restore disk usage in the instruction on the above .
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19 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by booneht View Post
Hi.

The windows folder in my C: drive keeps growing on a massive scale...Yesterday the folder was around 13 gb...Now it is close to 18gb...

When i first installed the OS i had allocated only 19gb for OS...But windows chewed up all this space fast and i used a partition software to increase size to 40gb...Immediately after restart the size of c drive increased to 22 gb....What is going on...Please help.

The steps i have taken so far..

Reduced pagefile size
Turned off hibernation or sleep mode..It freed up some space..
Used ccleaner
Defragmented
Used malware bytes anti-malware to scan...
deleted temp files in windows


But nothing seems to help...It just keeps growing even though im not saving anything in it ...All my software, music etc i store in other drives...Please Help..windows update is enabled...Could this be the cause?Wats the size of ur windows folder
Common reasons for rapid and unexpected disk space consumption are backup files and system restore points, which are essentially backup files.

HTH
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19 Dec 2012   #5

Windwos 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys...Freed up some space after looking at the system restore tutorials...can you please tell me how to find back up files...i downloaded a manage back up app frm ths website and it is not able to find any back ups...can any plz tell me wats the usual average size of windows folder?
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