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Windows 7: multiple Application Data folders taking up lots of space

29 Jan 2013   #21
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

How about my other suggestions you ignored including deleting the temp files in those Appdata folders. As stated CCleaner can do it for you automatically or you can go through each one to delete them yourselves. In the past this is where the problem was.

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When was the last time you had a Clean Reinstall?

For those who accumulate a lot of crapware and file buildup, its the perfect solution since once its set up and running as you like with your important apps, you can save a backup image to use in place of reinstall.

For now I'd run CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
which is very good with cleaning out the temp folders. You can also do this manually on all the temp Application Data folders. Then I would do a boot time defrag with Puran Defrag Free Edition - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com which gets at System files and includes an Intelligent Optimizer on the Additional Operations tab that can speed things up.



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29 Jan 2013   #22
reo

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No, I didn't ignore your suggestion. I've been runn CCleaner for years. And as mentioned, I built my computer in 6/12
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29 Jan 2013   #23
gregrocker
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So what are the sizes of the AppData subfolders including all Temp and Temporary.
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29 Jan 2013   #24
reo

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29 Jan 2013   #25
gregrocker
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The AppData folders are still not expanded to see the Temps and Temporary.
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29 Jan 2013   #26
reo

vista x64
 
 

They are pretty small. I deleted what I could.
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29 Jan 2013   #27
gregrocker
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Nineteen GB is still a lot for AppData. What exactly is most of it when you drill down?
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29 Jan 2013   #28
reo

vista x64
 
 

10.7 is my iphone back up, which I could manually move to another drive, and looks like almost 1 gig is a program download I can delete
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29 Jan 2013   #29
gregrocker
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IPhone backup. Bingo.

But that's only half. Most Appdata has much, much less.

Did you happen to notice how much CCleaner found last time on disk cleanup? More than 1gb I'd run it more often.
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29 Jan 2013   #30
reo

vista x64
 
 

gotta run will check more later, Thanks for your help. Will post an update here/

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