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Windows 7: 64GB "C" disc full, where is ~30GB?

22 Nov 2014   #1
soundklinik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
64GB "C" disc full, where is ~30GB?

HI all,

I have a 64GB SSD disc, that is in "red"...only 2GB free.

I want to delete stuff, but I can't find where it is. When I open my computer, and hover over folders, I have Windows 7=~20GB, 64bit progs=~10GB, 32bit=~5GB.

That is about 35GB.

When I initially installed W-7, I moved: temp folders, pictures, music, video to another disc. (there is a tutorial on how to move them)

My question is where do I find the rest of ~25GB so I can delete some stuff, and what should I delete to free up space?

If there is a tutorial on this, please post a link.

THANKS IN ADVANCE


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22 Nov 2014   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Delete all your restore points and then make 1 new one in case of future problems.
System Protection Restore Points - Delete
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22 Nov 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soundklinik View Post
HI all,

I have a 64GB SSD disc, that is in "red"...only 2GB free.

I want to delete stuff, but I can't find where it is. When I open my computer, and hover over folders, I have Windows 7=~20GB, 64bit progs=~10GB, 32bit=~5GB.

That is about 35GB.

When I initially installed W-7, I moved: temp folders, pictures, music, video to another disc. (there is a tutorial on how to move them)

My question is where do I find the rest of ~25GB so I can delete some stuff, and what should I delete to free up space?

If there is a tutorial on this, please post a link.

THANKS IN ADVANCE
The free utility "Folder Size" will assist you in locating files and folders and their associated size;

Folder Size - Freeware file size analysis. Check the directory sizes, folder sizes and file sizes on your computer with this freeware tree size analysis tool.
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22 Nov 2014   #4
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Your PAGEFIL.SYS is about as large as the amount of memory you have. So for an 8GB system it's about 8GB.

Also, your HIBERFIL.SYS is about 3/4 the size of the PAGEFIL.SYS. This file is allocated if you have "hibernation" enabled, which is related to your video card drivers. If you don't have hibernation enabled this file won't be allocated.

Both of these files are "hidden", so you don't normally see them. But you can change this (good idea, in my own opinion) easily.

(1) Open Windows Explorer.

(2) From the menu, click on Organize -> folder and search options -> View tab

(3) on the list of checkboxes you'll now see, in the "Hidden files and folders" item, check the "show hidden files, folders and drives" box

(4) you might also want to un-check "hide extensions for known file types", which will show you complete file names including their extension, which is often quite useful and helpful when exploring

(5) push OK.


Now open Windows Explorer again and look at your C drive. What do you see now?

You can also install Treesize Free, which is a very good product to show everything on your drive, sorted into reverse size order, or alphabetical, etc., and is a terrific tool to help you see where your drive space went.
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22 Nov 2014   #5
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post

(2) From the menu, click on Organize -> folder and search options -> View tab

(3) on the list of checkboxes you'll now see, in the "Hidden files and folders" item, check the "show hidden files, folders and drives" box

(4) you might also want to un-check "hide extensions for known file types", which will show you complete file names including their extension, which is often quite useful and helpful when exploring

(5) push OK.
IIRC you have to also unhide 'protected operating system files' to see pagefile.sys, although once you've had a look around, I'd recommend re-hiding both hidden and system files - they are hidden for a reason. However I agree that showing extensions for known file types is useful.
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22 Nov 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

There are lots of ideas in this tutorial by Brink.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
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