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Windows 7: My Windows folder takes 180giga in disk space!

09 Aug 2015   #1
Ramboboy

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 
My Windows folder takes 180giga in disk space!

Hello, my Windows folder takes 180giga of disk space! I have weird files (called "y" ...) that ALWAYS grow up whenever I delete something these weird files grow up.... I tried everything I could to delete them and I can't! They're hidden +h and system +s ... Please I need help is this a virus? What is this ? How can I stop these files from growing and how can I delete them?

PIC :
https://gyazo.com/87f023e27eb5b007e24c6708215981b8

I already run malwarebytes anti malware and superantimalwares ....

Help appreciated thanks in advance


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09 Aug 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Fill out your system specs at the lower left of your posts so we know what you have under the hood.

Do you use Avast anti-virus?

Download and run Tree Size Free to see what's using space.

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

vssadmin list shadowstorage

Run the above command at a command prompt to find out how much space is being used by System Restore.
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09 Aug 2015   #3
Ramboboy

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for your reply. No i'm not using avast antivirus. I did the following command : vssadmin list shadowstorage and it returns me nothing.

I have treesize here's a pic of it :

My Windows folder takes 180giga in disk space!-386c21e7fc1a55669bd372490e238270.png

These files are really weird! Always eating my disk space whenever I'm deleting something to make me some free space ....


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09 Aug 2015   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

That pic is way too small for me to read.

Don't post it somewhere else. Post the pic right into this thread.

Most likely candidates would be an application doing something you are unaware of---perhaps a backup application, perhaps cloud storage, etc. Could be a lot of things.

But you need to get the picture in a larger size and in this thread.

When you run Tree Size, drill into those larger folders that it shows to see what's in them to get a clue.
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09 Aug 2015   #5
margrave

Size 12
 
 

If you can't delete the "y" file then it's probably locked.
1. Download "Lock Hunter" and install it.
2. Then right click on the "y" file.
3. In the context menu choose "What is locking this file?".
4. Lock Hunter will tell you what program is locking the file. (Repeat for each of the other suspect files.)
5. Tell us what Lock Hunter says.
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09 Aug 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This is the preferred method of posting pictures on this forum.

Many members including me do not want to wander around the internet to see the need information.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Filling in your My System Specs is also very helpful.

Use this tutorial by Brink to guide you.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Once we have this need information in the proper fashion it should help other members to give guidance.
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09 Aug 2015   #7
Ramboboy

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi I added them in attachments.

@margrave I tried lock hunter but it doesn't work it says unable to do it/ something is running so he can't ... I can't seem to find what makes these files and which processus is running for it...

https://gyazo.com/40564b9fe5be8d52054ff7eca0b3c3d1


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09 Aug 2015   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

A ttc file extension indicates True Type File collection.

TTF extension is a true type font file.
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10 Aug 2015   #9
Ramboboy

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

What does this means?
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