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Windows 7: Windows 7 , C drive filling up on its own !!

06 Jul 2016   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Re install windows

Post a shot of Disk Management

And please fill in your specs, completely 100%



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06 Jul 2016   #12
prayagdave93

64 bit
 
 

Ok , thanks alot !
I'll try using this antivirus, also if this doesnt work ill have to re install windows.
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07 Jul 2016   #13
prayagdave93

64 bit
 
 

ok so i ran the antivirus and got rid of alot of viruses , malwares , spywares etc ( around 300 )
So after i did this i rand Windirstat again and still no change in size , also when i went in C drive and checked
for total space it excedded the C drive limit , the drive is of 97.5 Gb and its contents were 101 GB O.o
P.S. images below.

How do i clean all that space when i know the problem is in " common files " and i cant just delete them ?


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07 Jul 2016   #14
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

You may have removed the virus how ever you have not removed what the virus has done.
There is a saying that goes "the dog is barking up the wrong tree"
Use your time to re-install windows, as you have been told by very experienced people.
Then you need to involve your self with better knowledge on how to avoid Virus and Malware and also what is a better security against an infestation as you now have.
I am not trying to be rude to you as we have all been on this same learning curve in our pasts also.
You have done well :-)
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07 Jul 2016   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

In Windows (file) Explorer, select one of the files you can't delete.
Hold down the SHIFT key, and press the DELETE key (keyboard keys).
This should give you a message to "Permanently Delete" (the file will not be moved to the recycle bin).
If you get that message, click Yes, and see if that deletes the file.
Let us know if this works.

You're out of disk space, so nothing may work correctly in Windows.
imho, you're lucky Windows is starting with no free space.
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07 Jul 2016   #16
prayagdave93

64 bit
 
 

@ everyone thanks for your kind help , I could not fix this problem without formatting my whole computer and reinstalling windows , and thats what i did and now my computer is as good as new.

The reason i was bent up on not reinstalling was because i had lost my CD's and also lost my key.
anyways i ended up watching alot of videos and reading alot of blogs and in the end i feel like i learnt something new and this will also help me in the future ! So it was a good experience afterll
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07 Jul 2016   #17
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prayagdave93 View Post
@ everyone thanks for your kind help , I could not fix this problem without formatting my whole computer and reinstalling windows , and thats what i did and now my computer is as good as new.

The reason i was bent up on not reinstalling was because i had lost my CD's and also lost my key.
anyways i ended up watching alot of videos and reading alot of blogs and in the end i feel like i learnt something new and this will also help me in the future ! So it was a good experience afterll

There is a folder where it may have a lot of files of which some are small size files.

Location:

1. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp

2. Rename the username to your name of your account.

3. Select the whole path, including C:\ as this folder is in Windows, unless you had selected the C: drive.
Then paste it on the Top row of the Explorer where it have indicated, > Computer > and enter.

4. At Temp folder, select any file, and do "Ctrl A" which will highlights all files & folders in the Temp folder.

5. ***After all the files are highlighted, right-click anywhere in the selection that is highlighted.
Then Press+Hold the "Shift" key and use the mouse to select "Delete" and click.

6. This method is to delete (permanently) all the highlighted selection, so that these files do not go to the "Recycle Bin"
This means that you have permanently deleted all 'useless' files and not go to the recycle bin.

7. There will be a prompt to say that the file unable to delete, then click on "Skip" cause the file is active.
Normally one 1 or 2 files cannot be deleted.

8. Lastly, at the windows screen, right click on the "Recycle Bin" select "Empty Recycled Bin".

After you have done all these, you regain a lot of space.

Do take note of all these, as it will be helpful.
You can even no need to redo your C: drive as you have regain HDD storage space &or free up more space.

For both "Empty Recycled Bin" and that "Temp" folders, try to do it regularly to regain the storage space.

Sometimes if you want to remove/delete (permanently) certain files, , refer to pt 5.
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07 Jul 2016   #18
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

"Hard drive filling up on its own"???
Welcome to MS Windows!
Every day you run your computer, Windows will create JUNK files that will NEVER be removed, till YOU remove them.

I've taken dozens of service calls, where the complaint was "my PC is running so slow, I can't stand it any longer" (or some such verbiage)

First I tweak the OS for maximum efficiency, and then I start cleaning out the junk.
I use a little "Temp File Cleaner" that was written by a govt. IT specialist. It gets rid of at least 90% of the junk files on any PC. Then I run "WinUtilities" which finishes up the cleaning operation and then scans the registry for out of date and just plain BAD entries.
And, just for grins and giggles, I run Windows own "Disk Cleanup" in the Extended mode.*
* How to do that has been well documented on several Internet forums.

It's specifically designed to clean up Windows system areas.

Then I look at what's being loaded and run when the PC boots up. Cleaning up that area is mandatory for a good running PC.

With all that done, most people will tell me that their PC "didn't run that good when it was new".
I know....because a new PC is loaded with SAFE Defaults, that can seriously cripple its speed and efficiency.

But PC maintenance is not a once in a lifetime thing....it's something that should be done, like, weekly to keep a PC in really good operating condition.

For myself and my customers, I put my little "Temp File Cleaner" in our 'Startup' folder for a daily cleanup. I leave an icon (shortcut) to the Extended Mode "Disk Cleanup" on the desktop so it can be run as a part of a weekly maintenance procedure.

PC's should receive regular maintenance, just like a car, airplane, or any other High Tech piece of equipment. Failure to perform regular maintenance, is just looking for (creating) problems.

Cheers Mates!
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