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Windows 7: Need help with AppData folder

06 Mar 2010   #1
hqtrang

Windows 7
 
 
Need help with AppData folder

Both my laptop and PC are running out of space in the drive C. Turned out the AppData/Local folder was taking up too much space (more than half of the total of the drive). But then when I selected all the files and folders in the AppData/Local folder, right click/Properties, it said the size was only 250MB.


So what exactly is it that's taking up all the space? And how can I get rid of it?


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06 Mar 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome

A lot of space is taken up by shadow copies.

Go to computer icon>click>right click on c drive>properties> disc clean up> system files.

You will get a lot of space returned.
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06 Mar 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello hqtrang, welcome to Seven Forums!



There's some very good suggestions to optimize Windows 7 in the tutorial at the link below.

Optimize Windows 7
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08 Mar 2010   #4
hqtrang

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your posts. I tried Disk Cleanup (again, because I already did that when I found out about my drive C running out of space) but it didn't free up much (just a few hundreds of MB)
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08 Mar 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Sorry that our suggestions did not work as planned. Why not give this software a try.

CCleaner - Home
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09 Jul 2012   #6
Xaphyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
App Data Space

I have the same problem, my appData folder is currently 15G, I found that 14 of that is in my premier pro Metadata Caches. So if your running something similar it may be some kind of caching data for a hefty program.
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13 Mar 2013   #7
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you use itunes and make backups of your idevices such as ipod or ipad, that can take up a lot of space. If you have a 64gb ipad and it's filled with data 100%, then you will have a 64gb backup file in your appdata folder pertaining to that ipad backup. Same goes for ipod backups.
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