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Windows 7: Hard Drive Clean Up

13 Dec 2013   #11
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Click on C/Windows and scroll down to Temp


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13 Dec 2013   #12
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Done, a few were from this week, but i done CTRL+A right clicked, properties to see the size and it only amounts to 36.6mb not 10.4gb
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13 Dec 2013   #13
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

That is fine i did think over 10 Gb was a tad on the large size
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13 Dec 2013   #14
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

So its safe to go ahead and delete?
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13 Dec 2013   #15
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes if they are older than a week
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13 Dec 2013   #16
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Okay cheers buddy!
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13 Dec 2013   #17
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

They are, after all, temporary files.........

CCleaner might give you more details, but I suspect that you have a windows.old folder.
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13 Dec 2013   #18
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I actually dont have a windows.old folder buddy! not that i know of anyway!
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13 Dec 2013   #19
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Do you still have 10 GB of temporary files or did you bite the bullet and clean them up?

An 'update' or 'refresh' of the OS might have created the windows.old folder for you. If that is what is eating up the 10 GB, change your folder view so you can see hidden system files - should be C:\windows.old
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13 Dec 2013   #20
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Just deleted them, nothings acting different so far, i checked my hdd space before hand and it was 190gb free, done the delete and it was estimating around 11gb of free space added, it added 3gb lol
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