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Windows 7: Hard drive suddenly full

08 Oct 2014   #1
Eamane

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Hard drive suddenly full

Hi,

My hard drive is really full. I have only got less than 3 GB space. I have tried deleting all the unwanted programs, files. It still stays full.

Please help.


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08 Oct 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

Download Tree Size Free from the above link. It will show you where the space is being used.
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08 Oct 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Also check the shadowstorage. The command in an elevated command prompt is:

vssadmin list shadowstorage
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08 Oct 2014   #4
Eamane

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

Download Tree Size Free from the above link. It will show you where the space is being used.
This showed that Crashplan was using over 300 GB for backup archives. After uninstalling the software and removing the archives, I have got lots of space free now.

Thank you.
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08 Oct 2014   #5
Eamane

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Also check the shadowstorage. The command in an elevated command prompt is:

vssadmin list shadowstorage
This showed:
Used Shadow Copy Storage space 4%.
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space 4%.
Maximum Shadow Copy Space 5%


But after deleting my backup archives, the values changed:
Used Shadow Copy Storage space 1%.
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space 1%.
Maximum Shadow Copy Space 5%
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