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Windows 7: My C: Disk Reduce it self

14 Nov 2014   #1
Albert Christo

Windwos 7 32bit
 
 
My C: Disk Reduce it self

i don't know
yesterday my C: disk Reduce it self from 200 to 136 (Freespace)
i scan use Anti Malware Bytes, theres no virus
Please reply soon


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14 Nov 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 tell you how the space is being used.

Have you used Windows Disk Cleanup? It helps to clean out temporary files and keep the used space to a minimum.
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14 Nov 2014   #3
Albert Christo

Windwos 7 32bit
 
 

Ummmmmmmm
I think "System Volume Information" do this
can i delete it?

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14 Nov 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Repeat: Have you used Windows Disk Cleanup?

How many System Restore points do you have?

The amount of space used by System Restore points is adjustable. How much space are you allowing?

10 GB is usually plenty. You may have it set for 40 or 50 or 60 GB.

You can find out by entering this command at an elevated command prompt:

vssadmin list shadowstorage
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15 Nov 2014   #5
Albert Christo

Windwos 7 32bit
 
 

Quote:
How many System Restore points do you have?


Quote:
Have you used Windows Disk Cleanup?
Yes, but it clean 1 GB (137GB)
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15 Nov 2014   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You are using 53 GB for System Restore points and that could become as much as 146 GB according to that picture.

I seriously doubt you need to devote that much space to it.

See the pictures below. I have 10 restore points dating back to October 27. They use a total of 6.53 GB. My PC is set to use a maximum of 7.45 GB.

You can adjust the amount by using the slider shown next to "max usage". If you move the slider to the left, you will probably lose some of your older restore points, but how many do you want?? Ten is more than enough for me.


Go to Control Panel/system/system protection/configure

Go to Control Panel/system/system protection/system restore/next and check "show more restore points".


Post screen shots of what you see.


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17 Nov 2014   #7
Albert Christo

Windwos 7 32bit
 
 

What if i delete all system restore point? (sorry slow respond)
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17 Nov 2014   #8
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Albert Christo View Post
What if i delete all system restore point? (sorry slow respond)
Don't delete them yourself manually. Best and easiest to just let Disk Cleanup delete "all but the most recent restore point" for you. That will clean things up right now, and get you down to just one restore point for now.

After you let Disk Cleanup scan for things to delete (shown on the Disk Cleanup tab), there is also a "more options" tab. On that second tab, at the bottom there is a CLEANUP button. If you press it you're requesting the deletion of all restore points except for the most recent one.




Remember, as was already pointed out earlier, you should review your "System Protection" configuration for restore points, to limit how many Windows retains as measured by how much hard drive storage you're willing to allocate for this purpose. Once that limit is reached Windows now begins to automatically purge the oldest restore points to make room for the newly created ones.

So you need to have that value set at a reasonable modest amount that can handle probably no more than 7-8 at most, since it's usually only the very last restore point (or maybe the one before that) you'll go back to in order to try to recover from a disaster.
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