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Windows 7: Laptop hard drive space disappearing the longer its on.

02 Jun 2015   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Alright, some searching show Chrome use 320MB max cache limit as default

At browser address bar: chrome://net-internals/#httpCache
(Down a bit) - Max Cache: 355,544,320

No need to worry


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02 Jun 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

MajorFoley I noticed you don't have SP-1 installed.

SP-1 and many other updates should be installed.
You are going to have to have more room on your "C" partition.
Either move some things to another drive or get a bigger drive.

Windows 7 needs about 10% free space at all times to work properly.

Their are no magic work around for a lack of space problem.

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Computer type PC/Desktop
OS windows 7 build 7600
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03 Jun 2015   #13
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Hmm, it shouldn't pile up, default is 250MB for IE, no?
I don't know about other browsers.

Temp folder can pile up though.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yep, look at that temp folder , it`s 10.9 GB

Who`s to say he`s using Explorer, I use Chrome and clear the history all the time, that stuff builds up.
Yeah I tend to use multiple browsers at times cos some websites don't work as well as the others but chrome is also giving me issues at the moment. I mean sometimes when I shut down and turn on the space comes back and sometimes it doesn't. Even when I don't do anything space seems to be disappearing. I think im gonna do another scan with malware bytes to be sure

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
MajorFoley I noticed you don't have SP-1 installed.

SP-1 and many other updates should be installed.
You are going to have to have more room on your "C" partition.
Either move some things to another drive or get a bigger drive.

Windows 7 needs about 10% free space at all times to work properly.

Their are no magic work around for a lack of space problem.

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Computer type PC/Desktop
OS windows 7 build 7600
I need to change that actually my computer does have SP1 ever since I changed hard drives, but this is my laptop not my computer that's giving me the trouble both are running SP1

I also just ran ccleaner and found nvidia install files taking 2gb of my space for some reason guess it might have been GeForce experience.

If IE has a maximum cache of 250MB would watching streams/videos count towards it and delete anything previous or add up?
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30 Jun 2015   #14
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

So guys is there a way to track where the temporary files came from? I would like to find out where a bunch of mp3s and documents files came from before emptying my temporary folder. Because im also losing system restore points now
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30 Jun 2015   #15
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

you can use this software to track down the things that eats your storage.
TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs
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30 Jun 2015   #16
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShoTTaS View Post
you can use this software to track down the things that eats your storage.
TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs
Yeah im currently using this one windirstat. Apparently in some movies I ripped from my blu ray and rared up they are both taking a whopping 8 gb each. so I got 5 folders full of 16gb each. I'm deleting the movie files while keeping the rars and I pretty much saved myself 40gb there.

But still do you have an answer to my other question? is there a way to track where files stored in temp folder come from?
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30 Jun 2015   #17
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

are you the only one using the computer?
You can type this %temp% on your search bar.
that will lead you to temporary files folder.
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30 Jun 2015   #18
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShoTTaS View Post
are you the only one using the computer?
You can type this %temp% on your search bar.
that will lead you to temporary files folder.
Yup i'm aware on how to get there I just want to find out where the files came from on the net.
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30 Jun 2015   #19
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

See Windows Temporary Files - FAQ for a short description of Temp files.
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05 Aug 2015   #20
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

alright well last question. Does any browser (and i mean all of em) use an form of saving in temp folders (tabs, history, etc) before i clean the temp folder.
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