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

10 May 2015   #1
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 
Laptop hard drive space disappearing the longer its on.

So yeah turns out i got another hard drive problem.

This is a 750GB HDD which is pretty much down to its last 10 or so GB... Mainly because of all the videos n such i have on this thing even though i have them on eternal i dont want to risk losing it all...

Anyways i checked disk cleanup and it turns out my temp folder is taing out 11GB and i have no idea why its taking so much of that space. I have taken a screenshot of the most used options that are provided by disc clean up and i wanted to know if its safe to get rid of all the options shown in the screen shot. Would playing some flash or java games in web browser be stored in the temp folder (if they were saved on the hard drive and then opened in a web browser by double clicking the SWF file (Is there a way to see whats in the temp folder to make sure i have everything?)




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10 May 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey, not sure about the flash/java games but all options are safe to use. At most you have to re-download such games? If you check windows update cleanup you won't be able to uninstall those updates and there are a few bugged updates that come back to windows update even though you already have them installed.
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10 May 2015   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

What antivirus are you using ?

Try WizTree (free) and see if it helps show where space is used.
They have a portable zip available, so no installation needed.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
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10 May 2015   #4
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Hey, not sure about the flash/java games but all options are safe to use. At most you have to re-download such games? If you check windows update cleanup you won't be able to uninstall those updates and there are a few bugged updates that come back to windows update even though you already have them installed.
Which updates are bugged? i dont think ive installed windows updates since i got this laptop 3 years ago


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
What antivirus are you using ?

Try WizTree (free) and see if it helps show where space is used.
They have a portable zip available, so no installation needed.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
Im using MSE,
I know my folder using most folder which contains my downloads, videos, vmware images (i think i deleted those though) I think ive used this program before, but anyways whenever i watch a video or something on the net or even just the computer idling it seems the computer is using the space, i think at one point resetting seemed to restore some of the lost space but sometimes it doesnt either which confuses the hell outta me.

I noticed in the temp folder there was also some opera web browser folders in there i think, if i deleted the temp folder would i lose my tabs bookmarks history etc?
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10 May 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I wouldn't think bookmarks are kept in a temp folder, but i don't use Opera.
If it's open tabs, those might be in temp.
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10 May 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Here check this thread Two Repeating Updates - KB3021952 & KB3032359 for bugged updates. Also you are taking a great risk not updating your windows install, any reason you are avoiding the windows update?
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01 Jun 2015   #7
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Here check this thread Two Repeating Updates - KB3021952 & KB3032359 for bugged updates. Also you are taking a great risk not updating your windows install, any reason you are avoiding the windows update?
Sorry for the long wait. Yeah the last time I did a windows update on my laptop it took me a day trying to get it back into working order and it really annoyed me. Now I just did a full scan using MSE and it found something called bin.exe or something similar. I don't exactly know what the virus was called though p.block or something. It didn't even save it in history just removed it and when I restarted my laptop to get rid of it did 3gb of my HDD space just disappeared! I think I can regain if it I use system restores "Microsoft antimalware checkpoint" but im sure that it would just bring that back. Im wondering why it took 3gb of my hard drive space with it...

Also with disk cleanup it seems quite a bite are caused by sound files from flash on the web. But most of em seem to be .tmp .json and other extensions I haven't heard of
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02 Jun 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Every time you go to a website it stores web pages on your hard drive, you have to use disk cleanup every day. If not the data just keeps piling up.

Check mark every box then click delete files.
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02 Jun 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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.
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02 Jun 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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.
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