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Windows 7: My Hardisk is Full even after Files Deleted and Program Uninstalled

19 Oct 2011   #11
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Click on the start orb then right click on Computer and go to MANAGE
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19 Oct 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aixzer View Post
disk management layout? hm, where can i find this?
Another method:

Click the Start button and type dsk in the Search field.

Under the Programs list click "Create and format hard disk partitions" which will open the Disk Management window.

Make sure you expand it to full size then post it using the Snipping Tool.
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19 Oct 2011   #13
aixzer

32 bit Windows 7
 
 

Okay, I have uploaded it, thanks for the tips by the way


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19 Oct 2011   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You don't have much free space on D that you could add to C.

The usual suspects responsible for a growing C are System Restore, the page file, or the hibernation file.

You can control the size of the first two. You can eliminate the last one entirely if you don't use hibernation.

You might also be able to get some space back by using Disk Cleanup.

But, really, you have a small drive. I'd bite the bullet and get a larger drive.
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19 Oct 2011   #15
aixzer

32 bit Windows 7
 
 

okay, noted, so, I shud delete the file at the location in hard drive?
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19 Oct 2011   #16
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

If you mean the hibernation file, no you can't just delete it. It must be disabled by opening a command prompt with administrative privileges and typing powercfg -h off - this will disable hibernation and delete hiberfil.sys from your C: drive automatically.
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19 Oct 2011   #17
aixzer

32 bit Windows 7
 
 

okay, noted. By the way, how can I open the command prompt? I found out there's another way of disabling the hibernate file from one of the links too
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19 Oct 2011   #18
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Command prompt should be available among your list of programs as shown from the start menu. Look at the various categories.
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19 Oct 2011   #19
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

The easiest way is to open your Start menu, click on Run and then just type cmd. The command window will automatically be opened with administrative privileges.
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19 Oct 2011   #20
aixzer

32 bit Windows 7
 
 

"i cant seem to run...run" okay, haha,kidding, pun intended. Em, thanks, got it. Will try to do it. I actually installed the CCleaner and it deleted all the unnecessary files, before this I had like 20MB now I have 1.5GB free. I will try to do other methods as well
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