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

20 Oct 2011   #21
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
The command window will automatically be opened with administrative privileges.
Not on my system. I need to right click CMD in the list and "Run as Administrator".

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Are you circumventing security measures?
-DG




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20 Oct 2011   #22
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

No...This is a feature of the Run... option in the start menu. You get a little window into which you can enter the .exe or .bat/.cmd or whatever else you want to run (or just browse for it).

That window even states "The task will be created with administrative privileges."

No hack, it's always been this way.
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21 Oct 2011   #23
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

OK I tried that. (I had to add the Run... command to my start menu first)

What happened to the Run command?

But no matter if I use that or invoke the dialog through Win-R I just get the "normal" CMD like above, when I used the search line.
So I assume you switched off UAC or modified something else Or you're simply logged in the Admin account.
That's OK. We're off topic as is and I don't want every command automatically running with admin privileges anyways, I was just curious.

-DG
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21 Oct 2011   #24
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Ah, well, I've just always known my Run option in the Start menu to do it this way. You're right though - I have UAC disabled and am running with admin privileges.

So...how's it coming with that full HD? *looks at OP*
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16 Feb 2012   #25
aixzer

32 bit Windows 7
 
 

er... hai, sorry, it's me again. Em, this time around, even with the hibernation file deleted, but my hardisk capacity keeps depleting. How do I overcome this? I installed the CCleaner as well but it failed. I don't really know what to.
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16 Feb 2012   #26
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Well, there are obviously a few programs that store information on your c drive.
So your options now are (not necessarily in that order)
#1) get a bigger drive (your HDD is the smallest drive i've seen in years
#2) uninstall stuff you don't urgently need (that includes any mp3s, desktop backgrounds and youtube clips etc. obviously)
#3)keep using CCleaner on a regular base

-DG
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16 Feb 2012   #27
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aixzer View Post
er... hai, sorry, it's me again. Em, this time around, even with the hibernation file deleted, but my hardisk capacity keeps depleting. How do I overcome this? I installed the CCleaner as well but it failed. I don't really know what to.
Download and run Windirstat, which should reveal which files and directories are taking up space.

WinDirStat - Permalinks to downloads and other content
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22 Feb 2012   #28
aixzer

32 bit Windows 7
 
 

I already ran the TreeSize Free program, and I found out the applications that I used, like Spotify, accumulates the space of the hardisk, and I don't really know which file I should delete manually. I often use the CCleaner but failed at latter stage, because it keeps increasing. How should I go about? How am I supposed to know which file can be deleted without affecting the performance of the computer? Cheers
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