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Windows 7: running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space


11 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space

My solid state drive is half full of with and unknown CAB file (see attached WinDirStat report. I'm running out of space. I've disabled imaging and everything else that I can find to disable and have all data on my D drive which is setup with 2 drives 1 TB each for a total storage space of 1 TB. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! The attached screen shot from yesterday has the file size at 66.3 and today it is at 67.5. Looks like computer cancer.

Thanks so much for considering this.




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11 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

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Please reattach your WinDirStat report properly using this following guide:-

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Alternatively, you could also generate a screenshot of your WinDirStat window and upload it for our perusal using this guide:-

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11 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Probably not a .cab.
See this
Huge Unknown .Cab File taking up my entire hard drive. - Microsoft Answers

and this

Massive unknown.cab file

See if they can ring a bell.
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11 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

TreeSize finally finished working and it shows 1,919,191 files of 4 to 72KB each. See attached snip.


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11 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjvvbb View Post
TreeSize finally finished working and it shows 1,919,191 files of 4 to 72KB each. See attached snip.
Look into the links Victor provided above, i think they'll help you figure the problem out..
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11 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

this may be on the way to being solved. TreeSize helped me see the files that were hidden by Windows and enabled me to safely delete. There are so many files, that it will probably take some time. Thanks to you folks who responded to this so quickly.
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