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11 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Help computer using too much space!

Hello i have recently come across too much disk space being used on my computer when i use websites, im not sure weather it is youtube or not but when im watching a video the disk space decreases

How can i fix this problem?

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11 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hello and welcome to the forums Iannaruto,

Use these software to track down where your hard drive space is going to:-

WinDirStat - Permalinks to downloads and other content

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

Both are freeware and user friendly.
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11 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thank you for the welcome!

And i have ran the WinDirStat, Not sure what this black box thing is next to <Files>

Cant post a picture without URL?
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11 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Upload a screenshot from WinDirStat and TreeSizeFree showing your problem using these tutorials:-

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
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11 Jul 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Welcome to Sevenforums from me as well, Ian!

In Computer, do the harddrive(s) appear to be near/at max capacity? Sometimes malware can cause problems in this area. Perform a full scan with your updated antivirus software. If you would like an extra backup in this area, try out Malwarebytes free in addition to your antivirus program. It can perform a manual full scan that is quite good: Malwarebytes : Thank you!

If you are only having this trouble with internet explorer, try resetting it. Internet options>Advanced tab>Reset. You can unmark the box that deletes your personal data so that you keep all your favorites, etc.
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11 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

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11 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Its mainly when i watch youtube videos on google chrome it starts decreasing
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11 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

It looks like you have two Windows old folders from a previous installation of Windows that are consuming a lot of the space on your drive!

If you've already backed up/restored all the files and folders that you wanted from a previous installation of Windows, you can safely delete those two folders to gain back a massive amount of space!
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11 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

How can i do that?
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11 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Firstly, check those two folders (Windows.old) for anything you might want to keep, and back them up to a different folder on either the same drive or a different one.

Then use Disk Cleanup to delete those folders by following this tutorial:-

Windows.old Folder - Delete
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