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Windows 7: Computer HDD Low Disk Space Issue

11 Apr 2013   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The green area on the bottom is probably the page file. But what is the big blue area on the right. And also the few big purple areas.

Open the upper pane a bit more and then click on the big color areas. Then it will tell you in the upper pane what they are.


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11 Apr 2013   #12
Supercar Ace

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The green area on the bottom is probably the page file. But what is the big blue area on the right. And also the few big purple areas.

Open the upper pane a bit more and then click on the big color areas. Then it will tell you in the upper pane what they are.
Here's a closer look at the other pane


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11 Apr 2013   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This 12.9GB file is an installation file (wim). I would delete it. You can do that in WinDirStat by right clicking on it.

You did not say what the 2 green files and the purple ones are. It's hard to tell from the pic.
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11 Apr 2013   #14
Supercar Ace

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This 12.9GB file is an installation file (wim). I would delete it. You can do that in WinDirStat by right clicking on it.

You did not say what the 2 green files and the purple ones are. It's hard to tell from the pic.
The bottom horizontal on is the hyberfil.sys which I believe is the sytem hibernation file, and the vertical green one in the corner is pagefil.sys, I do not know what that file does.

The purple near the top center is emails from Windows Mail, which I used for work purposes.
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11 Apr 2013   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you don't use hibernation, get rid of the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off
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12 Apr 2013   #16
Supercar Ace

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Done. I got rid of both the 12 GB WIM file and turned off hibernation and got rid of the hiberfile. I'm still curious though as to where the rest of my memory is going...I still have 200 GB not accounted for....
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12 Apr 2013   #17
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I see that the text file, VLC file and Font collection take up well over a gig, not too mention your email and Vmachine, application files and local disk take up quote a bit of space as well. It looks like aside from the WIM file, you may need to do some spring cleaning as a lot of little things seem to be adding up. How many external drives to you use? Perhaps RAID may be in your future if you cannot delete many of these items, but want/need space
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12 Apr 2013   #18
Supercar Ace

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberkey1 View Post
I see that the text file, VLC file and Font collection take up well over a gig, not too mention your email and Vmachine, application files and local disk take up quote a bit of space as well. It looks like aside from the WIM file, you may need to do some spring cleaning as a lot of little things seem to be adding up. How many external drives to you use? Perhaps RAID may be in your future if you cannot delete many of these items, but want/need space
Yeah, I've deleted 1 GB's worth of emails to make some space. I use my virtual machine (for the XP Mode) but I may get rid of it to save some space. I'll be checking into the VLC file and other stuff on my local disk...Hopefully I can clear up a stable amount of space.

I have an 700 MB external had drive which I've backed all of my music, files, and other various things onto.
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12 Apr 2013   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Done. I got rid of both the 12 GB WIM file and turned off hibernation and got rid of the hiberfile. I'm still curious though as to where the rest of my memory is going...I still have 200 GB not accounted for....
That's a lot and it did not really show in WinDirStat nor in vssadmin. Are you sure it is that much. Did you check in disk management what the free space really is.
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12 Apr 2013   #20
Supercar Ace

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Done. I got rid of both the 12 GB WIM file and turned off hibernation and got rid of the hiberfile. I'm still curious though as to where the rest of my memory is going...I still have 200 GB not accounted for....
That's a lot and it did not really show in WinDirStat nor in vssadmin. Are you sure it is that much. Did you check in disk management what the free space really is.
Here's a quick screen shot:


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