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Windows 7: I need an efficient way of freeing up space on my HDD

10 Oct 2013   #1
skeletal

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
I need an efficient way of freeing up space on my HDD

I only have 13 out of 450gb free and that is just way too low, but when I go to control panel to uninstall programs, the sizes are tiny. I also don't want to go searching through every folder to find stuff that takes up space. Is there like a program that can sort out every file by size? That would be perfect.


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10 Oct 2013   #2
marym1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit sp1
 
 

See if some programs are taking more space than others and decide if you want to keep them or not. Files like movies or 500 songs normally take a lot size and can be deleted if not needed. This will free up much space.

Check these and delete one by one:
http://www.businessinsider.com/7-way...ve-2011-2?op=1

http://www.macworld.com/article/1165...ive_space.html

http://www.mindgems.com/products/Fol...lder-Size.html (Free)
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11 Oct 2013   #3
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

We have many excellent tutorials here at the Forums. Written by some very knowledgeable people. Heres one on freeing up disk space,just click on the link.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
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11 Oct 2013   #4
Abhishek1108

Windows 7 Professional x64 Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marym1 View Post
See if some programs are taking more space than others and decide if you want to keep them or not. Files like movies or 500 songs normally take a lot size and can be deleted if not needed. This will free up much space.
As he said first you can follow these steps and then you can follow these:

1. CCleaner-a very comprehensive tool which will not only help you delete temporary files but also do many maintenance tasks-http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
2. SpaceSniffer-a portable program that will graphically show you folders taking up the most space. If you click a folder it will show subfolders in that occupying most space and so on. Using this you can get an idea of space in your pc-http://download.cnet.com/SpaceSniffer/3000-18512_4-10913555.html
3. Duplicate Cleaner-it will find duplicates of files and folders in your computer and you can free space using this-http://www.digitalvolcano.co.uk/duplicatecleaner.html
4. Finally use tips on this post in howtogeek- 7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows

Hope you find this helpful

Abhishek
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15 Mar 2014   #5
Peanut99

Vista 32-bit Home Premium
 
 
WinDirStat

I find WinDirStat to be really helpful for cases like this. What's great about it is that you can see what types of files are taking up the most space, sometimes it can be surprising.

If you know what's taking up chunks of space, then you can more easily re-organize your folders or delete some stuff. There's a guide for it here.
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