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Windows 7: Losing A Lot Of Space

17 Jan 2015   #1
Thornz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Losing A Lot Of Space

Hi, everyday I lose space on my drive. I formatted my PC and I had a reasonable amount of space left. But now I can't install anything due to small space. I've tried everything to clean space but nothing works. Any
suggestions would be grateful!

Thanks for the help!


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17 Jan 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Check how much space is used for Restore Points.
Some people have a problem where Avast sets the Max Usage to 50%.
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Try using WirDirStat to see where the space is being used.
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
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17 Jan 2015   #3
Thornz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I got WinDirStat a while back but I still couldn't see what was going on. Anyway, thanks for helping!
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17 Jan 2015   #4
Thornz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It actually helped. Thanks again!
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17 Jan 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome and glad to hear it helped.

Was it Restore Points using too much space ?
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17 Jan 2015   #6
Thornz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah it was. Now I have enough space!
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17 Jan 2015   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

It could be the Avast NG option causing the issue, if you're using it.
Keep on eye on the Max Storage setting, or consider removing NG ?
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17 Jan 2015   #8
Thornz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What is Avast NG?
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17 Jan 2015   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Basically it's a Sandbox or Avast Virtual Machine.

If you look in Avast Tools you should be able to see if you have it installed.
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17 Jan 2015   #10
Thornz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh yeah I do have a sandbox. I will probably uninstall as I never use it.
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