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Windows 7: Storage Space Rapidly Decreasing for no reason

30 Nov 2015   #11
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Inspect the size of every folder there on C drive by right clicking and viewing properties. Start a log of the folders by name, size and date. Check after a few days and see what is growing at the rate you describe. You need to do the leg work and narrow that down before I can even attempt to do much good.


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30 Nov 2015   #12
Humerus

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay, thank you. I actually wouldn't have thought to do that. I appreciate the help.
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30 Nov 2015   #13
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You are welcome and I guess we'll see you soon.
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30 Nov 2015   #14
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Use Wiztree and see where it shows your space is being used.
There is a portable zip download available, no install needed, unzip and run it.

Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

You can see what's in each folder by clicking on the + sign next to the folder.
You can save a screen print of Wiztree and later compare it to see what folders have a large change in space used.
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30 Nov 2015   #15
Humerus

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you for linking me to Wiztree David
I had already found that the space used in C:\User\Cesar\, was increasing steadily over time, though I haven't checked the folders and docs there as of yet.
Wiztree did find several docs called C:\Windows\logs\CBS\CbsPersist_(a string of numbers each beginning with "2015") They each take roughly 3GB with one close to 4GBs
It also found 2 docs, I think. The icon is a page with what I think are gears on it, one called "C:\pagefile.sys" taking up 8GBs, and the other, "C:\hiberfil.sys" taking up 6GBs
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30 Nov 2015   #16
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If you don't use hibernate you can disable it and that will delete the hiberfil.sys file.
Hibernate - Enable or Disable

With 8 GB RAM you probably don't need a large pagefile so you could manually set the size.
Try 1000 MB minimum and 8000 MB maximum.
If you do have any issues you can always change it, or set it back to automatic.
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

My CBS Logs folder is only 160 MB.
I don't know why yours is so large, maybe someone else that knows will post with advice.
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01 Dec 2015   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What is the size of this Skype file.
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01 Dec 2015   #18
Humerus

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Its actually just every skype profile picture I used in skype, I created the folder myself. It's about 35MB
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02 Dec 2015   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Humerus View Post
Its actually just every skype profile picture I used in skype, I created the folder myself. It's about 35MB
That is small. So that is not the culprit.
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03 Dec 2015   #20
sweetlivia

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

It seems your system has been attacked by some malware. You can turn to dll suite for your lost dll, but maybe you still need some anti-malware tool.
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