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Windows 7: "local user profile" size is reported as >73GB

12 Jan 2010   #1
CURaven

Win 7
 
 
"local user profile" size is reported as >73GB


I'm sure that seems excessive to everyone, it does to me. I'm not having problems, per se. I was just shocked. Should I care?
I'm using CC on a semi-regular basis. I've re-located "most" of my user folders to a separate drive from the system disk. I still let "My Documents" live on the system drive. That said, it's size is reported to be much less: 8.7GB vs 73GB.

Should I just move on here or do I have a performance sapping issue that should be addressed?

TIA


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12 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Try using a drive mapping tool such as Windirstat to see where your space is going.
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12 Jan 2010   #3
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Download the 600k program if you're concerned.

WinDirStat - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

It will show you exactly what you have and you can decide if you need to make any changes.

That does seem excessive. Good luck
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12 Jan 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

One guess Did you delete your windows.old file. That file takes up a lot of HD space.
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