Quote: Originally Posted by kidicarus
I've had Seven installed for a about 6 months, two days ago I got a message saying I was running low on hard drive space, so I have allocated another 10 gig from my other partition, but I'm sill somehow losing space, with the pc idle, not downloading, if I go to the list of drives and refresh I can see the space going down, yesterday I had 9 GB free, its now gone down to 7, so can anyone explain where its going? I have turned off system restore and protection so I dont think its that, anyhelp would be appreciated.
Hi kidicarus and welcome to the forums,
Have you turned on any logging recently, such as antivirus or network logging? Outside of the shadow copies that richc46 mentioned, log files swamping your disk space can occur.
Another culprit maybe any drive clearing programs that you might have installed and scheduled. I'm talking about the sort that wipe all free space back to zero or random letters.
I've attached a little program that will show you what is taking up the space on your computer. Extract it from the zip file, install it and run. You can then see the file/s taking up the space and perhaps put a stop to it.