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Windows 7: Hardisk Space Full


22 Jul 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Hardisk Space Full

Last time i checked i had plenty of GBs free on my C:\ drive. today i got a low drive space message and i only had 180MB left. Something odd is happening in windows because i haven't installed anything lately.

Can anyone recommend a good place, or some programs, to start hunting for where the space is going?

Also i found a odd sized folder. (4.6GB)

C:\Users\Xisuma\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player

Ive also been having trouble with WMP12 > WMP12 Issues

thanks for your time


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22 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

If you're not interested in saving all of your System Restore points. You could free up space there. It will save your most recent save point though.

Type "Disk Cleanup" into Windows Search. Hit Enter.

Click on the Advanced Options. Select clean up System Restore Points. Then click OK. It may take a moment to complete.

You should be able to gain a few GB's by doing this.
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22 Jul 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do the following:

1. Run WinDirStat. That will tell you exactly what's on your disk - except for the shadowstorage
2. Run an elevated Command Prompt with the command vssadmin list shadowtorage. That will show how much space was allocated for restore points (shadows)

Come back with the results and we'll see what we can do about it. Snips of the left top pane of WinDirStat and the cmd window will help.
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22 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

How do you have your partitions set up? I see that you have several hard drives. Not sure which one is your main system drive and how you have it partitioned.
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23 Jul 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
If you're not interested in saving all of your System Restore points. You could free up space there. It will save your most recent save point though.

Type "Disk Cleanup" into Windows Search. Hit Enter.

Click on the Advanced Options. Select clean up System Restore Points. Then click OK. It may take a moment to complete.

You should be able to gain a few GB's by doing this.
unfortunately only 30MB
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23 Jul 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This will show you how to add Disk Cleanup to the context menu of all hard drives in the Windows 7 and Vista Computer window to make using Disk Cleanup easier to use on a selected hard drive.

Disk Cleanup - Add to Context Menu
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23 Jul 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do the following:

1. Run WinDirStat. That will tell you exactly what's on your disk - except for the shadowstorage
2. Run an elevated Command Prompt with the command vssadmin list shadowtorage. That will show how much space was allocated for restore points (shadows)

Come back with the results and we'll see what we can do about it. Snips of the left top pane of WinDirStat and the cmd window will help.
I don't use System restore

WinDirStat just crashes when i run then scan
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23 Jul 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
How do you have your partitions set up? I see that you have several hard drives. Not sure which one is your main system drive and how you have it partitioned.
C - 49.8GB
D - 465GB
E - 415GB (same drive as E)
F - 931GB (same drive as D)
G - 931GB
H - 931GB
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23 Jul 2010   #9

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do the following:

1. Run WinDirStat. That will tell you exactly what's on your disk - except for the shadowstorage
2. Run an elevated Command Prompt with the command vssadmin list shadowtorage. That will show how much space was allocated for restore points (shadows)

Come back with the results and we'll see what we can do about it. Snips of the left top pane of WinDirStat and the cmd window will help.
ignore my last message. It seems to not respond when running, but after leaving it on for long enough it finished what it was doing and i could use the program again

Imageshack - 20002530.jpg
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23 Jul 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Who has marked this as solved??? My problem hasn't been solved at all
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