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Windows 7: Local Disk C is running out of space

22 Jun 2011   #11
baraka607

Windows 7 HOME PREMIUM 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, here you have your answer. You have a lot of junk in Appdata > Local. Have a look what it is. Be aware that Appdata is a hidden folder which you have to unhide ( in Organize > Folders and search options > View tab).
thanx buddy for keeping helping, you this problem started yesterday after i have shrink the volume because i wanted to partition the hard drive but before that it was doing okay.... is there any relation from what i have done yesterday?! thanx


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22 Jun 2011   #12
baraka607

Windows 7 HOME PREMIUM 64-bit
 
 

is it right the users folder to have this big amount of space used while i have installed few softwares and there is no any multimedia files in there? look at the attchment and how to free it up


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22 Jun 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. shrinking the partition (with Disk Management) should not have that effect.
2. Of course it is the User folder that has that size because the Appdata folder is part of the User folder.
3. Did you open the Appdata folder to see what is in it?
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22 Jun 2011   #14
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

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hi friends, am having this problem with my p8 packard bell that the local disk C is running out of space while the laptop is new and i havent put anything to make it full. i have tried to turn off the system restore point but still no space. please help me to solve this friends.
DO NOT turn off System Restore. As surely as you do, you will need it and regret the choice.
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22 Jun 2011   #15
ITGuy505

Windows XP Pro x86, Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Windows 7 Pro x64, Win2k3, Win2k8, Ubuntu
 
 

I would take a look at the AppData folder in WinDirStat to see what programs are taking up so much space. That seems like a lot of space for an AppData folder unless you have a ton of large applications installed.
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22 Jun 2011   #16
baraka607

Windows 7 HOME PREMIUM 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
1. shrinking the partition (with Disk Management) should not have that effect.
2. Of course it is the User folder that has that size because the Appdata folder is part of the User folder.
3. Did you open the Appdata folder to see what is in it?
I have try to take a look at appdata folder and here is the list
1. Local
2. LocalLow
3. Roaming
So which one to delete here?!
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22 Jun 2011   #17
ITGuy505

Windows XP Pro x86, Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Windows 7 Pro x64, Win2k3, Win2k8, Ubuntu
 
 

I would not delete any of the folders. Check the sizes and see what programs are using all of the space then uninstall them. Or maybe there is something in there taking up space that shouldn't be in there. Expand those folders in WinDirStat to check.
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22 Jun 2011   #18
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Uninstalling programs won't help, as ALL of them always leave some garbage behind.

@baraka, why not just install Ccleaner, run a scan for leftover files, and safely delete them? Since you apparently have no idea what you're doing, it's better not to delete stuff on your own.
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22 Jun 2011   #19
ITGuy505

Windows XP Pro x86, Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Windows 7 Pro x64, Win2k3, Win2k8, Ubuntu
 
 

So if a program uses 5GB and you uninstall it, but it leaves .5GB behind, then it doesn't help at all? I agree with your CCleaner suggestion, though if the programs are actually what is taking up space then CCleaner won't remove the files. I agree that it will probably help though and perhaps it is the temp folder that is using the space, hence why I suggested checking the AppData folder in WinDirStat.
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22 Jun 2011   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

From your WinDirStat analysis it appears to be the "Local" folder that has all the junk. So why don't you open it and post what is in it. If you do not know how to open it, post back. But do NOT delete any folders yet.
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