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Windows 7: Whats taking up hard drive space?

12 Aug 2009   #1
Bituser

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Whats taking up hard drive space?

I need a program that will tell me whats taking up hard drive space. Like a list of biggest files etc


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12 Aug 2009   #2
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Well if you run the disk clean up tool that comes with W7, before you delete anything, it will tell you the size of numerous and various categories of files/folders it can delete and the amount of space it can recover for you.

It's possible you have a big windows.old file with backed up data created during the W7 installation. I believe the disk clean up tool will allow you to delete that file, among others, if you want.

It is found in: Start, all programs, accessories, system tools, disk cleanup

Also, if you want to recover more disk space, you can go into system restore and there is a slider there that will allow you to adjust the amount of disk space you want to allow system restore to use. I have mine set for 10 GB, but you could certainly get away with letting it use much less space. Probably 3 to 5 GB would be adequate for most users.
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12 Aug 2009   #3
TGSoldier

 
 

Treesize lists your files for your and lets you know what's taking up the most amount of space...

Here's a download link.

https://www.jam-software.de/customer...75e4073c955b28

Hope this helps :)
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12 Aug 2009   #4
Rothchild

Win7 Ult x32 7600
 
 

PerfectDisk 10 has a Space Explorer and Space Reports that might do something along those lines. You can get a 30 day trial of it. It's a great defrag program.
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12 Aug 2009   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

WinDirStat is free and will also give you the info you want
WinDirStat - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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12 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fastboy42 View Post
I need a program that will tell me whats taking up hard drive space. Like a list of biggest files etc
FB

Treesize pro will do that and a whole lot more

Ken
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12 Aug 2009   #7
Bituser

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks Guys,
I'm trying Tree Size
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13 Aug 2009   #8
Dave Hedgehog

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Space monger is a good one. Although not tried it on win7.

Available on Hirens boot disk 9.1 (and i'm sure all versions since 9.1 aswell)

No thrills in terms of graphics, but very clear with the information it displays :)

*edit*

http://download.cnet.com/3001-2248_4...03c57f0968b3f4

as i said i have not tested it on win7
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13 Aug 2009   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fastboy42 View Post
Thanks Guys,
I'm trying Tree Size
that's my choice as well. i run it at home and work
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