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Windows 7: HDD Space Disappearing

26 Jul 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

BB,
Here's the link to CCleaner:
CCleaner
CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Free. CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC.
Removes unused files, can clean traces of your online activities, contains a registry cleaner.


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26 Jul 2010   #12
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
BB,

Run Disk Cleanup.
WIN key | type Disk Cleanup |Enter key
Select to delete all restore points except for the very last one.


Download, install, run CCleaner.


Now how much free space on the drive?
Looking good,system restore had used it thanks very much I could'nt work out where it went
Much Thanks
Bright Blessings


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26 Jul 2010   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

BB,
Glad to have been of assistance and to hear that you've recovered the vanishing space. Thanks for getting back to us with the results.
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26 Jul 2010   #14
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

You guys are much braver than I am. I would never let a program like Disk Cleanup make decisions about which files to delete for me. I'd rather use the Windirstat program I mentioned to analyze disk space and then do cleanup manually.
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26 Jul 2010   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

strollin,
Please take a look at Disk Cleanup.

You will see that you can control what is and isn't deleted.

Disk Cleanup is a part of Windows 7 and was extensively tested and evaluated during the pre-beta and beta phases of Windows 7.
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26 Jul 2010   #16
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Disk Cleanup has been part of Windows for many releases now and I still would never use it. Call me old school but I'm just not that trusting when it comes to deleting files from my system..
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26 Jul 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello BB, glad you found a solution.





PS, I thought the SR disk space issue went away with Vista.
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26 Jul 2010   #18
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello BB, glad you found a solution.





PS, I thought the SR disk space issue went away with Vista.
Yes I thought win7 deleted old restore points as new ones were created. btw would you know of a third party application that I could use to selectively delete restore points.

Bright Blessings To All
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26 Jul 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Not right off hand but what I would do is set it to around 4GB and use the info in the tutorial at the link below to create fresh/new SR points whenever the PC is booted or re-booted, there's also an option at Step 4A to create one whenever needed; besides, restore points become less reliably as they they get older.


System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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