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Windows 7: Hard drive partitioning question

27 Oct 2012   #11
Frum Pilot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Beats me? But i did a quick look on the c drive and my user folder (my name) is taking up 12+ Gb. The folder appdata is taking a good bite of that with 7.5 GB.
I don't know what that folder 's for

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28 Oct 2012   #12


Run CCleaner to clean out Temp program staging files that are no longer needed.

You can also clean out the Temp files in each AppData folder manually. Unhide the files at Control Panel>Folder Options>View and delete the folder contents.
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28 Oct 2012   #13
Frum Pilot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Thanks for the info, but I'm a novice to win 7 and I'm afraid of messing up my sytem not knowing what's important
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28 Oct 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If you run WinDirStat, you'll know exactly what's on your Partition. But it will not show the shadowstorage. For that you have to run this cmd command: vssadmin list shadowstorage
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28 Oct 2012   #15


Then run CCleaner at defaults: CCleaner 3.19.1721 -

Post back a maximized window screenshot of what it finds after you click Run Cleaner, and another screenshot of the WinDirStat results with the largest folders explanded to see in them.
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28 Oct 2012   #16
Frum Pilot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Thanks for you suggestions. As of now I am evacuating from the weather so I won't have access. G-D willing I'll post back later this week.
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28 Oct 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1

Stay safe mate and I hope things work for you.
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28 Oct 2012   #18

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You can also delete:

Windows Update Backups
Restore Points
Hibernation File ( if you don`t use )
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