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Windows 7: C Drive reports low disk space repeatedly

25 Feb 2012   #21
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Most of those temp files appears to be dated 2011. Can you manually delete them?

Regards,
Golden


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25 Feb 2012   #22
gregrocker

 

THis is a good reason for running CCleaner monthly to really get the temp files cleaned out good.

I often find 1-5 gb of crap on machines I clean up.
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25 Feb 2012   #23
ryeu

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Golden & Gregrocker, big thank you to both of you. I downloaded and ran the CCleaner. It detected and cleaned all in the junks in the Temp folder (including the etilqs files), and guess what, I now have 315GB free space. I guess the only solution to my problem is to run CCleaner every week religiously.
Thanks again. Greatly appreciated.
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26 Feb 2012   #24
gregrocker

 

I recommend running CCLeaner monthly, then if it doesn't find much you can run it less often, but if it finds over 1gb I would run it more often.

You can also organize your HD perfectly using Puran Defrag Free Edition which has a boot time defrag with Disk Check that is excellent. Check the box for Intelligent Optimizer on Additional Operations tab.
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26 Feb 2012   #25
ryeu

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Great suggestion on the Puran Defrag Free Edition. I will download and use that too. Thx.
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26 Feb 2012   #26
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Well done.
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27 Feb 2012   #27
ryeu

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just a quick update.... 2 days ago, I used CCleaner and I got 315GB free space back. As of now, I have only 295GB. I have not downloaded any movies, huge files, or did anything out of the ordinary. I reinstalled Firefox though but that was this morning. Looking at the windows/Temp folder and I see a whopping 19GB increase, coming from 2 etilqs files. This is getting really ridiculous and annoying....
I guess CCleaner is my best buddy from now on.....


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27 Feb 2012   #28
gregrocker

 

I would try uninstalling Firefox to run IE9 awhile, to see if the problem goes away which it should since those have been ID'd earlier as Firefox temp files.

Otherwise I'd take it to Firefox. Do they have a forum?
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27 Feb 2012   #29
ryeu

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I will try that.... thx.
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27 Feb 2012   #30
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I had a somewhat different problem with Firefox not too long ago and fixed it by uninstall/reinstall and then creating a new user profile. IE9 is a good browser, but if you're like me and prefer things you've become used to then this might be worth a shot.

I also switched to the Pale Moon version of Firefox and have been quite happy with it.
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