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Windows 7: My C Drive is full but I can't see why

24 Sep 2011   #21
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

with 24GB of mem you might never use it at all
Unfortunately that is not so. Sometimes a bit of the pagefile is required, regardless how much RAM you have and is available.
You can get rid of the hiberfile by turning off hibernation, then reboot
No reboot required.

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08 Dec 2016   #22

Windows 7 64-bit

I used CCleaner and it ended up being 54 GB of windows temp files.
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08 Dec 2016   #23

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HelpMeHelpYou View Post
I used CCleaner and it ended up being 54 GB of windows temp files.
Hello and welcome:

Yes, CCleaner (at least without the Registry cleaner) is very good at freeing up space.

Enjoy your stay.



P.S. The last reply in this thread was more than 5 years ago. I suspect neither the OP nor the others may still be following it. If you still need help, it might be a good idea to start a new, separate post. We can provide better, individual help.:)
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09 Dec 2016   #24

Windows 7 HP 64

I also have a 128G SSD and a 1 T HDD. I have Win 7 and Linux on my SSD and still a lot of space.
Did you move the \Users folder to the HDD using sysprep? That makes a BIG difference.
Disable virtual memory on C: (SSD) and enable it on D: (HDD). Make Max and Min equal and set to 48G.
If you don't use Hibernate, you can disable it and you won't have the 'hiberfil.sys'
Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
At the command prompt, type powercfg -h off , and then press Enter.
Type exit, and then press Enter to close the Command Prompt window.

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