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Windows 7: C Drive Full, can't figure out why.

20 Oct 2012   #1
Lee2012

Windows 7 x64
 
 
C Drive Full, can't figure out why.

Hi,

I have my Windows 7 x64 OS, along with Microsoft Office and one or two other games installed on my 120GB SDD. Everything else I keep on my 2TB HDD.

My computer is quite new, good specs etc. I remember making a note that I had aprox. 50GB of free space on my SDD after installing the OS and the programs I want to keep on it.

Over the past two months or so, the SDD has slowly been filling up, it is now left with 8GB of free space. I've been sure to install all programs to my E drive, along with everything I download. The recycle bin has been emptied, I have rusk a disk clean up and defrag.

I've also right clicked->properties on every file in my SDD and tallied up the size of all the files - it doesn't even come close to 110GB.

I'd very much like to avoid reformatting the drive/re-installing the OS, however as far as I can tell that's my next step. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.


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21 Oct 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Lee, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help ID what is using up your HDD space. Option 1 with the WinDirStat program in particular may help the best, but the other options are worth checking out as well.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
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21 Oct 2012   #3
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

When you say you ran disk defrag, what drive did you run that on?
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21 Oct 2012   #4
Lee2012

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I did run it on the C drive.

That other link looked promising, I haven't had the time to try all the steps yet but I'll definitely give it a go soon.
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