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Windows 7: Nearly full drive - need advice

20 Mar 2015   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Nearly full drive - need advice

Hello my latest problem is a nearly full OS drive and try as I may I cannot make even a dent in the free space. Am waiting on a larger SSD but in the meantime am wondering what the heck I can do.
I lost my laptop drive because of this problem a while ago and I certainly don't want this one going down the gurgler.

I have tried removing programs that I can reinstall later cleaned the disk of temp files and updates rubbish and what is left is just programs I need see pic/s

As you can see the NVidia drivers take a lot of space but unless I am wrong I can't put them anywhere else just like my security.




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20 Mar 2015   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Take a look at you ProgramData folder. It's using 74% of your disk. Maybe some leftover files from deleted programs.

Jim
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20 Mar 2015   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey John,

Here are some other areas to look at to try and recovery some free space. :)

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20 Mar 2015   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Take a look at you ProgramData folder. It's using 74% of your disk. Maybe some leftover files from deleted programs.

Jim
Gotta be that.

Mine is about 1 GB, not 157.
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20 Mar 2015   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Shawn I shall try the page file stuff because I did notice it was rather large in Wiztree most of the other stuff I have done though I haven't got Enhancer on that machine. It just seems that each time I us the darn machine the used space increases exponentially so, even though I do store a bit on the second drive in that machine.

I have to go back to my place Monday I shall run through the stuff again but it has made me very aware of keeping tabs on this and the other laptop I use at my partners place, because the Toshiba drive did actually fill right up with no warning, and I lost the 8 upgrade and a lot of stuff on it, but it gave me a chance to get back to 7 at least.
I was surprised though that it didn't warn me before it filled up as I have noticed it usually happens.. It was though only a 120GB SSD but the desktop as you can see is 250GB


Ignat mate the program files opened out show the Kaspersky as the largest user and by comparison probably 5imes the size of the next largest program file. In that shot of my programs I think I have what I normally have on most of my machines yet don't have this problem.
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20 Mar 2015   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Ignat mate the program files opened out show the Kaspersky as the largest user and by comparison probably 5imes the size of the next largest program file. In that shot of my programs I think I have what I normally have on most of my machines yet don't have this problem.
You're problem is the ProgramData.
Do you have any options you can turn off in Kaspersky that might be causing this ?
Maybe it's keeping temp data for some reason ?

Here is a pic showing my ProgramData, total space is less than 1 GB

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21 Mar 2015   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I can David but then what? with no security I knew it was reasoanly heavy but I do trust it.

In the meantime I found CCleaner has a few tools I didn't realize were so helpful in Tools the Analyse disk look s really simple and is easy to navigate see pics


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