The hard disk free space keeps dropping


  1. Posts : 59
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
       #1

    The hard disk free space keeps dropping


    Last night, the available free space on my computer's hard disk was 8.11GB. Today, it's at 7.77GB. I did not install anything or download anything, either last night or today. The free space has been dropping down like this for days. What could be the cause of it?
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  2. Posts : 71,556
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Hello bd74, :)

    If you like, the tutorial below may be able to help you determine what is using up you hard drive space.

    Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
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  3. Posts : 7,061
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #3

    Suspect its the definition files on your AV, also run disk cleanup (both options).
    On another note re your specs get some more RAM 2GB is the bare minimum for 64bit

    Roy
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  4. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #4

    I don't know what is using your free space but I do know you need at least 10% at a minimum . Many things will not work properly without enough free space.
    Windows 7 need elbow room to work properly.
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  5. Posts : 59
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks all. I tried several solutions. I deleted some files and moved others to an external hard drive. I also temporarily uninstalled my antivirus. I also uninstalled some programs that I haven't used in a long time or that I didn't need. All in all, I think the problem may have been due to files in the Windows Temp folder, which were taking up a lot of space. I have since deleted those files, which cleared up some additional space on the hard drive. The amount of free space hasn't budged so far.
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  6. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #6

    Did you (move) or (copy) from the internal drive to the external drive?

    Two things I use.

    Ccleaner
    Windows 7 built in disk cleanup.

    Did you or did you not read Brinks tutorial in post #2.
    A lot of good information in that tutorial.
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  7. Posts : 59
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Layback Bear said:
    Did you (move) or (copy) from the internal drive to the external drive?

    Two things I use.

    Ccleaner
    Windows 7 built in disk cleanup.

    Did you or did you not read Brinks tutorial in post #2.
    A lot of good information in that tutorial.
    1)I moved from the internal drive to the external.
    2)I did read the tutorial, and that's where I got some of the ideas. I also used disk cleanup.
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