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Windows 7: Hard drive space keeps going down!

28 Jan 2018   #1
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Hard drive space keeps going down!

I am having an issue with my Windows 7 on my Dell Optiplex 780! I lost 50GB of hard drive space C: in just five minutes! it went to 7 GB free and then keeps going down every time I check it until it rests at 0 bytes free. Restarting my computer always makes the drive go back up to 50 GB free, but as soon as I start using programs again, the hard drive space diminishes.

I Googled the problem but only a few really old Windows Vista results showed up, there is noting regarding this problem on Windows 7! Does anybody know what the problem could be?

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29 Jan 2018   #2

win 8 32 bit

You need to get one of the tree view programme that shows amount of use for each folder so you can see were it's going as a starting point to discovering what's doing it. Does it do it in safe mode if not something is running at start
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29 Jan 2018   #3

Windows 7 HP 64

Run Disk cleanup (%windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe). On the More options tab, clean system restore poins. Then on main tab ( Disk cleanup), select all options and run.
You may install CCleaner (CCleaner - Standard) to clean temp files and browser cache.

Why don't you buy a SSD for Windows and programs and use the HDD for data?
Questions/Advice needed for SSD installation - Windows 7 Help Forums
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29 Jan 2018   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

You download & install TreeSize free & use it to find out what might be using your disc space. Read the info on this website & then click on the download button if you think it would help. I have used the program & never had any problems with it.

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs
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