Storage problem


  1. Posts : 1
    windows10
       #1

    Storage problem


    Hello, i wonder if anyone can advise me. I recently had a problem booting up my windows 10 PC, which I eventually fixed. I then found my available storage had reduced by about 10GB. I presume this is taken up by some sort of error dump from the previous problem, but don't know where to look for it - can anyone help? thanks
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  2. Posts : 35,424
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Wiztree (free) could help. Makes finding large files very easy.
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    Simply hover over areas in the cushion map below, or use the tree.
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  3. Posts : 7,116
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    Also try TreeSize free. Wise Disk Cleaner is good at finding and deleting error dump files.
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  4. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #4

    "I then found my available storage had reduced by about 10GB".

    Right-click My Computer and select Properties.

    Select Advanced system settings.

    Click the Advanced tab.

    In the Startup and Recovery section, click on the Settings button.

    The Dump file location will be displayed.

    To search for files on your system by size and range -

    In File Explorer, highlight the drive you want to search, and in the search box enter size:>8GB<11GB

    This will look for files that are larger than 8 GB but less than 11 GB.

    Note: Indexing needs to be turned on.

    I would suggest running Disk Cleanup on a regular basis if your concerned about storage space.
    Last edited by OldNavyGuy; 05 Jul 2020 at 02:22.
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  5. Posts : 4,390
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #5

    dalchina said:
    Wiztree (free) could help. Makes finding large files very easy.
    Good software! I also recommend WizFile (same company.)

    Antibody Software - WizFile finds your files FAST

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  6. Posts : 35,424
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    Mmm, still prefer Locate32. While both, unlike Everything, can index network shares, Wizfile, unlike Locate32, from what I can see,
    - does not allow text search of found text files
    - does not allow specification of searches starting from multiple points

    Also Locate32 presents more options immediately on its GUI to specify what you want by size, date etc.
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