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  1.    15 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10

    How can I find large files in windows10


    Hi.
    How can I find large files on my local harddrive
    using windows10.
    I need to clean up unused large files
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  2.    15 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    Download and run WinDirStat, that should show you what's taking up the space.
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  3.    15 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10

    Download WizTree it's portable, light, shows top 1000 big files.

    https://antibody-software.com/web/so...ur-hard-drive/
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  4.    15 Aug 2015 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryWind View Post
    Download WizTree it's portable, light, shows top 1000 big files.

    https://antibody-software.com/web/so...ur-hard-drive/
    Thanks for that recommendation, and link to WizTree. Just what I was looking for
    EDIT .. I installed the above program and ran it. Among the many files it found are as per the screenshot I took, and attached to this post.

    What is the C:\windows \panther thing? The image I attached shows only a sample selection of that file

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by Atomcrusher; 15 Aug 2015 at 11:35.
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  5.    15 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,788
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    I use Baidu PC Faster:

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    It comes direct from one of the largest Chinese IT enterprises, is free and without ads or malware, has a few charmingly Chinglish phrases in its dialogs, and does exactly what you want, regarding large files.

    Baidu also make an antivirus and a Chrome-based Browser called Spark.

    Baidu PC Faster | We Make PC Faster

    Panther is a Microsoft Setup generated folder which contains a snapshot in XML of your old system taken during the upgrade process. It is not needed after the upgrade, but contains fascinating glimpses of what Microsoft telemetry knows about your PC.
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  6.    15 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    You can search for large (or any size) files in Windows Explorer.

    Start Windows Explorer.

    Click on "View", select "Hidden items". Now you will see hidden files.

    Select the folders to search or go to C: (or other drive letter) and search the entire drive.

    In the "Search Quick access" box on the upper right, type...

    size: (make sure to include the colon sign)

    These file size selections will appear in a drop down menu:

    Empty (0 KB)
    Tiny (0 - 10 KB)
    Small (10 - 100 KB)
    Medium (100 KB - 1 MB)
    Large (1 - 16 MB)
    Huge (16 - 128 MB)
    Gigantic (> 128 MB)


    Click on one of the file size selections to search for files in that size range.
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  7.    16 Aug 2015 #7

    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    Panther is a Microsoft Setup generated folder which contains a snapshot in XML of your old system taken during the upgrade process. It is not needed after the upgrade, but contains fascinating glimpses of what Microsoft telemetry knows about your PC.
    Can those files be safely deleted?
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  8.    16 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 19
    Win10 Pro / Win7 Ultimate

    If you don't have any plans of reverting back to the previous version of Windows, then it's just fine to delete it (or use a 'cleanup' software).
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  9.    16 Aug 2015 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by ricorp View Post
    If you don't have any plans of reverting back to the previous version of Windows, then it's just fine to delete it (or use a 'cleanup' software).
    Great ... thanks.

    EDIT .. just to make sure .. can I delete the entire "panther" folder i.e. C:\Windows\panther ?
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  10.    16 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    ... In the "Search Quick access" box on the upper right, type...
    size: (make sure to include the colon sign)...
    I don't understand why the useful shortcuts to such things as size: and datecreated: (with handy drop-down calendar) are missing in Windows 10. A very retrograde step IMO, even though I often wished more of them were available.

    An alternative for the OP is to search for *.* and sort on the size column.
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