1.    16 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1

    drive C is getting fatter


    After I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10, drive C (the system drive) shrink to less than 60GB.
    Now it grew back to 80GB. Disk cleanup (incl. system cleanup) didn't change a bit.
    I already erased everything related to windows 7.
    Is there anything else I can do?
    thanks
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  2.    16 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,421
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hello, really hard to answer.. for example, C: might contain
    - lots of user data
    - programs you've installed and all their temporary files
    - Windows itself, current files
    - Windows.old and files related to a Windows upgrade (which will be deleted after 10 days in the case of the anniversary upgrade).
    - temporary files related to browsers
    etc etc

    If you want to see what's taking space, try Windirstat (free).
    After it scans, it will create a rather cute picture for you.

    Ccleaner is an extremely well-known cleanup tool, and safe to use.
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  3.    16 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    is ccleaner safe for windows 10


    thank you for your prompt answer
    Is ccleaner safe to use with windows 10?


    it is all my mistake
    I don't know how I fell in this sudden momentary illiterate blindness...
    I have 80GB of free space which is almost 70%
    sorry.. next time I'll be more carefull
    thanks again
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  4.    16 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,421
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    No problem .. do try Windirstat - interesting style.

    Ccleaner is an extremely well-known cleanup tool, and safe to use.
    I use it prior to updating my disk image.

    Never bother with registry cleaners.
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  5.    16 Aug 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    No problem .. do try Windirstat - interesting style.

    Ccleaner is an extremely well-known cleanup tool, and safe to use.
    I use it prior to updating my disk image.

    Never bother with registry cleaners.
    of course I tried windirstat immediately only to remember that I used it in... windows 95!
    thanks for ccleaner tip
    will use it also
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