Windows 10: Size of Win 10 Installation seems to be growing Solved

  1.    21 Jul 2015 #1

    Size of Win 10 Installation seems to be growing


    The space used on C:\ for Win 10 seems to be growing for no apparent reason. I started out with about 35 GB used and am now up to 50 GB used. I have added no software, but done all updates.

    The Windows folder size is 20.5 GB, just about what it always has been.
    I have a similar Win 10 install in D:\, it is 35 GB, and the Windows folder is 20.1 GB.

    15 GB is an awful lot of unaccounted for disk usage.

    Any suggestions appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 1,583
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       22 Jul 2015 #2

    With 16 GB RAM, you could have a Page file and a Hibernation file each of up to nearly 16 GB = 30+GB on an x64 installation. You need to unhide system and show hidden files in File Explorer View, Options, Change...options, View

    Run a large files checker, such as Largest Files Finder - find the top 100 largest files
    to find where the biggest chunks of used diskspace are to be found.
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  3.    22 Jul 2015 #3

    Hi there

    Use something like this -- displays the folders in a very convenient way so you can see what's hogging all your disk space.

    TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

    To expand just click the arrows

    To see Hidden / system files start in administrator mode. Note FREE program. Works fine in W10 (am using build 10240)

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    22 Jul 2015 #4

    1st of all - thanks for the replies:

    Ran TreeSize Free - it showed a System Volume folder of 23.3 GB - just about the amount I figured to be "oversized".
    unhid all files, did a Properties check on the folder - showed 0 GB
    took Ownership of the folder, re-did Properties check - 23.3 GB - 27 Files - 4 folders.
    now i know where files have built up, what next?
    Something tells me deleting these files might not be the smartest of moves...

    Again - thanks for advcie

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    ETA - @ Fafhrd - pagefile 2.49 GB - hibernation off
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  5.    22 Jul 2015 #5

    SOLVED - I "always" turn off System Protection - EXCEPT I forgot to on this drive...
    - did so - drive use now 28.0 GB now.
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  6.    28 Sep 2015 #6

    Hello,
    System Volume folder is the same thing that System Volume information?
    Where and how do I "turn off turn"System Protection?
    Thank you
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  7. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       28 Sep 2015 #7

    mariocap said: View Post
    Hello,
    System Volume folder is the same thing that System Volume information?
    Where and how do I "turn off turn"System Protection?
    Thank you
    Win + X -> System and follow the steps below:
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  8.    29 Sep 2015 #8

    Thank you.
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