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  1. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 355
    Windows 10 Home x64
       25 Jul 2015 #11

    Go to settings>system>storage, then choose a drive to see what's taking up space. You don't need a 3rd party program.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 128
    Windows 10
       25 Jul 2015 #12

    CmmTch said: View Post
    Go to settings>system>storage, then choose a drive to see what's taking up space. You don't need a 3rd party program.
    I count 50 folders in the Windows folder. There's no telling how many sub-folders there are. If the large file is in one of those folders you really really need a special program to help figure out which one. File explorer and most file management programs do not give you folder size.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       25 Jul 2015 #13

    CalBear37 said: View Post
    I count 50 folders in the Windows folder. There's no telling how many sub-folders there are. If the large file is in one of those folders you really really need a special program to help figure out which one. File explorer and most file management programs do not give you folder size.
    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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  4. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,475
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Jul 2015 #14

    Thanks, Nice tip. Adding it to my collection.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 47
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit
       25 Jul 2015 #15

    So, does anyone know where the pre-release download files will be placed? (what folder or folders?)
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       25 Jul 2015 #16

    red454 said: View Post
    So, does anyone know where the pre-release download files will be placed? (what folder or folders?)
    I'm not sure, but I'd guess it will download to the Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder used by Windows Update.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 47
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit
       25 Jul 2015 #17

    I looked around and I see some action here too... C:\Windows\System32\GWX
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  8.    26 Jul 2015 #18

    Antilope said: View Post
    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.
    Nice tip thanks
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  9. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,226
    Windows 10 IoT
       26 Jul 2015 #19

    red454 said: View Post
    I looked around and I see some action here too... C:\Windows\System32\GWX
    GWX is the Get Windows 10 App, so that would be one likely spot to download too.
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  10.    26 Jul 2015 #20

    CalBear37 said: View Post
    I count 50 folders in the Windows folder. There's no telling how many sub-folders there are. If the large file is in one of those folders you really really need a special program to help figure out which one. File explorer and most file management programs do not give you folder size.
    You might be interested in TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

    There are a variety of these programs: The 10 Best Free Tools to Analyze Hard Drive Space on Your Windows PC
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