Whats filling my C drive? Solved

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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Whats filling my C drive?


    My OS SSD C is is (almost) full, I'm getting warnings.
    I only have 55.8GB of 200GB used for Windows.
    Only 3 restore points in C + 10% reserved = 20GB
    56(c) + 20(restore) = 76GB for C.
    This leaves a difference of 124GB unaccounted for.
    Movies/Music/Docs/Pics/Games are on separate drives.
    My BU and System Image are in drive G.
    No malware or virus's running in the background, CPU and RAM usage is normal.
    I have run TDSSKiller, no R00T Kits.

    Drive 0 - C&D
    Drive 1 - E
    Drive 2 - F
    Drive 3 - G&H

    Can someone help me audit my C and clean it up?

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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2

    Goto settings system then storage double click on drive c what does that tell you. Have you got a windows.old folder that can be 30gig +
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    Goto settings system then storage double click on drive c what does that tell you. Have you got a windows.old folder that can be 30gig +
    No windows.old folder.
    I DL'd TreeSize Free, cleaned out the trash bin, had hidden files in there .... this worries me.
    I'm up to 118.8 GB for C, could be lower if I got rid of the hiberfil/pagefile on my pc. I might optimize this later.
    I still have 60 GB of used space I cant account for.

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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4

    Did you goto the setting I told you that show exactly whats taking the room and lets you remove it
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5

    File Explorer > View > Show Hidden Items
    NO .OLD FOLDER
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    All Settings > System > Storage > C
    NO .OLD FOLDER
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    When I report that there is NO .OLD FOLDER, THERE ISN'T A FOLDER.
    Or is it just because I'm a girl you thing I'm too stupid to follow your obscure instructions?
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  6. bro67's Avatar
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       2 Weeks Ago #6

    Your hibernate file is taking up a ton of space. Disable Hibernate in cmd.exe as an administrator with powercfg /hibernate off. Then look at the rest of the folders under C: as shown in TreeSize. Windows folder is a lot larger than it should be.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #7

    On that screen double click temp files and remove them.
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  8. Callender's Avatar
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       2 Weeks Ago #8

    You cannot add up used space and subtract it from drive capacity. That's because any program showing used space cannot read it accurately.

    C: Drive Used/Free Space WAY Different Than Actual? - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Computing the size of a directory is more than just adding file sizes The Old New Thing

    Anyway you might check $USNJrnl
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  9. Callender's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit
       2 Weeks Ago #9

    FYI: If you want to run a cleanup:

    Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  10.    2 Weeks Ago #10

    Penny K said: View Post
    <snip> Or is it just because I'm a girl you thing I'm too stupid to follow your obscure instructions?
    LOL... .

    My guess is it's due to over-provisioning...

    ...and a Happy New Year to all! :)
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