Hard drive used space varies greatly

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    Hard drive used space varies greatly

    Yesterday I had 64gb+ of a 128gb hard drive free and now I have 57 and I have not installed. I have run every cleanup program, command line that I can find and it does not have any effect on it; also cleaned out SoftwareDistribution folder, all upgrade files were removed long ago. Tomorrow I may have the 64 back - what is going on????
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    Automatic system restore points?

    Follow Option Two up to Step 11 to see what restore points you may have.

    System Restore Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Option One will delete all restore points, Option Two deletes all but the latest one.

    Delete System Restore Points in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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    +1 for TreeSize Free.

    When run as Administrator TreeSize Free can show the contents of the hidden and protected System Volume Information folder. This is where, amongst other things, the restore points are stored.
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    Already looked at restore points and they are not the problem, only 4gb allocated and the variation is up to 7gb after 3gb of allocation is taken. I have remove hiberfile.sys and reallocated the size of pagefile.sys and regained 8gb, but they do not appear to be the problem either unless pagefile is fluctuating more than I have noticed.
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    Thanks for the info, but I have done all of that. After removal of hiberfile and reallocation of pagefile yesterday I had 66gb and still have it today so maybe they were the problem; will be keeping an eye on them and get back if the apple cart gets upset again.
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