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  1. Posts : 5,204
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #11

    Check the log for files that were created especially anything unusual.

    If that's too much for you try something a little easier:

    https://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...-Monitor.shtml

    Portable so no install.

    Set up like this:

    free space on ssd-monitor.jpg

    Click settings cog and uncheck everything unrelated to file and folder creation.

    Then hit the record button and see what gives.
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  2. Posts : 5,204
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #12

    How is your page file set?

    Check that it's "system managed"

    Run sysdm.cpl then:

    free space on ssd-page-file.jpg
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  3. Posts : 4,075
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #13

    I was thinking the same. Virtual memory managed by System can vary some G.
    I've moved Virtual memory from the SSD to the HDD and set it to a fixed 16G (Max and min) as I have 8G of memory. Never had issues.
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  4. Posts : 4,395
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #14
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  5. Posts : 5,204
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #15

    In addition run this when the space is there and run it again when it isn't. Take screenshots and compare the results.

    Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
    Last edited by Callender; 12 Jun 2020 at 14:24. Reason: typo
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  6. Posts : 4,395
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #16

    Callender said:
    In addition run this when the space is there and run it again when it isn't. Take screenshots and compare the results.

    Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
    You can also use this -

    TreeSize Free | JAM Software

    Both will do.

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  7. Posts : 411
    windows 10 2004
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Thanks for the replies! Callender, I seriously appreciate your going out and beyond for the efforts. I always get a kick out of these Softpedia sites! You log on to download something and they're deceptive. There's always things there that says 'download' and it's not what one really wants. I also have Wiztree on this system so I could take a look at that.
    Megahertz, what do you mean by "
    I was thinking the same. Virtual memory managed by System can vary some G" ... what is the "some G"?


    - - - Updated - - -

    I mention that I have Wiztree but what do I do with it. Do I run scan and if so, out of all that it shows, what am I to look for exactly?
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  8. Posts : 5,204
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #18

    Just take a screenshot of the results and save it. (When space is okay)

    free space on ssd-c_-local-disk-wiztree.jpg

    When you get 30+ Gb added run wiztree again and take another screenshot.

    In the image above look for huge differences in the figures highlighted in red. (Compare your two screnshots)
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  9. Posts : 4,075
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #19

    When reading the thread from the beginning I immediately thought the space difference could be related to Virtual memory.
    On post #12 Callender mentioned the Virtual memory.
    As Virtual memory is some G bytes, it can also vary in G bytes from one boot to another (if set as "automatically manage paging file size")
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  10. Posts : 411
    windows 10 2004
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Megahertz, that's an interesting observation although you would know more about that than I. Callender, your last instruction regarding Wiztree is simple enough for even a novice as I to understand. I'll post back as to what I find.
    Thank you so much everyone for coming in on this. The efforts and help is so much appreciated!
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