Windows 10: Hard Disk (C:/) Takes Up Too Much Space Solved

  1.    21 Nov 2015 #1

    Hard Disk (C:/) Takes Up Too Much Space


    Hey Guys,

    So I have a 200 GB Hard Drive on my computer. A couple of days ago I got a notification mentioning there was not ten GB of space left. I was surprised, but I assumed I just had more on it than I thought. However, since then I have re-installed Windows for my own reasons and was surprised to find despite removing all documents and applications in the re-installation, I only had 90 GB free. This leaves 110 taken up by an unknown cause. I could not find many large files in file explorer when I searched for large files (file:gigantic). I'm sure this is not normal, and I would greatly appreciate help.

    Thanks,
    JTechnology
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       21 Nov 2015 #2

    Download: TreeSize Portable Free and run. It should give you some idea.
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  3.    21 Nov 2015 #3

    WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

    onother one. Hope it helps.
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  4.    21 Nov 2015 #4

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Download: TreeSize Portable Free and run. It should give you some idea.
    Thanks! I found I have 83GB on Windows.old and 14GB on Windows. Is Windows.old a remnant of my old windows? Can I delete it without issues? Thankyou for your help
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  5.    21 Nov 2015 #5

    JTechnology said: View Post
    Thanks! I found I have 83GB on Windows.old and 14GB on Windows. Is Windows.old a remnant of my old windows? Can I delete it without issues? Thankyou for your help
    Be sure to copy any files that you may want out of the Windows.old folder before you delete it. Once deleted, they are gone.

    If you delete the Windows.old folder, you will no longer be able to go back to a previous version of Windows.
    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  6.    21 Nov 2015 #6

    Deleted & Cleared Space


    So I permanently deleted the Windows.old folder as it was to big to go in the recycle bin, where it would have used storage anyway. Thankyou for all your help-SOLVED!
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  7.    21 Nov 2015 #7

    You are welcome !
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