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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1
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    Making Space to C drive


    Hello

    My SSD is nearly full. I know that on it there is some file that I don't use that originate from past new hard disk installation.

    Question:
    - Is there a way to know witch system file is obsolete and not in use anymore?
    - How to know what is populating my drive

    Martin
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjfca View Post
    Hello

    My SSD is nearly full. I know that on it there is some file that I don't use that originate from past new hard disk installation.

    Question:
    - Is there a way to know witch system file is obsolete and not in use anymore?
    - How to know what is populating my drive

    Martin
    Hi @arjfca

    First thing I would do before trying to investigate what is there and why, is do a Disk Cleanup using Windows tool. Very simple to do. Make sure you do the full cleanup that includes cleaning system files. Here is the tutorial:

    Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    And post, please how big your SSD is and how much is in use right now. Thanks.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3
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    Thanks F14Tomcat

    SSD 220 GB 22GB free
    Disk clean-up done before posting

    Martin
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjfca View Post
    Thanks F14Tomcat

    SSD 220 GB 22GB free
    Disk clean-up done before posting

    Martin
    Can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management?

    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of General Tips Tutorials
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjfca View Post
    What do you mean "I want to use F drive"? You want to move files there to make room on "C"?
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #7
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjfca View Post
    Disk clean-up done before posting
    Try again, making sure you click 'clean up system files'. Then click its 'More Options' tab and delete all but the most recent restore point.

    On an SSD you could also turn off fast start up and hibernation. A full sized hiberfil.sys is about 40% of the size of your installed RAM.
    Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 10
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #9
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    To answer one of your questions in post #1, there is a very handy utility called Tree Size (free) that shows exactly what is on your drive including all system and hidden files. Sorted by size, it gives a quick picture of the largest taking space.

    TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

    Example from my machine:

    Click image for larger version. 

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  10.    2 Weeks Ago #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    What do you mean "I want to use F drive"? You want to move files there to make room on "C"?
    Sorry I created two post for the problem.. I mixed my comments. If I can make space on C drive I won't need a trick ("MKLINK") to use space on another drive.

    The comment is valid for the other post

    - How to make space
    - How to use MKLINK to use space on another drive.

    Martin
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