Windows 10: Windows 10 Hard Drive Keeps Filling Up

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  1.    18 Dec 2017 #21

    Yes, WinDirStat.
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  2. Posts : 313
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       18 Dec 2017 #22

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    In Settings under Storage, have you checked it there.
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
       18 Dec 2017 #23

    Please use this tutorial. To completely show your disk management.

    By Gregrocker

    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of General Tips Tutorials


    System Reserve at 23.5 GB is just plain crazy.

    Here is a screen shot from my Windows 10 system.

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    Jack
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       18 Dec 2017 #24

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    System Reserve at 23.5 GB is just plain crazy....
    No it's not, it's about right. This is the breakdown of what 'System & reserved' actually means....

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    You get this detailed breakdown by clicking on the 'System & reserved' bar seen in the earlier screenshots.

    On possible cause for the OP's shrinking free space could be item two in that list, the virtual memory. If that is set for 'system managed' (as it is by default) and an errant app is eating up memory but not releasing it properly, then the swap file may just keep growing until it fills the disk.
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  5.    18 Dec 2017 #25

    I've used WinDirStat in the past, and it's been quite helpful. Here's an example of what you'll see, after the "pac-men" are finished:

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    As you select bits in the map, it tells you what they are. You can then hover your mouse over one, right-click, and you get this:

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    You can also have it show "Unknown" (although I'm not sure how to handle that - deleting Unknown might bork the system):

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    I once found and fixed a leaky program this way.
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  6.    18 Dec 2017 #26

    Please run winver so we know the exact version on your computer.
    What size is the hard drive, maybe 250 GB? Is it an SSD?
    The computer ran fine for at least 6 months: how long has your issue been happening?

    In post #6, "I'm really starting to get worried that it's malware."
    --- I would also want to know that up-front.
    --- What are your security programs: run them at full scans and let us know what they are.
    --- You can also run Malwarebytes Premium as it contains root-kit detection and is an excellent 2nd opinion.

    I also have many other questions, but some basic information and focusing on some procedures should be helpful in order to move on.
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  7. Posts : 313
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       19 Dec 2017 #27

    23.5 GB means I haven't deleted any restore points. which means I can restore it back to the very first restore point. as you see, I have lots of room on hard drive.
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  8.    19 Dec 2017 #28

    MrHudson said: View Post
    23.5 GB means I haven't deleted any restore points. which means I can restore it back to the very first restore point. as you see, I have lots of room on hard drive.
    No it doesn't - you're misunderstanding your screenshot.

    Your 23.5GB (for System and reserved) includes Windows directory. You may (or may not) have any restore points at all as 23.5GB for Windows is not unusual. It certainly doesn't mean no restore points have ever been deleted. Perhaps they have, perhaps not - you would have to look into it and see.

    Lets see what the OP comes up with though and try not to sidetrack this thread too much
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