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Hi,

Just got a warning message that my disk space is almost used up.

Had my new SSD laptop for about 2 weeks & save almost nothing to the hard drive so not sure what is filling up my machine....Any good advise please?!


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Find out which files are taking lot more storage space with WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool.


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Many thanks Freebooter.

I downloaded then ran WinDirStat but confess I am unsure what to do next. The files that are shown I am not sure if cleaning them (ie: deleting) will be result in removing necessary files.....

Should I send you a screen grab of the scan results?.....


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You should only delete your personal files and if there is a file taking huge amount of storage space which is not your personal file then please post the screenshot of the WinDirStat program.


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FB,

Screen grab attached.....

 

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Hi OZDOUG,

 

Can you please execute below batch script this batch script will delete all temporary files/folders and it will also delete previous installation files which means you wont able to revert back to previous installation after running this batch script. This batch script also deletes uninstall Windows update installation files which means only run this batch script if you have no issue with Windows updates and you don't need to uninstall any installed Windows updates. Also download and run CCleaner program to delete all temporary files. The  TFC or Temp File Cleaner, is a small utility that will clean out all the folders on your computer that house temporary files.  The temp folders that TFC will clean are the Java, Windows Temp Folder, and the Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, and Safari caches. This tool will clean the folders for all accounts on the computer including the Administrator, NetworkService, and LocalService accounts.

 

 

 

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Edited by FreeBooter, 23 January 2017 - 02:57 AM.

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Thanks FB.

 

The TFC prog I have seen & used before so I ran that through just now....only cleaned out about 340mb which is OK as I now feel I didn't have any junk sitting on my drive.

 

Before I start with the 'Clear Temp' application I confess I am a little unsure what you meant by, "This batch script also deletes uninstall Windows update installation files which means only run this batch script if you have no issue with Windows updates and you don't need to uninstall any installed Windows updates.".

 

I read that the application will not uninstall any recent Windows updates...is that correct?   Which would mean that any recent Windows updates will remain.....?

 

Sorry to labour on this but if it is important enough for you mention it then I need to be sure I understand!   :D

 

I have no issue with not being able to revert to a previous installation as once I have resolved my problem then I can create a new start point.


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If you run the batch script it will delete uninstallation files of currently install Windows updates which mean you wont able uninstall those currently install Windows updates this batch script does not uninstall Windows updates or any other applications installed on your computer.


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27JAN.jpg Hi FB,

I ran the batch script & it freed up only a little of the C drive.... a few mb only I think. Latest screen grab attached.......

 

 


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Follow instructions at below link to delete all system restore points.

 

 

https://www.groovypo...aim-disk-space/


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Hi FB,

 

I owe you an apology for not getting back to you sooner but I still have an issue with a sick family member so am finding it difficult to focus on my PC issue just now.

As an update a while back I did manage to clear my Google History. I then selected 'Properties' for my 'C' drive, then ran through the 'Disk Cleanup' option....that cleared a few gigabytes!

 

 

Having said that however it does seem that slowly but surely something is taking up my hard drive.

I will continue do do regular cleanups with the TFC macro, keep my Google History clear & also run the Disk Cleanup option. I will also look at deleting all the system restore points that you advised with the attached link:

 

https://www.groovypo...aim-disk-space/

 

For now though I with the sick family member I do apologise but I'm going to have to hang on a while before I can work on this issue again.

 

Again my apologies but I hope to get back to you soon!


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Windows 10 32-bit takes at least 16 gigabytes of space, Windows 10  64-bit takes at least 20 gigabytes of space  add also Windows updates and install programs taken few gigabytes of space i think you need more then 30 gigabytes of storage space its time for you to purchase new bigger SSD dive.


Edited by FreeBooter, 07 March 2017 - 04:13 AM.

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Is what I was thinking, FB. Thanks again!.....   :)


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You are very welcome!


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