where is my drive space going

dave_c

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hi all , few days ago , got mesage saying space low on drive c , when i checked it was showing i only had 6mb . i have deleted a few progs and bits i dont use anymore , also turned off windows updates , , done disc clean up etc , managed to get around 14 gb back , when checked today , it had gone down to 13.5 gb , just wondering whats taking it , running windows 7 os , tia
 

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old.windows ? I type in search top right say for C drive size:gigantic
 

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Check on how much space is being used for system restore points, your backups and also how much you have set for virtual memory.
 

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To free up a few gigs, download and install PatchCleaner. I got 30-40GB back on a few machines
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I had a WIN7 HP that did that a few years ago, it was a bundled HP backup utility that didn't clean up after itself.
 

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Use the attached mate it will show you where all your space is been used and help you to decide whats needed and whats not.
I ran that Jesus , the results looked like Stevie Wonder and Helen Keller had jointly made a patchwork quilt
 

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couple of folders to delete that eat up disk space

stop windows updates service then delete folder c:\windows\softwaredistribtuon folder

delete log files in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS
 

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I use Treesize free. Simple to scan drives and folders and figure our where your space is being consumed.
 

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cheers ferret got a few gig back using that , but then was still losing space , noticed that the drive was still looking for updates , even tho i had turned off the windows updates , ie updates , firefox auto updates , think it might be the windows defender as when i checked that it said the last check was today at 04:12 , so went into options and turned the use this program feature off , will see what happens over next few days
 
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