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eating gb's on my C drive (yes, I've downsized shadow storage etc)

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  1. gizmo1st

    gizmo1st Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone. I am in DESPERATE need of help. My CD drive is being eaten. Any time I move something to make room, within a few minutes all memory is eaten up. Done the whole %temp% thing, and vssadmin stuff in command prompt to no avail. Also tried various program which helped at first, but then the memory disappeared yet again. I haven't installed jack on the C drive in about a year, and I am about to reinstall the system which is really problematic for me, being a music producer and having to renew some of my licences on software etc.....

    PLEEEEAAASSSEEEE someone help me.

    Windows 7
    Quad Core Q6600
    6bg Ram
     
  2. valis

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    howdy and welcome.

    Download and run windirstat, and then post back with where the majority of the data is hiding.

    https://windirstat.info/
     
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    If you move something within the same partition no space is freed.

    What size is the "C drive" and how much is free?
     
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    I have had windirstat, as I stated before, and it helped for a second, but then all went to hell again. Since that time, nothing helps. As you can by the attached file, my windows folder accounts for most of the eat up.....

    In reply to another of you - I have one 400 gb hard disc, which, being the prat I am, I decided to segregate into three drives in hopes of containing only my system on C (The smallest partition). So I have 40 gb on the C drive (which a few years I go I judged to be enough for the system - how bloody wrong I was). That being said, I install all my programs on the D and E drives, and store all pics/multimedia etc. on my 2tb external drives.
    Thanks everyone in advance for any help you offer.

    Adam
     

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    that's a pretty small HD there, only 40 gigs....it looks like you might be able to clean up a bit in users, but that's about it. I'd also check to make sure you aren't storing multiple restore points.
     
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    As I stated in my original post, I freed up tons of space (about 10 gb) based on deleting previous restore points, lessening the amount of memory allocated to shadow copies, preventing the computer from making restore points, but it didn't matter, whatever I did it just keeps chewing away at the momenry. I am stuck between 300mb and 1gb all the time. Everytime I mange to free up even a drop, two more drops replace it.
     
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    Your Windows folder is using 22GB. (120,702 files)
    Comparing my 64 bit Home Premium, it is 24.7GB with 103,469 files.


    You need to expand C so Windows has room to breathe.
     
  8. gizmo1st

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    Well, I am not sure how to expand C into my other drive partitions without losing data - I have been told it is a dangerous thing to do, and considering I have a lot of important info, I think I am stuck.....
     
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