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4.5 Gb of hidden files that I need gone

post #1 of 11
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I have a 60gb ssd and In my user folder it says I have 4.8 gbs in it. But when I look in all the folders in my user folder they dont have anything in it at all. Where is this excess data coming form. If you can tell me how to post a picture I can show you guys.
post #2 of 11
Click start, control panel, folder options, the view tab, and turn on "show hidden files, folders, and drives".
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post #3 of 11
System restore and cut hibernation off.
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The excess data is from the hidden folders. All the stuff in the appdata folder
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post #5 of 11
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Thank you so much lol.

edit, can I delete that data?
post #6 of 11
Hmm usually the data that i mentioned the user apps are tied to your programs cache. So i wouldnt recomend it.
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post #7 of 11
What did it turn out to be? If you're asking if you can delete appdata, definitely no. But some stuff inside the local folder can be deleted.
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post #8 of 11
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It was the appdata, so what can I do now, It wasnt there before, I was transfering files from hard drive to another hard drive (not the ssd) then I got a message that my ssd was filled.
post #9 of 11
Find out specifically what it is in appdata that's taking 4.5 gb. Try opening the appdata folder, then the local folder, and right click on the temp folder and go to properties. I'd guess it might be that one. If it's that one, find out what inside it is taking that space.
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post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
It turns out it was the backup of my iphone (I have alot of pictures lol).

thanks everyone!
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