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Restore points?

Edit: Restore points and shadow copies, takes up ~15% of the drive.

Don't know how relevent this will be but here is a link back when I did this to reduce the amount of spaced used by restore points and shadow copies.

http://www.overclock.net/t/515929/pc-world-vista-sp2-big-increases-in-free-disk-space/10#post_6349231

Edit 2: Link was for Vista but worked with Windows 7 also, unsure about Windows 8.
Edited by Gen - 7/18/13 at 2:11am
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post

Don't triple post, use the "multi" button to multi quote. smile.gif

Also, I recommend you download WinDirStat and run it on your C: drive, it will give you a visual representation of the files on it and will show you where the space is being taken up. It's helped me track down many large files that were hogging room with no purpose.

Sorry, I got a little disoriented and excited redface.gif
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Right Click Computer > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Advanced Tab > Settings > Advanced Tab > Change

In there it will show the size of your pagefiles, if they are automatically managed by the OS most of the stuff will be greyed out, untick that box and you can manually set the size of the pagefile for each drive. The recommended size is 1.5x the amount of physical RAM you have available to the OS.

e.g. 4GB RAM = 6GB Pagefile.
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A lot of the time if you have over 8GB RAM you can lower the page file a lot. Mine is at 1GB and I never have an issue, it's just what the OS uses when it runs out of RAM, which I never do. With 16GB you could easily reduce it to 1GB or so (assuming you don't exceed 16GB that much that is..)
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This is true, I didn't notice you (OP) had 16GB or RAM redface.gif

Some people turn off the pagefile completely but it's not really recommended, some programs like to use it.

I disabled the pagefile on C:/ and moved it to D:/

Still have a full C:/ drive :I
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I can recommend a nice program called SpaceSniffer. It shows a visual representation of everything on a drive. You can find it here http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/ and its free. thumb.gif

EDIT: Here is a screen of the application. Nothing can hide from it. Best way to see what exactly is eating up your space, and once you know its a simple fix.

imgsnip

I'll take a look with that as soon as I'm done typing this post out ^_^
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Restore points?

Edit: Restore points and shadow copies, takes up ~15% of the drive.

I'm not using restore points... They take up too much space for my comfort.
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Originally Posted by flv1333 View Post

I can recommend a nice program called SpaceSniffer. It shows a visual representation of everything on a drive. You can find it here http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/ and its free. thumb.gif

EDIT: Here is a screen of the application. Nothing can hide from it. Best way to see what exactly is eating up your space, and once you know its a simple fix.

imgsnip

Okay, used this.

Apparantly there are three culprits:

1) 16Gb Pagefile (Shouldn't be there? I disabled it!)
2) 12Gb Hibernation file (I need to learn how to give up Hibernation... I'll turn it off and see if it helps)
3) Kerbal Space Program has created a 10Gb folder in my temp local AppData. o.0 (I'll just delete that....)

Which leads me to another question: Can I just flat-out delete everything that is in \AppData\Local\Temp?
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Can I just flat-out delete everything that is in \AppData\Local\Temp?

Yes, they're just temporary files smile.gif
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So a little tweaking here, a little tweaking there, space saving!

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Thanks for the help, guys <3

Massively appreciated.

*hands out cookies*
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Try out CCleaner as well, helps get rid of temp files even further.

I use it every month or so, cleans out hundreds of megabytes and even gigabytes some times.
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