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The "Temporary Internet Files" can hold a tremendous amount of crap if you haven't cleaned it in a long time.

I use and recommend the WinDirStat (mentioned already) from https://windirstat.info/ that will give you a graphical display of your entire hard drive, colorized by folder, that allows you quickly spot where all that storage is at. You can click on the blocks and it will tell you what it is. If you like and enjoy it, I'd recommend making a small contribution to the author - the tool has saved me hours of digging through folders on servers and workstations trying to find where storage has disappeared to.

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I need to say no more. thumb.gif

I understand that, but what i don't get is that i've been using windows cleanup regularly, even when the drive has 1GB left, and it's never given me the option to remove this much space.
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IDK what to say. It could have been something you downloaded recently that was large but you never saved it and just opened it.
 
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IDK what to say. It could have been something you downloaded recently that was large but you never saved it and just opened it.

That's the other thing. 2 weeks ago, I had 1GB left on my SSD. Last week, without doing anything, 6GB got freed, and now it says it can clear 25GB. Even if I did download a file recently, there is no way it could have been that big to just fit.

Either way, I'm going to scan through the drive and see what I can find, and then clean it and see what happens.
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Did we ask if TRIM was enabled? If not I suggest you turn it on for optimal performance.
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Did we ask if TRIM was enabled? If not I suggest you turn it on for optimal performance.

I just checked, Yes it is enabled.
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I've seen Google Earth hoard data on the order of 100+ GB. The only way to know where the reported size is ocming from and what that data actually is is to run WinDirstat or the equivalent. Until you do that, you're wasting lifetime asking about where it came from, what it is, why it exists, and so forth.
    
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I've seen it mentioned here five times already, and no report of the OP having done it yet. Did you run the WinDirStat and what did it show you? The time for conjecture and hypothesis is over. LOL.

The TRIM suggestion is an interesting one. TRIM maybe enabled in Windows, but there's no guarantee the drive itself supports it. Especially with a 60GB drive, a lot of the older/smaller drives didn't have TRIM and needed to rely on internal garbage collection. That sort of thing is more likely to happen if you don't let your PC sit idle long enough. Laptops with aggressive sleep settings and running on battery 100% of the time are prime candidates for that behavior. If you suspect that's possible, plug it in and let it sit with power management disabled for 4-6 hours and see if it clears up. =)

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It's just sort of nuts how people ask for help around here and then they ignore advice that's been given. Happened to be me here on this forum on a different thread. The windir stat suggestion has been mentioned by more than 1 people multiple times.... and yet still no response from the OP.
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Here is the foolproof way to find those files, without a program.


Set folder options to show Hidden and System files until you find and delete the files you're after.
Go to: My Computer
Click on C:\
Select half of the folders. Right-click, left-click properties.

Do these seem to take up an unnecessarily large amount of space that might contain the 25GB you're looking for?

Yes?
Select half of those folders and repeat. When down to 1-4 folders, view the properties of each one and find which is closest to 25GB and browse that till you find the folder containing the files you do not want.

No?
Then select the other half and Right-click, left-click properties.

Do these seem to take up an unnecessarily large amount of space that might contain the 25GB you're looking for?

Yes?
Select half of those folders and repeat. When down to 1-4 folders, view the properties of each one and find which is closest to 25GB and browse that till you find the folder containing the files you do not want.

No?
You're doing it wrong. You just viewed the properties of every single file on your hard drive and did not notice anything strange. Try again from the beginning.
Try this step first. http://i.imgur.com/rVQ2N3g.gif
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I've seen it mentioned here five times already, and no report of the OP having done it yet. Did you run the WinDirStat and what did it show you? The time for conjecture and hypothesis is over. LOL.

The TRIM suggestion is an interesting one. TRIM maybe enabled in Windows, but there's no guarantee the drive itself supports it. Especially with a 60GB drive, a lot of the older/smaller drives didn't have TRIM and needed to rely on internal garbage collection. That sort of thing is more likely to happen if you don't let your PC sit idle long enough. Laptops with aggressive sleep settings and running on battery 100% of the time are prime candidates for that behavior. If you suspect that's possible, plug it in and let it sit with power management disabled for 4-6 hours and see if it clears up. =)

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It's just sort of nuts how people ask for help around here and then they ignore advice that's been given. Happened to be me here on this forum on a different thread. The windir stat suggestion has been mentioned by more than 1 people multiple times.... and yet still no response from the OP.

I'm not ignoring anyone. I've just been busy and have been unable to sit down and use WinDirStat.
I will try to make some time tonight and see what I can find.
I'm pretty sure TRIM was enabled by default, the drive is a 64GB INTEL SSDSC2CW060A ATA Drive.
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