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a week ago it was 30GB free
2-3 days ago it went down to 13GB free
now i only have 4GB free..

i have Arconis true image but i make all the partitions back up to my portable E:

what is going on?!
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post #2 of 17
Windows updates files? Could be anything, what are you usually doing on your PC on a day to day basis?
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If you download "treesize free" it will show you where the disk space has gone. The program will calculate and then display all your files and folders in a hierarchical view
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post #4 of 17
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i only install games on it, but i haven't done that in a while, i usually store all my files on my portable drive, other than that...i did a c: cleanup yesterday which included the windows update files..all in all it did free up an extra 1GB of space..but today the drive is down to 4GB of usable space headscratch.gif
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by omari79 View Post

a week ago it was 30GB free
2-3 days ago it went down to 13GB free
now i only have 4GB free..

i have Arconis true image but i make all the partitions back up to my portable E:

what is going on?!

Could be temporary files for something...open Windows Explorer and run the disk cleanup and see how much it finds in the temporary stuff.
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post #6 of 17
SpaceSniffer will help you find the cause pretty quickly!

http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/
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post #7 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Could be temporary files for something...open Windows Explorer and run the disk cleanup and see how much it finds in the temporary stuff.

did just that..it says i can free up to 1.5GB...what consumed the other 25GB of free space?
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post #8 of 17
Why don't you try the two programs recommended to you so you can see exactly where the HD space has gone instead of asking a question that really can't be answered by anyone but yourself.
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post #9 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HeavyUser View Post

If you download "treesize free" it will show you where the disk space has gone. The program will calculate and then display all your files and folders in a hierarchical view

thank you so much for the suggestion, it turns out i was accidentally pressing the Fraps shortcut of recording movies while i was playing Thief 4..

i ended up with 55GBs of thief gameplay footage...anyone interested? biggrin.gif

+rep
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post #10 of 17
Schwing, gotta love the internet!
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