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C: disk almost full

Hi, I'm having some trouble with my C: disk - it's almost full ( 7.96 Gb free from 97.5 Gb). My D: disk is very large and keep there all my games, programs and other stuff that I have installed but somehow my C: disk is filling up everyday even if I don't use it for anything. I ran a disk cleanup but it didn't clean a lot of space so I'd like to ask for advice on how to clean my disk or which tools to use that are completely safe for my computer. Thanks in advance.

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Re: C:-disk full

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The 2 steps:
1. Find out what folders grow and and what files in those folders cause it. I find Treesize (free version can be downloaded from http://www.jam-software.de/treesize_free/ ) a good tool for that.
2. Depending on the cause, do what's necessary to stop it.

Kees

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Did a scan

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I installed and scanned my C: disk and it found some Windows files which I'm not sure if they are safe to delete. Also it found Avast antivirus so I uninstalled it but it only freed like 1 Gb of space.

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Re: files

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I wasn't talking about files, but about folders. And about "some Windows files': you have to know what you do if you delete any other file in the Windows folder then from windows\temp.
As long as you don't tell which files you found, nobody can tell if it's safe to delete them.

I wasn't talking about folders as such, but about growth of folders between now and next week, for example.

it's not recommended to delete your antivirus, unless you happen to have two.

Kees

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Disk freed up

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Well I just logged in my computer to notice that it somehow freed up 56 GB of space. I don't know how that happened but my C: disk is not even half way full now. And I re-installed the antivirus on D: disk.

And in my Windows folder there is a folder called "winsxs" with a lot of other folders and files that end with .dll (NlsLexicon0007.dll) however there are 12.662 folders in winsxs that take up 7 GB of space.

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Re: WinSXS

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Problem solved

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I won't touch those folders it's safer not to try anything. Anyways my problem is solved thank you for help. Happy

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Check space allowed for System Restore

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It sounds like your system is creating restore points that can use a good bit of hard drive space. Personally I like a bigger C: drive; I usually have over 100 GB there. On my laptop I'm using 110 GB and my main desktop I'm using about 130 GB.

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clean c drive

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Windows includes a built-in tool that deletes temporary files and other unimportant data. To access it, right-click one of your hard drives in the Computer window and select Properties. Click the Disk Cleanup button in the disk properties window.Windows’ Disk Cleanup tool is useful, but it doesn’t delete temporary files used by other programs. For more aggressive temporary and junk file cleaning, try CCleaner.

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Solution for Disk Full

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If the disk is full, then any programs may be updating daily. You can check that in the control panel.

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