Cleaning out HardDrive

By Mr Backfire
Apr 16, 2007
  1. Hai
    this has been bugging me for a while now

    but iv been wanting to clean out my harddrive(delete stuff)
    i currently have 50gb out of a 145GB Harddrive space left

    i have about 35-40GB's of installed games,so i know if i unistall them
    il have around 90-100GB's left

    but what has been bugging me
    Where the **** is the other 40GB at?

    iv done all system clean ups
    disk cleanups

    Defragment all that stuff
    been still wondering where the hell the other 40 is?

    i dont have any movies and only about 5 gb of music on this
    any suggestions?
  2. it's me

    it's me TS Rookie

    Firstly your operating system will take up some place, but also don't you have any software installed???

    Maybe you have a ghosting program instaled such as acronis? This might partition your HD and hide the partitioned section from your OS. You might want to try and boot your system from a live OS disk and browsw through all your files to find out what's on there.

    By the way I have never heard from a 145 Gigs HD, They usually are either 120 Gigs or 160 Gigs. How did you determine the capacity of your HD?
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Out of curiousity, how much space taken by your drwtsn32.log and C:\Windows\temp folder?

    edit: a thing to try - under start, search select files, specify *.* for name, select search by size as >=ten thousand kilobytes (10000) and you'll see how many large files you have.

    Make sure to search hidden and system folders.

  4. Mr Backfire

    Mr Backfire TS Rookie Topic Starter

    when i 1st got the computer it was 138 GB otta 145GB
    and i ahvent really installed much besides games
    even if it was software i dont think it would equal up to 40-50GB

    And yes its a 145GB Harddrive

    That search...WoW....that help some,thnx for letting me know about that
    im up to 85GB now...still trying to find more
  5. it's me

    it's me TS Rookie

    OK you mean that windows recognizes it as 145 GB, you probably have a 180 GB drive than.

    Looking at your screenshot I would say empty your recyle bin, lol

    Also if you click on the hardware tab from the properties window which you have open on your screenshot, you will be able to choose your HD from the list and click on properties. In the window that will open up, choose the volumes tab and than click on populate. You should now be able to see at the bottom if this drive is partitioned. If it is you will see the partitions listed separately with their respective capacities.

    You can try to download ccleaner and see if it will find some more stuff for you to delete.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    1 answer: crap cleaner. Use it religiously.
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