My Hard Drive is almost Full?

By Joe_Zuki
Apr 3, 2007
  1. Just over a year ago My HD had close to 35 gigs of free space. Now it has only 9.9 gigs of free space.

    I turned off the system restore and started it back up and now I have 12.2 gigs of free space.

    Is this something I should be concered with? Are there other back-ups that I might need to get rid of?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    Only you know what crap you put on your hard drive :)

    Use a graphical utility like SequoiaView to get an idea where your disk space has gone.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    In your \Windows Folder, there are some folders created for every MS Update and HotFix applied.

    Assuming you absolutely are committed to keeping the patches already installed
    (ie: you will never UNINSTALL or roll-back a hotfix)
    then you can:
    • boot into Safe Mode
    • go to \windows
    • use tools->Folder Options->view tab-> show hidden files and
      uncheck hide known extensions, and windows protected files
    • click ok
    now while in SAFE MODE, you can delete folders which look like:
  4. Joe_Zuki

    Joe_Zuki TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I did this and now have 12.8 gigs avaiable.
  5. Tedster

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

    use crap cleaner to get rid of unnecessary stuff and to clean the registry.
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