All user folder 20 gb

By butterfield21 ยท 5 replies
Mar 30, 2008
  1. hello all i defraged my hard drive and found it is 80% full i have a 40 gb hard drive ! but i hardly have anything on my pc just the basic programs i only use it for surfing !
    anyway i found my all user folder in documents and settings has 20gbs in so i looked in it and there is only empty folders in there !
    i ran disk clean up and that didnt do anything !
    im at a loss please help
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Please download FullDisk
    This will tell you where all the gigs are !

    Also download CCleaner to clean up more
  3. butterfield21

    butterfield21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i ran the full disk and it said it was in kaspersky files folder so i uninstalled kasperky and its still there ! i ran thee clean up thing you suggested and it got rid of 330mbs !
    i cant find the kaspersky file to delete it though i have searched and used explore but no availe !
    any suggestions to find it ?
    i know where it is from the full disk but cant find it 1 its like a ghost !
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Oh Kaspersky's files, yeah they really do build up. I know how to do it in Kaspersk's settings lol.

    Anyway go to Control Panel--> Folder Options
    Scroll down the list and tick "Show hidden files and folders
    And also another one, "show system files" Yes

    Then go back to the folder (that you now know where it is)
    And hopefully remove all these gigs.

    Also confirm you are an Administrator account by going to users in Control Panel too.

    I must logoff now, have to go. Please reply back with results anyway.
    Also put the folder options back to normal once finished
  5. butterfield21

    butterfield21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wow thanks !
    will i have to do that every now and then ?
    its gathered that amount in 6 months ! might go back to norton !
    is there any way to stop it doing crazy things like clogging my computer up !
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523


    No, AVG is just fine for any home user.
    Just run CCleaner every once in a while. (monthly will do)
    Seeming you have now removed Kaspersky, you won't get those backup gigs any more.
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