Drive C space eaten

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  1. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    Hi,I have problem I don't know how to solve this,my drive C space is eaten,I don't know what folder is bigger size or programs that eats the space of my drive C...How do I fixed this ? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. LM3

    LM3 MDL Junior Member

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    You could run Ccleaner and free up some space.
     
  3. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    #3 murphy78, Oct 30, 2014
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    You can run "cleanmgr" and select system files. That will remove superseded updates and various temporary files.
    You can also run admin command prompt:
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    net stop wuauserv
    rd /q/s c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download
    Those will clear up a lot of unnecessary system files and waste and are 100% safe.
     
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    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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  5. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    If this problem is "new and sudden", you may have a virus. If not, then the many good, earlier suggestions should help. Let us know when you have it resolved.
     
  6. Leslie_Coffelt

    Leslie_Coffelt MDL Member

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    Josh Cell's (MDL member) "UnCleaner" - another good program to free up space.
     
  7. jpx

    jpx MDL Novice

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    If you don’t use hibernate mode you can delete the “hiberfil.sys” file from your drive. I gained a lot of GB’s removing this file from my SSD.

    As someone mentioned above CCleaner is a fairly easy to use tool to delete the most commonly unused temp files too.
     
  8. Ryansr

    Ryansr MDL Novice

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    I also agree that CCleaner is a preferred tool for clearing clutter from your HDD. Look also at clearing the "slack" space from your C-Drive. Back when I still used Window Washer, it used to have that option.