Something keeps eating my main drive space!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MonarchX, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    I just do not know what it is. I use CCleaner with CCEnhancer and select EVERYTHING that is clean-able, but I do that often enough for it not to be the problem. I checked my Users folder and the size for it stays the same. I checked pagefile, drivers, Software Distribution folder, and now I am stuck. I don't know how to figure out what is taking my space!
     
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  2. LostED

    LostED SVF Patch Lover

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    System Restore ????
     
  3. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    That is antecedent of Malware present in your Temp folder or other folders. I would say you use Malwarebytes to remove them before your local drive(C:) turns red as in full.
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Not nessessarily, can as said be Restore Points and Shadow Volome Copies. No antimalware software is allowed to touch this. Only Windows CleanMgr or via command prompt.
     
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  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    SSD Drive or mechanical HDD?
     
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  7. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Thank you very much, sir. I accept your view but there is nothing wrong in exploring all avenues. I have come across a situation like that without restore points on the system nor is there any shadow volume copy only to find out that Malwares were the culprits.
     
  8. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    windirstat can see file locations for u
     
  9. gunter

    gunter MDL Novice

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    Find and kill whatever is eating your disk, heh

    Check all temp, tmp folders, if there is something weird (like enormous undeletible files) then check with malwarebyte. You should provide details od comp spec
     
  10. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Didn't say you were wrong :D. Only hinted to check system files, if all this is to no avail, then i would check for any virus, not as first step :g:.
     
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