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I see a lot of previous questions being asked here about visualizing hard drive usage. Maybe those would be helpful, but I really need to find out why my 64 GB hard drive in Windows 7 keeps running out of space without me doing much to it. Every couple weeks I need to free a GB by removing applications or whatever I can possibly find. I'm just about to run out of apps and files to delete! I have another 128GB hard drive in this computer, but apps don't run correctly when the main C:\ drive runs out of space...

I've right clicked for details of individual folders in C: and drilled down that way... but it's very time consuming and I'm not sure all the numbers add up properly! virus scans don't show anything funny.

I guess I'd love a tool that not only visualizes or clearly lists file/directory storage, but shows me within a time frame where space is taken up. Like for the past 2 weeks, where's the data?

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Have you tried using any of the tools suggested on other questions? If you ran some of the software suggested program to visualize file system use, you might be able to figure out what's taking up space. It's most likely temp storage, logs, etc. – nhinkle Apr 16 '11 at 21:35
since I had slightly different requirements, I figured I'd ask... kind of the whole point of this site... – at01 Apr 16 '11 at 23:43
@nhinkle: +1. First you identify what's taking up the space, then you figure out why, then you fix it. – boot13 Apr 17 '11 at 2:49
your requirements are slightly different indeed, which is why I didn't close your question as a duplicate on sight. It would be appreciated though if you would tell us what steps you've already taken, and if you've actually tried any of the software already recommended for this sort of problem. – nhinkle Apr 17 '11 at 2:51
I've now tried a bunch of the programs and none of them give you an idea of how much space is being eaten up within a period of time, I was able to figure some things out with treesize by softonic (easier than the rest even without a visualization). – at01 Apr 17 '11 at 18:42
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Try here this software shows your directories and where the HDD is being used. Also try here.

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While neither software shows me quickly and easily what's eating up my space the most within a timeframe, I was able to figure some things out with treesize much better than windows' file manager. – at01 Apr 17 '11 at 18:41

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