I installed my Windows 7 in 3-4 months ago and it ran very well until yesterday. My C drive is about 40Gb. The combined total of all the visible folders in the root directory of my C drive is 16Gb (including the Windows folder), but my system tells me that I have only 1.13Gb of free space. I haven't installed any Programs and Updates. What can I do?
See if you have shadow copies enabled. Restore points could be eating up the HD space.
Open My Computer and right-click the C: drive. Select Properties.
Go to the Previous Versions tab. Do you see a lot of restore points? If so, they can be removed, or disabled altogether.
Open the Control Panel.
Click System Protection in the left pane.
From here you can press Delete to remove all the restore points and then reduce the Max Usage slider lower to something more reasonable.
There is also the option to Turn off system protection if you really low on disk space.
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I hope this will work. let us know about the result.
There could be a number of reasons so try all suggestions :-) I'm sure all the space can't be missing due to temporary files but here's a program that may help a little. It deletes old, unsued and temporary files/logs. http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
I don't think anyones mentioned this and it is simple so I may be stating the obvious. Make sure you are viewing hidden files/folders. To do this go to this open C: and go to "folder options" (you may need to press alt to see it) select "view" tab and select "show hidden files, folders and drives" and hit apply.
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