I have a small solid state drive on my work PC, 56.5Gb in size, that has my install of Windows 7 on it.
Here is a break down of the biggest folders/files:
Windows\: 22.1 Gb pagefile.sys: 7.9Gb Program Data\: 6.9Gb (90% of which is in \Microsoft\Search) Users\: 6.8Gb hiberfil.sys: 5.9Gb Program Files (x86)\: 4.8Gb (50% of this is in \Common Files) Program Files\: 1Gb
This leaves me with very little space on my solid state drive.
Unfortunately I am unable to re-install the operating system or change too many settings. Likewise I am unable to change this drive for another.
I use my computer to search the network lots, so my gut feeling is that the size of Program Data is necessary, or at least will be re-created in no time if I get rid of it. Is my gut right?
The biggest program I have on this solid state drive is Microsoft Office, which due to a licensing issue here at work (don't ask) I am unable to re-install onto another drive. Even still, it is only 576Mb in size and wouldn't give me much of a gain in space. I have re-installed as much as I possibly can onto another drive, except for Google Chrome which doesn't seem to have an option to install it elsewhere anymore (am I missing something there?).
Is there anything I can safely delete from one of these folders to free up some space? (unneeded back ups for instance?)
Is there any other advice you can offer me to free up some space on my solid state drive.