Windows 7 consuming hard drive space

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Windows 7 consuming hard drive space

Postby Pyrrho » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:39 am

Work laptop was down to <10% free space. "Disk Cleanup" helped but every day the drive space kept being eaten by unknown bugs.

Here's the guy who had the answer:

http://www.infoworld.com/article/311235 ... drive.html

Went from 17gb free to 97gb free. Fun times deleting several hundred files @150mb each.
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Re: Windows 7 consuming hard drive space

Postby Rob Lister » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:13 am

My version doesn't [yet] have that issue. I'm wondering how this guy figured this out. Does he somehow have the Windows 7 source code or is he just a fucking great detective.

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Re: Windows 7 consuming hard drive space

Postby Pyrrho » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:13 pm

At the end he thanks a poster named "ch100" who probably got the information from this post on Microsoft:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 040c4eedfa

Looks like that person figured it out but doesn't say how.
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Re: Windows 7 consuming hard drive space

Postby Witness » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:12 am

No such problem on W10 – time to upgrade? :twisted:

Nevertheless I run a cleaner (e. g. http://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-disk-cleaner.html) before shutting down. Gets rid of ~ 500 MB on a daily basis, much more after an install or update.
Works nicely for me since my first PC.

N. B.: Some progs like Google Earth can also very quickly build a discreet cache in the GBs.

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Re: Windows 7 consuming hard drive space

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:33 am

It's the work laptop. I can do some things to it but not many things.

There was a 3.3 gig log file in there from a year ago. WTF. Apparently the system has been trying and failing to make a .cab file out of it every 20 minutes that entire time.

Unrelated: I had to call a client's service desk to unlock my user account on their system. He asked if he could log in to my system remotely to set it up for me. I told him that "I'm not authorized to authorize that," and he laughed. "Fair enough!"
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