Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




455 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 139


Topic # 185566 27-Nov-2015 18:04
Send private message

Hi Guys,

A few weeks ago I rebuilt my PC and fresh installed Windows 10 on my brand new 240 GB SSD.

A few weeks later and I've noticed I've suddenly got "2.33" GB free when looking at the "This PC" window.

However when I select all of the sub folders and file (including hidden files/folders) and right click, the total dick space used is "114 GB".

The 114 GB is roughly what the usage was prior to this sudden jump and I would say is the "acutal" usage.

I've cleared the downloads, temp and recycle bin to no avail. Something seems to be reserving half my SSD and making the PC almost unusable.

Thanks in advance for any help :)

-Aidan.

Create new topic
4993 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1327

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1436234 27-Nov-2015 18:57
Send private message

use something like treesize to see where all the space us used

282 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 79

Subscriber

  Reply # 1436235 27-Nov-2015 18:57
Send private message

It's possible windows update keep old windows files when updating to newer version. Try running disk cleanup and make sure to check (can't remember the name) something to do with rollback or uninstall.

 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
61812 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12466

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1436243 27-Nov-2015 19:10
2 people support this post
Send private message
4474 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 849

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1436332 27-Nov-2015 21:13
Send private message

Hi, checkout your system restore tongue-out

I can guarantee you this is the issue. I had same exact problem which drives me nut!





7847 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2588

Subscriber

  Reply # 1436335 27-Nov-2015 21:23
Send private message

download something like Spacesniffer

Should be able to show you where your space is being used


14289 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2590

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1436339 27-Nov-2015 21:34
Send private message

You have to turn system restore to use 0% (or 1% if it's the min) of the drive before you turn it off. Delete restore points. I've also seen something strange with hidden partitions once. And the disk cleanup too cleaning system files.

My W10 install with plenty of programs and such is around 40GB.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


7596 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4012


  Reply # 1436364 27-Nov-2015 22:01
Send private message

Menu|System
Select "Storage" from list.
Double-click on the system drive on the pane on the right.
Wait a few seconds for it to analyse drive contents.
Click on listed items for more detail and options.
Voila.  It actually works.



455 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 139


  Reply # 1437165 29-Nov-2015 11:08
Send private message

Downloaded TreeSize and it turns out to be a folder called "Packages" which is under "[Username]" -> "AppData" -> "Local" -> "Packages". That folder was taking up nearly 50% of my drive. Any ideas what it is, and why it filled up my drive in a few weeks?

Also my system restore was already set to use 300MB max, so that wasn't the issue, what thanks for the suggestions everyone!

Cheers.

282 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 79

Subscriber

  Reply # 1437180 29-Nov-2015 12:11
Send private message

lgtfy

Did you try the built in disk cleaner suggested above?

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.