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Topic # 224147 4-Nov-2017 20:35
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Windows updated the other day to the new creators fall edition, but now my C: drive has bloated out to about 96% fall have tried disc clean up to no avail. Have searched for windows.old file big no there too, so very frustrated.

 

Any help would be much appreciated 


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  Reply # 1895330 4-Nov-2017 20:36
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What was it before update?

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  Reply # 1895331 4-Nov-2017 20:40
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You can use a program like WinDirStat. It lists all your files/folders by size and also displays a treemap of all the data.

 

I can be very helpful when trying to find what's taking up all your space.





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  Reply # 1895332 4-Nov-2017 20:43
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You dont just run disk cleanup, you need to run the administrator portion of it to include critical system too..

 

Else wait 10days and see if its frees up. There is also smart storage options in it now. 

 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-storage-sense-free-space-automatically-windows-10-fall-creators-update 


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  Reply # 1895359 4-Nov-2017 22:30
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i just had the update today, i was able to free up 12+GB of space using disc cleanup and the cleanup system files option


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  Reply # 1895414 5-Nov-2017 08:50
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I had the same with my clean install last week. In my case though the old windows folder system was clearly there as windows.old. I moved this off to another drive and solved my problem. I'll delete it soon as everything seems to running really well.

 

@LUPPO - did you run disk cleanup in administrator mode which gives you the option to clean up previous windows installations once you've clicked the Clean Up System Files button? You could do the same thing another way by going to System|Storage and under Storage Sense click the 'Change how we free up space' button. There should an option to delete previous versions of windows on the next screen.


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