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Topic # 147229 12-Jun-2014 21:20
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One of my HTPC's is nearing capacity on the c drive..its up to 45GB out of 48GB.
every now and then it comes to a grinding halt as i hit near the limit.

I've moved all the my docs/pics etc etc over to another partition but still nearly full.
what can i easily delete to free up some space? would uninstalling a few programs and installing them on the other partition help, for instance open office etc?

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  Reply # 1064473 12-Jun-2014 21:24
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first i would be finding out what is taking up all that space?

if you are saving most things to another drive and dont have much installed on C then it shouldnt be using that much space

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  Reply # 1064474 12-Jun-2014 21:24
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Disk cleanup
Next step delete all your video files
No other way to create space on a hard drive

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  Reply # 1064475 12-Jun-2014 21:26
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  Reply # 1064486 12-Jun-2014 21:51
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i suspect that the suspend and hibernate files are taking up a heap of space as the PC runs 8 gigs of ram??


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  Reply # 1064497 12-Jun-2014 22:05
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TimA: http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/

You are welcome.


Also Google for Treesize Free and try this out.  For me the ranking of the folders from largest to smallest in this format is easier to understand.




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  Reply # 1064498 12-Jun-2014 22:05
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Well that will be 16 gigs if my memory serves me correctly, you could turn off hibernate and suspend and then delete the files(i think they are usually in c:\)
You could try windirstat to find out what else is taking space https://windirstat.info/

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  Reply # 1064501 12-Jun-2014 22:09
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  Reply # 1064510 12-Jun-2014 22:22
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i managed to remove over 10gb worth of stuff pretty easily

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  Reply # 1064514 12-Jun-2014 22:24
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Well 48gb is pretty small for a c drive these days. I'm about to change to a 120gb SSD and certainly wouldn't use anything smaller. That size will require installing some programs on another drive as my current 200gb has only 68gb free.

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  Reply # 1064516 12-Jun-2014 22:26
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i have 69gb free of 120gb on mine, all my programs are installed on there and a couple of small games. everything else is on the other drives

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  Reply # 1064556 12-Jun-2014 23:58
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While not actually designed for it, Bleachbit seems to be the best thing around for freeing up space. I believe it may even be available for most of the common platforms.

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