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My windows 8 system drive's space is shrinking day by day. I have used literally all cleaning apps but still can't find the solution. Help.
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  1. check in your system if you dont have a back up software active that made daily save for the system .
  2. scout_03 said:
    check in your system if you dont have a back up software active that made daily save for the system .

    Nope i have only photoshop, itunes, ccleaner and tune up utilities installed
  3. for the os did you have the auto back up on .
  4. scout_03 said:
    for the os did you have the auto back up on .

    No i don't have. Even my windows updates are turned off.
  5. Might be the System Restore points rather than the backup specifically... go clear them out and see if you get any space back.

    If you want a quick way, the script linked here will do the trick: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/96013768/Clear%20System%20Restore%20Points.zip

    When you extract the batch file and run it, make sure you right click and select Run As Administrator (unless you have UAC disabled), otherwise the script will do nothing.
  6. The_Prophecy said:
    Might be the System Restore points rather than the backup specifically... go clear them out and see if you get any space back.

    If you want a quick way, the script linked here will do the trick: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/96013768/Clear%20System%20Restore%20Points.zip

    When you extract the batch file and run it, make sure you right click and select Run As Administrator (unless you have UAC disabled), otherwise the script will do nothing.

    Although i clean them daily but as per your suggestion i ran the batch file but nothing happened.
  7. Ok go grab WinDirStat and lets see where all this space is going. This will give you a graphical representation of all the files on your drive. You'll be able to figure out what is taking up the space so you can decide what to do with the data.
  8. Anonymous said:

    No i don't have. Even my windows updates are turned off.


    Oh and unless you have a specific reason for it (which I would actually love to hear if that is the case), turn this back on.
  9. The_Prophecy said:
    Anonymous said:

    No i don't have. Even my windows updates are turned off.


    Oh and unless you have a specific reason for it (which I would actually love to hear if that is the case), turn this back on.

    Hey sorry i clicked on the best solution button by mistake, anyway to undo it bro?
    and updates are disabled as they keeps on increasing in the system drive and ok i installed WinDirStart but nothing happened
  10. i found something that will analyse your system and give the size of all files so you could install it and made a print screen the same day then tomorrow when you open the system again made another print screen and compore both you will see witch software use the hdd space it is free http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
  11. scout_03 said:
    i found something that will analyse your system and give the size of all files so you could install it and made a print screen the same day then tomorrow when you open the system again made another print screen and compore both you will see witch software use the hdd space it is free http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

    Ok trying
  12. Anonymous said:

    Hey sorry i clicked on the best solution button by mistake, anyway to undo it bro?
    and updates are disabled as they keeps on increasing in the system drive and ok i installed WinDirStart but nothing happened


    The BA has been de-selected.

    For the sake of security, turn updates back on. You can clear out the Windows Update cache either by using the script linked below:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/96013768/Clear%20Windows%20Update%20Cache.zip

    Or by manually deleting all files under the following folders on your C drive:

    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

    I assume the reason you are not installing updates right now is because of this drive space problem?

    Run WinDirStat and let it scan your C drive. It will show you were all of the data on the drive is located. Once you know where it is, that should give you an pretty quick indication of why it is there and what you can do with it.
  13. The_Prophecy said:
    Anonymous said:

    Hey sorry i clicked on the best solution button by mistake, anyway to undo it bro?
    and updates are disabled as they keeps on increasing in the system drive and ok i installed WinDirStart but nothing happened


    The BA has been de-selected.

    For the sake of security, turn updates back on. You can clear out the Windows Update cache either by using the script linked below:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/96013768/Clear%20Windows%20Update%20Cache.zip

    Or by manually deleting all files under the following folders on your C drive:

    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

    I assume the reason you are not installing updates right now is because of this drive space problem?

    Run WinDirStat and let it scan your C drive. It will show you were all of the data on the drive is located. Once you know where it is, that should give you an pretty quick indication of why it is there and what you can do with it.

    Well i turned it on, and in system drive WinSxs have the largest size. What to do with it?
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  15. How large is your C drive Mohitosh, and how much space is currently free?
  16. Hi, I don't really have a solution but the exact same thing happened to me.

    My 120GB SSD went down to about 3GB and I was only using about 60GB
    Then one day i turned my PC on and le wild 60GB appeared.
    Hopefully this info will help someone find you a solution.
  17. The_Prophecy said:
    How large is your C drive Mohitosh, and how much space is currently free?


    It's 160gb and now only 20gb is free.
  18. what happens if you stop that tune up utilities . also the photoshop is around 760 mb so if you do a loot of work with without cleaning the old unsused one that could had up to a few gig .
  19. scout_03 said:
    what happens if you stop that tune up utilities . also the photoshop is around 760 mb so if you do a loot of work with without cleaning the old unsused one that could had up to a few gig .


    I have uninstalled everything(except system apps) but still no effect, around 120gb is used i.e. 40gb is free for me.
  20. open c from the desktop and then press the file property to see witch size they have and report the result for each of them with the name i will check the size with mine to see witch one use the most of the hdd space .
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