I have a 128gb SSD which, at the moment, only has my OS and one driver on it. However, when I go to my "computer" folder it says that 77GB are being taken up. Now I went through each one of the folders on the SSD, they added up to only 17GB. What is taking up those 60GB of storage space. I have already tried cleaning it up, defraging it and checking it for errors. But there are still those 60GB being taken up. Is my only option reformating it and starting from scratch again or are there other options. Any advice you guys could give would be great!
Well I tried turning off system restore and that only got rid of only less than a gig. One thing that I failed to mention was that I originally put Win 7 on my build, and then I installed Win 8 preview. But Win 8 was giving my computer problems so I went back to Win 7. Now I realize that the previous Windows installations create "Windows-old" folder and I have already deleted them through disk cleanup. Could there be any other hidden files that are taking up space?
Thanks nukemaster! Sorry it took me so long to respon, but I ran the software and I found out it was my pagefile.sys that was taking up so much space. This file apparently is used in case your memory overflows and therefore the size was based off how much memory I had (32GB). And after doing some research, I found out that I can move this file to a different hard drive. Therefore, I'm just going to move it to my 1TB HDD to open up space in my SSD. Thanks everyone for taking the time to respond! I really appreciate it!