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Unexplained 3Gb Hard Drive Swings

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November 7, 2012 5:29:50 PM

Hello,

I have a WinVista machine with a 50Gb C: drive and a 50Gb D" drive. Over the years, the C: drive has gotten filled up and the past year or two it has gotten 90% or more filled. I moved all of my large data files over to the D: drive, but the C: drive continues to fill up. Depending upon the day, it swings between 45Gb and 48Gb of usage on the C: drive.

I have scanned for malware with Malwarebytes, AVG, and Spybot and they continue to come up clean. Is there another potential explanation for what is happening or do I need to get an antivirus expert involved?

I only use the machine for Outlook and AOL email accounts and a little web research. So the big daily swings in disk usage is puzzling.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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November 7, 2012 5:49:43 PM

Download windirstat utility(google it) to get some statistics about where the space is going.

Write down numbers, and as it varies, find what is growing or shrinking
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November 7, 2012 5:50:06 PM

Thanks so much for your fast reply. No, I did not move the entire Documents folder. I just moved many of the sub-folders that I had originally created. They seemed to move cleanly and I do not see them in the C: drive anymore, so I could not do it the way the link suggests now.
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November 7, 2012 5:50:53 PM

raytseng said:
Download windirstat utility(google it) to get some statistics about where the space is going.

Write down numbers, and as it varies, find what is growing or shrinking



Cool, I will do that now! Thanks so much.
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