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C space vanishing fast

Last response: in Windows 7
January 10, 2013 5:09:26 PM

my c drive / partition has been eaten up by windows 7 , its 52 gb and windows is now using 25 gb
. ive run winsysdir and the biggest file is the winsxs at 13.5 gb

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a b $ Windows 7
January 10, 2013 5:14:52 PM

Hi :) 


All the best Brett :) 
January 10, 2013 5:27:21 PM

WinSxs Folder Cleanup

Here are some options you may consider to clear up disk space – some routine and some extreme:

Run Disk Cleanup tool or CCleaner
Uninstall unused applications
Move Page file to another drive
Disable hibernation
Use the dedicated dump file option to capture memory dump files on another volume on the system.
Disable system restore points
Offload user profile and program file directories to another volume on the system.

Further to Brett's post, I thought I'd share the above. Taken from
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January 11, 2013 11:19:45 AM

thanks, ive run disk clean up , thats given me about 1 gb , ive got nearly all of my programs and internet history etc running on the much larger d partion
a c 232 $ Windows 7
January 11, 2013 12:00:34 PM

Windirstat may help you finsd any large files.

If you don't use hibernate, drop to a command prompt and type powercfg -h off. Do a powercfg /? for a list of options. This will disable hibernation and remove the huge hiberfil.sys file. You can alo change the settings for system restore. I think the default is to use 12% of your drive.