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Discussion in 'Computers' started by Milo Williamson, Jan 4, 2022.

  1. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert
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    Any recomdenations of stripping it down and having less and less free space, I should download CCLeaner and Disc Defragger again, but you see with disc defragger not so sure it is doing its job, since the pie is around 3/4ths full, windows ten machine.
     



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  2. rootabaga

    rootabaga Android Expert

    Assuming you have dumped temp files (including all browsers you have installed) and cleaned out the download folders, there isn’t a whole lot else to do beyond uninstalling apps and moving data to a different location (external storage of some kind).

    Every time Windows installs updates it keeps a kind of mirror of each update in a folder so it consumes more and more space. You can’t clean out this side-by-side folder or it will break the OS.

    You could do a format and reinstall of a current rev and that will dump the folder, but it’s only a temporary fix. Not to mention you have to back up all of your data and reinstall all of your apps.

    If it’s not a laptop, add a huge second HD and move as much data as you can to it.

    The other option is to buy a new, larger drive and replace it.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert
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    Basically my comp's is this:

    upload_2022-1-5_9-54-34.png Makes me wonder how come the blue bar, well it has been like this forever now?
     
  4. rootabaga

    rootabaga Android Expert

    It’s always been there, you just haven’t noticed until it grew enough. (Also it’s no longer a default view in windows, so it’s easier to miss.)

    With that free space you’re fine. Don’t worry until you’re about 25 free. You can run defrag if you want, but not needed especially if that is a SSD.
     
  5. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    You can do a disk clean up and also select system files to remove.
    1. In the search box on the taskbar, type disk cleanup, and select Disk Cleanup from the list of results.
    2. Select the drive you want to clean up, and then select OK.
    3. Under Files to delete, select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.
    4. Select OK.
    If you need to free up more space, you can also delete system files:
    1. In Disk Cleanup, select Clean up system files.
    2. Select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.
    3. Select OK.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...ndows-10-8a96ff42-5751-39ad-23d6-434b4d5b9a68
     
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  6. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert
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    Thank you Kate, have a nice day.
     
  7. reinwert

    reinwert Lurker

    My comp also die soon
     
  8. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert
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    Turns out it was the many photos I snapshot, it was chewing my hard drive up, ergo that is why I have clouds.
     
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