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    Very strange HDD drive problem

    My gf's C: drive has 0 bytes of free space. When trying to locate the folder that was taking up all the room we couldn't find it. Actually we turned "hidden folders" on. Then we went to C:Users\name\appdata we discovered that appdata is HUGE, 25 gig huge to be precise. Within it there is a folder called local\Windows\Microsoft and that is 23 gig big.

    So this folder is simply too big. Can I trim it some how? Delete it? Or shift it to a different drive? Any help would be much appreciated because my gf's computer has ground to a halt due to no swap space.

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    Re: Very strange HDD drive problem

    virus scan time ?

    i have 133mb in there so time to delete stuff

    what folder is taking the space in there ?

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    Re: Very strange HDD drive problem

    Mine is about 2.5 gigs in size, so 25 gigs does seem rather a lot...

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    Re: Very strange HDD drive problem

    There is a file in there called temporary internet files that is 23 gig ... I can delete that right!? That is just search history and cookies?

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    Re: Very strange HDD drive problem

    hell yeh, wipe the lot. might be worth running the disck cleanup wizard after, running it before will take ages with that much.

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    Re: Very strange HDD drive problem

    check for Temp too, some things save there for some reason, cleaned out a mates pc recently and it had 120GB in there, craziness.
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    Sounds to me like you need to back up all her important files and wipe the drive and re-install windows.

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    Re: Very strange HDD drive problem

    well we downloaded a program called Ccleaner becuase we couldn't delete the files but with that program we managed to and now there is 23 gig of free space where there was 0 before so it must have deleted the folder and the computer seems perfectly stable and smooth again

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    Re: Very strange HDD drive problem

    Run CCleaner every once in a while, it frees up a lot of space taken up by junk, I personally run it once every month.

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    Re: Very strange HDD drive problem

    Yeah quite a common occurrence for people to not realize that Windows stores a lot of temporary crap on the hard disk.

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    Re: Very strange HDD drive problem

    Right click into properties of C: and there is a built in disk cleanup tool.

    Using CCleaner you might accidentially delete your browsing history / saved passwords.
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