Disc issue

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by teak, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. teak

    teak New Member

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    It seems the more I delete programs and files, my disc space is still being used up, it is almost 1/2. What would I have to do to reduce what maybe loading on the disc space ?

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  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    It's worth noting that you need to empty the recycle bin after deleting things for them to be truly marked as free space. Additionally, a great tool to clean un-necessary files is CCleaner which you can get from www.piriform.com/ccleaner.
     
  3. whs

    whs Extraordinary Member

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    My suspicion would be that the system is adding restore points in the shadowstorage. Run this command in elevated command prompt:

    vssadmin list shadowstorage

    Look for the allocated number. That's what is used up to now. Maximum is what will be ultimately used.
     
  4. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Check the space allocated to system restore and cut it back some. Running Ccleaner is a good idea too. When it asks to backup registry items before deleting select yes, You can manually elete them later when you are sure there are no problems.
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  5. teak

    teak New Member

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    Thanks I am going to co host XP also.
     

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