Drive C: showing nearly full

#1
Hello All, I am using win 7 64 installed on a 240gb ssd It has suddenly started showing nearly full. I don't keep any data on the drive just programs and if I add up the contents of the folders (not hidden)it only comes to 35 gb, how can I check what it filling up my drive ?
 


Joe S

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#2
Have you tried running Disk Cleanup? How much space do you allow for System Restore? It may be filling up with restore points.
Joe
 


#3
Hello I have run disk cleanup it got me 20mb I can't see where I setup system restore
 


Joe S

Excellent Member
#4
look in the Control Panel at Systems then System Protection and configure there is a slider there to control the amount of space it uses.
Joe
 


#5
What brand of SSD is it, make and model? There might be a diagnostic tool or even a firmware update for your drive.
 


#6
Hello, the system restore got me 7gb back my drive is an OCZ vertex 3. I have turned on hidden files and noticed that there are two files on my root C: directory hiberfil.sys using 19 gb and pagefile.sys using 25 gb
 


#7
You could try running chkdsk to see if there are lost clusters taking up space and not being accounted for.
Checks the file system and file system metadata of a volume for logical and physical errors. If used without parameters, chkdsk displays only the status of the volume and does not fix any errors. If used with the /f, /r, /x, or /b parameters, it fixes errors on the volume.
This app may help you find which files are using all your space. - WinDirStat (Windows Directory Statistics)
WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for various versions of Microsoft Windows.
 


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