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Windows 7 - What is using all my disk space

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I only have a 160GB drive installed in my workstation. 130GB of it is being used and I did not think I had that much software installed. I do have two virtual machines (XP and Vista) but they are only base operating systems.

Is there a way or a tool that will show what is consuming the majority of my hard disk?

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http://windirstat.info/
WinDirStat

Features
WinDirStat reads the whole directory tree once and then presents it in three useful views:

The directory list, which resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer but is sorted by file/subtree size,
The treemap, which shows the whole contents of the directory tree straight away,
The extension list, which serves as a legend and shows statistics about the file types.
Coupling. Select an item in the directory list: The treemap highlights it; and vice versa.
Zooming.
Built-in cleanup actions including Open, Show Properties, Delete.
User-defined cleanups (command line based).
Works with network drives and UNC paths.
'Create disk usage report' option.
'Submit bug report/Feedback' option.
Online help.
setup.exe.
Language can be set to Czech, German, English, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and Russian.

WinDirStat is known to run on Windows 95 (IE5), Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows NT4 (SP5), Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
The program comes in two variants: Ansi and Unicode.
Windows 9x and ME users must use the Ansi variant.
All others should use the Unicode variant.
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There are few tools that do it. One of it is Glary utilities

http://download.cnet.com/Glary-Utilities/3000-2094_4-10508531.html?tag=mncol

go to Modules > Files & Folder > Disk Analysis

it will give you good details on files folders occupying the space

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Thank you both
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