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How to find out where all my drive drive space has been used?

Posted on 2011-09-22
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I suddenly noticed that I only have about 600mb left on my hard drive out of my 150GB.  How do I find out where the most space has been consumed on my drive?  There are too many folders and embeded folders that I don't know how to pinpoint this.  thank you.
My pc is on Window 7 Enterprise.
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I use this one.

http://windirstat.info/

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I use Treesize. It gives a pie chart showing you exactly what is taking up space.
http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
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by:rfportilla
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There several utilities out there for this, but you probably already know where a lot of this is going: videos?, music?, programs?, iso's?

Without any utilities, I usually just go to the root, make sure all the hidden files and folders are showing, and check a few things at a time.  you will probably find that Windows, Program Files, and users folders are the largest.  If you look at the folders in Program Files and Users, you will find some stuff to get rid of.  

Quickest thing is to run disk cleanup.

If you download a utility, make sure you have a virus scanner.  I was going to look for one, but the first one I came across was stopped by my antivirus.


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Thank you.
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