Windows 7 - Which system or 3rd party files on hard drive can I delete?
Posted on 2014-01-16
I am trying to rid my C drive of system created or 3rd party software created files that I do not need.
My HP Laptop is: Windows 7 Ultimate, Intel i7, 16GB Installed Memory (RAM). The primary drive (disk 0) has 466GB capacity. 236GB of this is partitioned for the C Drive.
This C drive has used space of 201GB out of 236GB Total Capacity.
My Program Files, Program Files (x86) and ProgramData folders have only 29GB used. I am concluding I may have a lot of system or 3rd party files that I can delete.
I keep all my data on the D Drive. I try to have C drive for programs only.
I noticed that the following drive has 40GB data on it (11,787 files and 1,467 folders).
I have two questions:
1. Can I delete all the folders and files in: C:\Users\Thomas\AppData\Local ?
2. Is there a utility software that I can purchase which performs this function well? That is, the utility would analyze my hard drive for system and 3rd party files that are dated and non-critical that I can delete.