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Hello Experts,

Can someone let me know if there is a way get an overview or summary of what is taking up so much space on my Windows 7?

I have only about 2 Gb of available space but I haven't download anything. The disk space allocated to my hard drive is 32GB, see image but the space available is minimal.


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by:Seth Simmons
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use treesize free to check the folder usage

TreeSize Free
http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

you can try disk cleanup wizard though doubt it will do much
typically the SxS folder is large; windows 7/2008 R2 virtual machine system drive i usually provision at least 40gb-50gb
might just be easier to extend C virtual disk another 10gb for a little more breathing room
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WinDirStat is also a good tool.
https://windirstat.info/
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by:nobus
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what system is this?   there were lenovo's that did system backup on the C: drive
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Hello experts,

The system is a compaq Presario CQ61

I increased the size by 10Gb, but as I mentioned in related post the increase isn't shown when in C:
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Howe much RAM in the Computer ?

Pagefile size can take up a large amount of disk space ?
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Use diskmanagement to reduce the size of the partition by about 10MB, and then check whether explorer reflects the correct size. If you expand the size to use the full available space, using diskmanagement, explorer and windows doesn't always show the correct size.

Usually when you use 3rd party tools for resizing, you don't have that problem.
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Check the size of Temp and Software Distribution also do you have any type of verbose logging enabled?

If this VM is backed up check of any temp files not cleaned up by the backup program. I have seen this happen a number of times.
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