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Hard Disk Space Allocation on Windows 7 VM

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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cpatte7372

8/22/2022 - Mon
Seth Simmons

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
awawada

WinDirStat is also a good tool.
https://windirstat.info/
nobus

what system is this?   there were lenovo's that did system backup on the C: drive
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cpatte7372

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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:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Howe much RAM in the Computer ?

Pagefile size can take up a large amount of disk space ?
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compdigit44

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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Cheers