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Widows Surface: hard disk is full

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Widows Surface: hard disk is full


    Hi everyone,
    I have a problem with my tablet Windows Surface.
    It has 32GBs of space but it's completely full. I've tried to empty it but I seriously can't figure out what to delete.
    The apps take about 4-5GBs and I don't have anything else that should occupy space! I thought the memory was taken by the OneDrive sync but I've deleted every file of OneDrive from the tablet, yet nothing changed.
    It keeps saying I have around 500MBs of space left, no matter what I do!

    Do you know any solution?

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  2. #2


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,595
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Have you emptied the recycle bin?
    Have you run disk cleanup (including system file cleanup)?
    Do you have too many restore points?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    The bin is empty, I ran a disk clean up and I never made any restore point..
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  4. #4


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,595
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    You could try running TreeSize or WinDirStat to see if either of them will help you determine what's using your disk space. When you only have a 32G disk to begin with, there's not much left after the OS, recovery partition and a few apps.

    Do you have an SD card in your Surface? You could try uninstalling some apps and installing them to the SD card. In addition, you could move the user folders to the SD card.

    Good luck tracking down anything that is hogging your disk space.
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