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Disk Space on PC - No room?

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    Windows 8.1

    Disk Space on PC - No room?

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    So apparently my disk is full but I cannot find out what is using my disk space?

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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Do you have Ccleaner installed? If yes you can use it's new disk analyzer.
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    The best way to find out your disk usage , use a disk space analyser.
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    In Folder Options, turn on: Show Hidden Files and Protected Operating System Files.
    Download: TreeSize Portable Free & Run. Click on C: Drive to analyze. It will list all the large files/folders first.
    Check the following files/folders, those can take a lot of space from your C drive:
    1. C:\System Volume Information
    2. C:\$Recycle.bin
    3. C:\Pagefile.sys
    4. C:\Hiberfil.sys if you have Hibernation turned on.
    5. C:\Windows\Installer
    6. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb
    7. C:\Windows\WinSxS

    In addition, you probably store your personal data in C: Drive then you might want to move them to another drive to free up some space.
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    Dual boot: Win 8.1 Pro x64; Win 7 HP x64

    This is very strange, and very troubling.

    Windows is reporting that you have one or two pictures, no music, no videos, and a very small amount of documents.

    The downloads folder is your largest media storage at this point and it's not even a gig.

    Are you a spy sir? Have you encrypted all your material?

    Four things come to mind:

    1. A PC that has a lot of faults so lots and lots of space is being taken up by crash dumps. I sort of doubt this one or you would have complained about more than just not having space.
    2. You have a virus, some sort of cryptolocker that is only working partially well. So it encrypted most of your files, but for whatever reason can't take the next step which is to send you the ransom, and can't otherwise take over your computer. I cannot recall the last time I saw a computer with this little media.
    3. Someone is hiding something on your computer.
    4. Your drive is failing.

    It is very hard to fill up 500 GB without media. Even AutoCad files should get reported as media no?

    Interested to see how this turns out.
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