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Advice Required: My C drive keeps getting filled

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    Advice Required: My C drive keeps getting filled


    Hi there,

    Currently my C drive is almost full but I have no idea what makes it full. I have removed quite a few programs but yet the space keeps getting filled, hence I would like to seek help from anyone here.

    Let me know what information you would need further and I will try my best to provide them. Thank you!

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    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    without seeing all the files present... I would assume your PC is set to hibernate..

    Open command prompt (admim) and type the following

    powercfg /h off

    which will turn off hibernation, because the hiber file can become a very large file and use a lot of disk space
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    Have you run diskclean to free up space
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    ^ I did but still didn't clear much space.

    Also, cant run the hibernation off in command prompt, i received an error, unable to perform operation, you may not have permission to perform this operation.
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    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 638
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Elsewhere, somebody was having a C-drive fill-up, and other posters suggesting using any one of free utilities that give either percentages, graphs, color charts, etc. of which directories are loaded the most all the way to which directories are nearly empty.
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    this shifts a lot of stuff >> Download UnCleaner Free
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Was the command prompt run in administrator mode?

    For disk cleaners, I've been using Wise Disk Cleaner.
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    ^ yea I think so.

    Thanks for recommending the Uncleaner, managed to clear 1gb of space, but because my drive is almost full, i am thinking to move some things from my C drive to my D drive to save some space. Could people advise me what kind of things they would normally move?
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    I wonder what apps you have one app sky news when you goto add remove it caches 12 gig of space worth checking when you click on it it tells you the cache and you can delete it other apps may be doing the same
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