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  1. switchthreesixty's Avatar
    I only have 5 gigs free.
    I have all media, photos, music, videos, documents on skydive (Online-Only).
    So why do have such little free space?
    Can anyone point me in the right direction to figure it out?

    (I have very few apps)
    03-31-2014 02:05 AM
  2. Joozeppi's Avatar
    Spotify?
    03-31-2014 02:10 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    How big is the SSD on your Surface?
    03-31-2014 02:17 AM
  4. switchthreesixty's Avatar
    I don't think it is any app. I don't have Spotify.
    I have Plex , but I don't think I have any media on the surface device.
    03-31-2014 02:18 AM
  5. switchthreesixty's Avatar
    32 gig.
    Microsoft says I should have 16 gig free. So where is the 9 gigs? Very odd
    03-31-2014 02:19 AM
  6. onlysublime's Avatar
    what about your apps? apps and apps data and games can take a lot.
    03-31-2014 04:21 AM
  7. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Do you use Dropbox? If so, do you often access dropbox files on your Surface? If yes, then it is quite possible that it is the dropbox cache that is the culprit. I have a bunch of plain text .txt files with various notes on dropbox that I access from various devices. I was quite surprised to see that whenever the dropbox client for RT downloads a file, it creates a new file rather than overlaying the file if the file already exists.

    Not a problem for text files that are a few KB, but download a 300MB video multiple times and that space adds up.
    03-31-2014 11:26 AM
  8. switchthreesixty's Avatar
    It could be drop box. How do I clear the cache ?
    03-31-2014 05:49 PM
  9. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    On my Surface 2,
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\C27EB4BA.Dropbox_xbfy0k16fey96\


    I suggest looking in that Packages folder for something that contains "Dropbox" in the name....
    04-01-2014 11:52 AM
  10. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Another place to look for space hogs:

    C:\Windows\Installer

    I had a few GB's taken up by old installers
    04-01-2014 04:34 PM
  11. switchthreesixty's Avatar
    I don't have a folder labeled appdata.
    Is it hidden?
    I just have the normal media folders like music and downloads folder.

    Also, the folder installer doesn't appear under c/windows either
    Last edited by switchthreesixty; 04-02-2014 at 01:57 AM. Reason: added
    04-02-2014 01:55 AM
  12. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Ok, try this.

    Desktop, Windows Explorer, long click on C:, properties, Disk Clean up, Clean up system files (button at the bottom), select everything, OK.

    You might get back a nice amount of disk space.
    04-02-2014 10:33 AM
  13. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    I don't have a folder labeled appdata.
    Is it hidden?
    I just have the normal media folders like music and downloads folder.

    Also, the folder installer doesn't appear under c/windows either
    Yes the folders are hidden. Within Windows Explorer (on the desktop), select "View" and check off the box that says "show hidden".
    04-02-2014 11:47 AM

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