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  1. kaktus1389's Avatar
    A few days ago I've checked the storage on my C: disk as*it*was quite full and I wanted to know what is taking up so much space.

    I was shocked when I saw that system files are taking up 47 Gigabytes of my disk, while apps and game are taking up about 30 gigabytes. I have very little software installed on my C: disk and there is no app or program that is listed there that is larger than 2 gigabytes (Ihave about 3 programs that take 1-2 GB of storage) and I am not entirely sure where are the other 25 gigabytes hiding.

    So I have two questions now: is it normal that system files are taking so much disk space and how could I check where the other 20 gigabytes of apps are hiding? (I am on insider fast if that means something)
    01-13-2017 12:24 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    My Windows folder is just shy of 20 GB. (8.1)

    I would run Disk Cleanup first, it's possible there's a lot of files and other stuff left over from previous OS builds.
    01-13-2017 01:24 PM
  3. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi ! Click on all settings-system-storage- this PC( C:) You will see whats taking up space on your PC!
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    01-13-2017 01:51 PM
  4. kaktus1389's Avatar
    Thanks I do know that but the math is not working for me. As I already said, it says there is a lot more*stuff installed than it actually is.

    I ran Disk clean-up and it only finds 9 MB of files that can be deleted...
    01-14-2017 05:36 AM
  5. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi! Here's a freeware program that will show you what's on your PC! http://antibody-software.com/web/sof...ur-hard-drive/
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    01-14-2017 12:01 PM
  6. kaktus1389's Avatar
    Hi! Here's a freeware program that will show you what's on your PC! Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
    Thanks a lot! Helped me as I just found out that the*Windows 8.1 files are still*just there in Windows.old folder taking about 20 GB of space...
    01-14-2017 04:05 PM
  7. holdum333's Avatar
    Thanks a lot! Helped me as I just found out that the*Windows 8.1 files are still*just there in Windows.old folder taking about 20 GB of space...
    Glad to hear ! Thanks for the update and glad you were able to free up 20GB of space! I keep a close look on my free space. It can tell you a lot about what's going on inside your PC.
    01-14-2017 04:46 PM
  8. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    Yeah, my system reserved space takes up 40GB. Honestly, I just shove all my videos on an SD card and have two backups on both of my phones. Really only watch videos these days.
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    01-15-2017 03:12 AM
  9. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    By the way, you guys like the bright settings of Windows? Personally, I prefer the dark settings and all black look of windows.
    01-15-2017 03:13 AM
  10. Vasil Dechkov's Avatar
    By the way, you guys like the bright settings of Windows? Personally, I prefer the dark settings and all black look of windows.
    Me too. Tomorrow will make 1 year since I bought this phone. I used the light theme only one month for my winter wallpapers etc. It's still cool to have it.

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    01-15-2017 04:35 AM
  11. kaktus1389's Avatar
    By the way, you guys like the bright settings of Windows? Personally, I prefer the dark settings and all black look of windows.
    Yeah, dark theme makes everything look better
    01-15-2017 08:37 AM
  12. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    Yeah, dark theme makes everything look better
    Haha, embracing the dark side within us all.
    01-15-2017 05:17 PM

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