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3 years ago#11
schadow posted...
HDD cancer?
Therefore I am....yes yes...
3 years ago#12
Downloading?
3 years ago#13
pr0n

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3 years ago#14
Temp files.

It's happened to me several times. Winzip and Winrar for example love to leave entire archives setting in temp files.
And disk cleanup and ccleaner don't find them.

I use one of those drive tree programs that shows usage based on folders so I could track down the memory hogs.
I found over 100 gigs of crap.
He who stumbles around in darkness with a stick is blind. But he who... sticks out in darkness... is... fluorescent! - Brother Silence
3 years ago#15
Volume shadow copies
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3 years ago#16
SinisterSlay posted...
Temp files.

It's happened to me several times. Winzip and Winrar for example love to leave entire archives setting in temp files.
And disk cleanup and ccleaner don't find them.

I use one of those drive tree programs that shows usage based on folders so I could track down the memory hogs.
I found over 100 gigs of crap.


were you able to delete them?

if so then i'll try that next time i find missing space.
PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/
3 years ago#17
Check to see if your anti virus is deleting its logs. That's what happened to me, freed up over 70GB.
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3 years ago#18
AsucaHayashi posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Temp files.

It's happened to me several times. Winzip and Winrar for example love to leave entire archives setting in temp files.
And disk cleanup and ccleaner don't find them.

I use one of those drive tree programs that shows usage based on folders so I could track down the memory hogs.
I found over 100 gigs of crap.


were you able to delete them?

if so then i'll try that next time i find missing space.


Yeah, I deleted them.
He who stumbles around in darkness with a stick is blind. But he who... sticks out in darkness... is... fluorescent! - Brother Silence
3 years ago#19
Dorami posted...
Volume shadow copies


This and System Restore backups.

3 years ago#20
El Magnifico posted...
Dorami posted...
Volume shadow copies


This and System Restore backups.



wouldn't the problem with these mean they would "always" occupy space and one wouldn't be able to "force" them to give up the space the way i did unless you disabled/deleted it yourself?

anyways so many suggestions and no way of checking what the real issue was until it happens again... ugh.
PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/
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