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There's nearly 200 gb on my pc that's unaccounted for, how do I find it?

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Kokuei05
3 months ago#21
I'll be back when TC finds his hidden stash of porn videos he forgot about.
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User Info: saspa

saspa
3 months ago#22
Gonna download WinDirStat because the regular windows disk cleanup does crap all, it only removes like 1 measly gigabyte.
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dangerman77
3 months ago#23
WinDirStat is amazing. Found and cleaned up like 30 GB of crap and remnants off my SSD. Thanks to everyone who recommended it.

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gideond
3 months ago#24
KillerTruffle posted...
saspa posted...
I've never done a restore point.

Erm... @_@

Windows automatically backs up restore points at regular intervals unless you've explicitly disabled that feature. You may want to check again. Betting you've got quite a few restore points if you believe you've never done one.

Not necessarily true. Windows 10 evidently doesn't think you need System Restore anymore. Every Win 10 computer I've worked on has it disabled by default and I have to turn it on manually.

Have you cleaned up any graphics drivers leftovers? Every time I have an NVIDIA update it leaves behind up to 1GB of installer data, which is insane. It stores it in three different places too so you have to make sure you get them all.
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stav8
3 months ago#25
That's some serious defragging to do
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arleas
3 months ago#26
On the flipside of this type of issue (where you might actually know what's taking up space but might not know where it is) you could use the search program called Everything. https://www.voidtools.com/

It's amazing that windows search is so amazingly bad and slow, but Everything can find whatever it is you're looking for in seconds. Just about the only time Everything is slow is when I don't know the exact name of the file/folder (because it gets assigned a random name) and I have to sort everything by date to find the right thing.
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mucloud
3 months ago#27
Are you sure it's not 200mbs?
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Master_Springs
3 months ago#28
Jason_Hudson posted...
Voted too. Great program, personally I use it to see what games are the largest so I can prioritise them first and get them off my system.


Weird.. I uh.. you know.. right click the folder and select properties.

User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
3 months ago#29
Master_Springs posted...
Jason_Hudson posted...
Voted too. Great program, personally I use it to see what games are the largest so I can prioritise them first and get them off my system.


Weird.. I uh.. you know.. right click the folder and select properties.

So you prefer to go one by one, folder by folder until you find the largest one, as opposed to just looking at a single screen that shows comparative sizes for every folder at a glance? I guess if you have the time and a good enough memory to keep track of which is the largest... It's certainly a ton more efficient to use something like WinDirStat though.
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Termin8r
3 months ago#30
KillerTruffle posted...
So you prefer to go one by one, folder by folder until you find the largest one, as opposed to just looking at a single screen that shows comparative sizes for every folder at a glance? I guess if you have the time and a good enough memory to keep track of which is the largest... It's certainly a ton more efficient to use something like WinDirStat though.

Actually I also have a program for that and it's called FileMenu Tools. One particularly useful feature is that it gives you a right-click command which shows you the size of everything in a selected directory, folders included, as well as a visual representation of it in a pie chart similar to what WinDirStat does. Best thing is that it defaults to sorting by size, so the largest folder will always be the one on top.
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