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Old July 6th 18, 04:25 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
freface
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Default C:\ Full

Win 7 Pro. All updates.

C:\ is full.
Deleted obvious stuff but only got 200MB freed.
Googled and got confused.

Please a little spoon feeding would help me.

WinSxS has 13G in the folder.

I do not see any other large file areas taking up space.

TreeSizeFree being used to look at C:

Suggestions please.

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Old July 6th 18, 04:50 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Big Al[_5_]
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On 07/06/2018 11:25 AM, freface wrote:
Win 7 Pro.ย* All updates.

C:\ is full.
Deleted obvious stuff but only got 200MB freed.
Googled and got confused.

Please a little spoon feeding would help me.

WinSxS has 13G in the folder.

I do not see any other large file areas taking up space.

TreeSizeFree being used to look at C:

Suggestions please.

More Info. What is the original size of the Drive?

Don't touch WinSxS. Yes it's big.
Have you run the Windows disk cleanup as Admin? Not as user! Admin
will allow you to delete previous installations and downloads (if you
are sure you don't want to revert to a previous install that is).


  #3  
Old July 6th 18, 08:47 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
๐Ÿ˜‰ Good Guy ๐Ÿ˜‰
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On 06/07/2018 16:25, freface wrote:
Win 7 Pro. All updates.

C:\ is full.
Deleted obvious stuff but only got 200MB freed.


what are these "obvious stuff"? Obvious to you may not necessarily free
up enough disk space because you are a person of low intelligence.

Have you deleted everything from the temp folder that is in your profile
at this link:

C:\Users\DummyFace\AppData\Local\Temp You need to change DummyFace to
"freFace" or whatever turns you on.

Googled and got confused.


I am nt surprised. you don't have the necessary intelligence to use
Windows System.


Please a little spoon feeding would help me.


How old are you? Arlen Holder, a known Paedophile can do it for you.
He likes young boys.



I do not see any other large file areas taking up space.


No you can't see them because the Temp folder is hidden.


Suggestions please.


Sure there is another suggestion but try this first. The other solution
will free up about 1GB of space but this has to wait as you like to be
spoon fed.

/--- This email has been checked for viruses by
Windows Defender software.
//https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/comprehensive-security/




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Old July 6th 18, 10:09 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Mayayana
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"freface" wrote| Win 7 Pro. All updates.
|
| C:\ is full.
| Deleted obvious stuff but only got 200MB freed.
| Googled and got confused.
|

As Big Al said, it doesn't tell us much if you don't say
how big it is.
One option is to reinstall to get Winsxs back to 4-ish GB.
Then make a disk image so you'll be able to do that more
easily in the future.

Following is a script I use. Paste it into Notepad, save
as Folder Sizes.vbs, then run it. In the prompt type
C:\. It will produce a file in the root of C drive showing
folder sizes, starting with the biggest.
That will help if there's something big that you don't
know about. Backed up email, browser cache, and stored
program files can all take up a lot of space if you don't
clean them up.

'---------- begin script -----------
'-- Note: Watch out for wordwrap. This script is
'-- written to avoid long lines, so it should be OK.

Dim FSO, s1, s2, TS, sDriv, APath(), ASize(), iCnt, iTotal, i2

s1 = "Enter path of folder to list sizes of all subfolders."
s1 = s1 & " For a drive enter X:\, where X is the drive letter."
sDriv = InputBox(s1, "List Folder Sizes")

If Len(sDriv) 3 Then WScript.quit

Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

On Error Resume Next

iTotal = 500
ReDim APath(iTotal)
ReDim ASize(iTotal)
iCnt = 0

GetFolderSizes(sDriv)

iCnt = iCnt - 1
ReDim Preserve ASize(iCnt)
ReDim Preserve APath(iCnt)

QuickSort ASize, APath, 0, 0

For i2 = iCnt to 0 step -1
s2 = s2 & APath(i2) & " -- " & CStr(ASize(i2)) & " MB" & vbCrLf
Next

s1 = "Sizes of folders in " & sDriv & vbCrLf
s1 = s1 & "(Note: Sizes are in MB. A size of 0 indicates the"
s1 = s1 & " size is between 0 and 1 MB.)" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & s2


Set TS = FSO.CreateTextFile("C:\Folder Sizes" & left(sDriv, 1) & ".txt",
True)
TS.Write s2
TS.Close
Set TS = Nothing

MsgBox "List for " & sDriv & " is saved to C:\Folder Sizes.txt", 64

Sub GetFolderSizes(sPath)
Dim oFol, oFols, oFol1, iSz, sList, s
On Error Resume Next

APath(iCnt) = sPath
Set oFol = FSO.GetFolder(sPath)
iSz = oFol.Size
If iSz 1024 Then iSz = iSz / 1024: Else iSz = 0
If iSz 1024 Then iSz = iSz / 1024: Else iSz = 0
iSz = CInt(iSz)
ASize(iCnt) = iSz

iCnt = iCnt + 1
If iCnt + 10 iTotal Then
iTotal = iTotal + 200
ReDim Preserve APath(iTotal)
ReDim Preserve ASize(iTotal)
End If

Set oFols = oFol.SubFolders
If oFols.count 0 Then
For Each oFol1 in oFols
GetFolderSizes(oFol1.Path)
Next
End If
Set oFols = Nothing
Set oFol = Nothing
End Sub

Sub QuickSort(AIn1, AIn2, LBeg, LEnd)
Dim LBeg2, vMid, LEnd2, vSwap1, vSwap2
On Error Resume Next
If (LEnd = 0) Then LEnd = UBound(AIn1)
LBeg2 = LBeg
LEnd2 = LEnd
vMid = AIn1((LBeg + LEnd) \ 2)
Do
Do While AIn1(LBeg2) vMid And LBeg2 LEnd
LBeg2 = LBeg2 + 1
Loop
Do While vMid AIn1(LEnd2) And LEnd2 LBeg
LEnd2 = LEnd2 - 1
Loop
If LBeg2 = LEnd2 Then
vSwap1 = AIn1(LBeg2)
vSwap2 = AIn2(LBeg2)

AIn1(LBeg2) = AIn1(LEnd2)
AIn2(LBeg2) = AIn2(LEnd2)

AIn1(LEnd2) = vSwap1
AIn2(LEnd2) = vSwap2

LBeg2 = LBeg2 + 1
LEnd2 = LEnd2 - 1
End If
Loop Until LBeg2 LEnd2
If LBeg LEnd2 Then QuickSort AIn1, AIn2, LBeg, LEnd2
If LBeg2 LEnd Then QuickSort AIn1, AIn2, LBeg2, LEnd
End Sub


'--------end script ---------------


  #5  
Old July 7th 18, 01:52 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul in Houston TX[_2_]
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freface wrote:
Win 7 Pro. All updates.

C:\ is full.
Deleted obvious stuff but only got 200MB freed.
Googled and got confused.

Please a little spoon feeding would help me.

WinSxS has 13G in the folder.

I do not see any other large file areas taking up space.

TreeSizeFree being used to look at C:

Suggestions please.


Install and run CCleaner. https://www.ccleaner.com/
Get it from the correct website, not a trojan spam site.


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Old July 7th 18, 02:10 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Mayayana
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Default C:\ Full

"freface" wrote

....

Another notable way to save a lot of space:

Disable hibernation.
Disable swap file or put one only on a non-C drive.

Having done those things, hiberfil.sys and
pagefile.sys can be deleted from C drive.


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Old July 7th 18, 04:21 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Lucifer Morningstar[_3_]
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On Fri, 6 Jul 2018 20:47:02 +0100, ? Good Guy ?
wrote:

On 06/07/2018 16:25, freface wrote:
Win 7 Pro. All updates.

C:\ is full.
Deleted obvious stuff but only got 200MB freed.


what are these "obvious stuff"? Obvious to you may not necessarily free
up enough disk space because you are a person of low intelligence.

Have you deleted everything from the temp folder that is in your profile
at this link:

C:\Users\DummyFace\AppData\Local\Temp You need to change DummyFace to
"freFace" or whatever turns you on.

Googled and got confused.


I am nt surprised. you don't have the necessary intelligence to use
Windows System.


Please a little spoon feeding would help me.


How old are you? Arlen Holder, a known Paedophile can do it for you.
He likes young boys.



I do not see any other large file areas taking up space.


No you can't see them because the Temp folder is hidden.


Suggestions please.


Sure there is another suggestion but try this first. The other solution
will free up about 1GB of space but this has to wait as you like to be
spoon fed.


format c: should work.
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Old July 7th 18, 12:12 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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Default C:\ Full

In message , Mayayana
writes:
[]
'---------- begin script -----------
'-- Note: Watch out for wordwrap. This script is
'-- written to avoid long lines, so it should be OK.

Dim FSO, s1, s2, TS, sDriv, APath(), ASize(), iCnt, iTotal, i2

s1 = "Enter path of folder to list sizes of all subfolders."
s1 = s1 & " For a drive enter X:\, where X is the drive letter."
sDriv = InputBox(s1, "List Folder Sizes")

[rest snipped]
Strange: it has come out OK in the above quote. But when I read the
original post, I see:

'---------- begin script -----------
'-- Note: Watch out for wordwrap. This script is '-- written to avoid
long lines, so it should be OK.

Dim FSO, s1, s2, TS, sDriv, APath(), ASize(), iCnt, iTotal, i2

s1 = "Enter path of folder to list sizes of all subfolders." s1 = s1 & "
For a drive enter X:\, where X is the drive letter." sDriv =
InputBox(s1, "List Folder Sizes")
[rest snipped]

In other words, the newlines after "is" and before the second "s1" and
before "sDriv" have been swallowed somewhere (only to reappear when I
quote!).
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Old July 7th 18, 12:23 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Keith Nuttle
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On 7/6/2018 11:21 PM, Lucifer Morningstar wrote:
try this first. The other solution
will free up about 1GB of space but this has to wait as you like to be
spoon fed.


In addition to
C:\Users\DummyFace\AppData\Local\Temp

There are other temp directories you can clean

c:/windows/Temp

c:/windows/temp/softwaredistribution
This directory can become large, especially if you have had installation
failures. I have delete literally thousands of files. It is best to
stop the update feature, but will work if you don't. If you don't,
there are files in /software/datastore that can not be deleted. They
are insignificant relative to the possible files in the other folders

Clear the caches on your browsers.

Delete some of the early restore points.

Delete any *.tmp files

Some programs backup parts of the installtion. Firefox will create
bookmark file backups forever. You need to go into the about:config and
limit it. browser.bookmarks.max_backups

I assume there are others in firefox and other browsers

All unused programs.

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Old July 7th 18, 01:03 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Keith Nuttle
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On 7/7/2018 7:23 AM, Keith Nuttle wrote:
On 7/6/2018 11:21 PM, Lucifer Morningstar wrote:
try this first.ย* The other solution
will free up about 1GB of space but this has to wait as you like to be
spoon fed.


In addition to
C:\Users\DummyFace\AppData\Local\Temp

There are other temp directories you can clean

c:/windows/Temp

c:/windows/temp/softwaredistribution
This directory can become large, especially if you have had installation
failures.ย* I have delete literally thousands of files.ย* It is best to
stop the update feature, but will work if you don't.ย* If you don't,
there are files in /software/datastoreย* that can not be deleted.ย* They
are insignificant relative to the possible files in the other folders

Clear the caches on your browsers.

Delete some of the early restore points.

Delete any *.tmp files

Some programs backup parts of the installtion.ย* Firefox will create
bookmark file backups forever.ย* You need to go into the about:config and
limit it.ย* browser.bookmarks.max_backups

I assume there are others in firefox and other browsers

All unused programs.

When I wrote the above I assumed you have used the Disk Clean function
from the Disk Property, and cleaned the disk and system files.

If not this is where you should start

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Old July 7th 18, 01:44 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Sat, 7 Jul 2018 07:23:35 -0400, Keith Nuttle wrote:
In addition to
C:\Users\DummyFace\AppData\Local\Temp

There are other temp directories you can clean

c:/windows/Temp

c:/windows/temp/softwaredistribution


My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium does not have this directory. I
believe you meant

"C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution"

I have 881,877,855 bytes in 30 files and 32 dirs under this one. Are
we sure that it's okay to delete all of them. This won't for example,
cause Windows Update to take many hours next time I run it?


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Old July 7th 18, 01:47 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Mayayana
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"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote
|
| s1 = "Enter path of folder to list sizes of all subfolders." s1 = s1 & "
| For a drive enter X:\, where X is the drive letter." sDriv =
| InputBox(s1, "List Folder Sizes")
| [rest snipped]
|
| In other words, the newlines after "is" and before the second "s1" and
| before "sDriv" have been swallowed somewhere (only to reappear when I
| quote!).

This is the same issue you were talking about
last week, isn't it? I wonder if maybe Turnpike
is just disallowing returns in email as being non-
compliant, stripping them out, then formatting
the lines to 76 characters or less.

It's a bizarre behavior that ignores the rules of
English composition, assuming that all written text
in an email should be a single stream.
How ironic that a Brit would be the one using
such software.

I try to structure scripts I post to not be
corruptbile by email software, by making the lines
short. In your case that doesn't seem to be possible.

In case anyone can't get a usable script out
of my post, I also have a copy in my "handy
desktop scripts" download:

https://www.jsware.net/jsware/scrfiles.php5#desk

By sorting folder paths in terms of folder size it's
easy to quickly see where the bulk is. Sometimes
it's surprising. One friend had several GBs of email
in Thunderbird, due to friends sending big pictures
that she didn't delete. In another case, a blind friend
was using special software to download audio books.
I had specifically set it up to save the files on a data
drive, but the software was poorly designed. It still
saved a 2nd copy in the program's app data folder,
anyway -- quickly filling C drive, so that the folder
had to be purged periodically.



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Old July 7th 18, 01:56 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Keith Nuttle
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On 7/7/2018 8:44 AM, Stan Brown wrote:
On Sat, 7 Jul 2018 07:23:35 -0400, Keith Nuttle wrote:
In addition to
C:\Users\DummyFace\AppData\Local\Temp

There are other temp directories you can clean

c:/windows/Temp

c:/windows/temp/softwaredistribution


My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium does not have this directory. I
believe you meant

"C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution"

I have 881,877,855 bytes in 30 files and 32 dirs under this one. Are
we sure that it's okay to delete all of them. This won't for example,
cause Windows Update to take many hours next time I run it?


Yes I stated the wrong path. It is
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

Isn't copy paste wonderfull ;-)

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Old July 7th 18, 02:47 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Big Al[_5_]
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On 07/07/2018 08:44 AM, Stan Brown wrote:
On Sat, 7 Jul 2018 07:23:35 -0400, Keith Nuttle wrote:
In addition to
C:\Users\DummyFace\AppData\Local\Temp

There are other temp directories you can clean

c:/windows/Temp

c:/windows/temp/softwaredistribution


My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium does not have this directory. I
believe you meant

"C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution"

I have 881,877,855 bytes in 30 files and 32 dirs under this one. Are
we sure that it's okay to delete all of them. This won't for example,
cause Windows Update to take many hours next time I run it?


As for Software Distribution: There is a help file from MS that
directed me to delete that folder when I had an error doing a upgrade to
new build on the INsider preview version of 10. Then I was able to run
the get updates and the upgrade worked perfect.

So it should be okay. You sure there is close to a Tera Byte of data
there? Wow.
https://www.thewindowsclub.com/softw...der-in-windows

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Old July 7th 18, 03:19 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Keith Nuttle
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On 7/7/2018 9:47 AM, Big Al wrote:
On 07/07/2018 08:44 AM, Stan Brown wrote:
On Sat, 7 Jul 2018 07:23:35 -0400, Keith Nuttle wrote:
In addition to
C:\Users\DummyFace\AppData\Local\Temp

There are other temp directories you can clean

c:/windows/Temp

c:/windows/temp/softwaredistribution


My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium does not have this directory.ย* I
believe you meant

"C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution"

I have 881,877,855 bytes in 30 files and 32 dirs under this one. Are
we sure that it's okay to delete all of them. This won't for example,
cause Windows Update to take many hours next time I run it?


As for Software Distribution:ย*ย* There is a help file from MS that
directed me to delete that folder when I had an error doing a upgrade to
new build on the INsider preview version of 10.ย*ย* Then I was able to run
the get updates and the upgrade worked perfect.

So it should be okay.ย* You sure there is close to a Tera Byte of data
there?ย* Wow.
https://www.thewindowsclub.com/softw...der-in-windows

I am the one who suggested deleting files in SoftwareDistribution, and I
can confirm that this folder can take up a lot of space. I never
checked the exact number of bytes, but I know I have spent hours
deleting the files.

One tip for the person with the problem. Before you start deleting
files in this directory, go into the properties of the Recycle bin
properties and check "Don't move files to Recycle bin. Remove files
immediately when deleted" This will make the process go smoothly.

Otherwise the recycle bin will fill up and stall the operation, as it
cleans itself out, or in some cases you have to clean the Recycle Bin
manually.

I routinely do this after a failed update and it never caused a problem.
Just to be safe after the folder has been cleaned run, Update
Troubleshooting. This will reestablish any pointers.



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