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Solved Why is my C[OS] drive size is increasing??

January 15, 2013 at 20:59:01
Specs: Windows 7, 4GB

Hi there,can any1 help me out regarding my C drive problems...it is increasing per day with 1Gb...so i compressed c drive..but after few days it will increase again and again..is it some kind of virus or something unwanted programs??if not then do i have to compress my C drive everyday?help me out !!!

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#1
January 15, 2013 at 22:20:26
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Put limits on your browser caches, system restore, Java cache.

Reduce your Java Cache ( I set mine to 100mb )
http://steveshank.com/cgi-bin/artic...

Managing your Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files ( I set mine to 50mb )
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...

Adjust System Restore Space Windows 7 ( W7 )
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/wi...
http://mintywhite.com/windows-7/7ma...
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3187...
Start > Control Panel > System > System protection > Local Disk(C)(System) > Configure > & set it on Min or slightly higher.
Any other drive or partition, click Configure & click on > Turn off system protection.


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#2
January 16, 2013 at 04:25:05

Download CCleaner. Clean system restore points. Disk Cleanup > Clean system files > More options > System restore > Clean

Then defrag your harddrive, but if you have an SSD you should not do this.


Did this solve your problem? Let me know...


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#3
January 16, 2013 at 11:35:52

I saw this happen some years ago (before Windows 7) when the
backup program installed by the computer manufacturer filled the
hard drive with backups. It took several calls to their help center
to get it to stop.

Whatever is causing it, it is something you don't want.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
January 17, 2013 at 04:30:30

You say that your "Drive size is increasing". Is the size of the drive/partition changing in 'Computer' or is the used space increasing (less unused space)? The difference is significant. If the space being used by Windows 7 is increasing but you still have a lot of unused space on the drive, this is normal. If you installed Windows 7 on a tiny partition 'just large enough' and did not allow enough room for Windows to expand, then you may need to expand the partition so that Windows can 'breathe'. While there are some things you can do to reduce this normal expansion, it is not advisable generally unless it continues unabated, expands faster, or can be traced to an infection. Windows 7 will adjust the amount of virtual memory that it needs, create system restore points to protect itself and allow repairs, add updates for stability and security, and other things necessary, and these are normal and best allowed room to spread. If you have a reasonable large hard drive and partition allocated to Windows 7, just check for infections by updating your antivirus program and running it and doing the same with Malwarebytes occasionally, and then not worrying about a normal process. If your hard drive is small, consider replacing it. If your partition is small, consider expanding it. I feel that Windows 7 should be on a partition of 80GB or larger if just your operating system and 100GB to 120GB for your operating system and your primary programs. I do not generally recommend less.
Please explain your exact disk and partition set up and the amount of Free Space that Windows reports for each partition for more detailed advice.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
February 4, 2013 at 08:45:46

thnx buddy !!!i appreciate it

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#6
February 4, 2013 at 08:49:10

i tried this b4...bt no use...my problm is dt i dnt wana do factory reset

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