Solved Please Help. Disk Space gets deleted right before my eyes

June 25, 2015 at 21:50:46
Specs: Windows 7
Hello, My computer is running on win 7 . 2 days ago I had 2.7GB left of 74.5GB. on hard drive, now I have only 48 MB. This amount even changes right before my eyes. Can someone help.

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June 25, 2015 at 22:03:50
May be it is your temporary files, deleted recycle bin files which took up the space..
Right click on c:-->properties->disk cleanup-->select all options and press-->ok.
Also it is not recommended only 2 gb space you have.. delete unwanted files or backup it on any external drive..
Go here-->7 ways to free up hdd space
Hope it helps

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June 25, 2015 at 22:20:55
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The free disk space threshold of a 74.5GB hard drive (80GB) is roughly 11.2GB (15%/100x74.5). Anything less than the 15% can play havoc on NTFS Master File Table (MFT) that manage the files and directories on the hard drive. Since your free disk space were so tiny (2.7GB), I reckon it caused MFT to go out of control. The only sensible solution is to get a bigger drive.


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June 26, 2015 at 04:15:51
Agreed, you need a larger drive.
Is this the only hard drive (or SSD?) on this system? Please tell us exactly what you have and how it is set up and partitioned if applicable and we can suggest some options. If for example this is an SSD drive and you have a hard drive for your files, you should turn off paging file for this drive and possibly turn it on for your conventional hard drive, shrink the system restore from 15% of the drive size to 8% or 10%. If this is a conventional drive and it is the only drive, then you really need to replace it with a much newer (this would have to be a really old 80GB hard drive), larger hard drive. If this is a partition on a hard drive, then depending on the partitioning, there may be a few options available.

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

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