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    Is there a program/utility that I can use to tell which directories are filling up the hard drive on my laptop? I have a 70GB partition on my hard drive that is seems to be 90% full, but I have no idea what is taking up all that space. If I scroll down the list of directories in explorer (including hidden ones), none of them show as being the culprit, and if I total up all the reported sizes, it accounts for less than 30GB. How can I find out what is filling up my hard drive?

    any suggestions are appreciated. oh, I'm running Vista.

    Mike

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    This utility has been recommended several times on the lounge...

    http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

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    How much disk space is used for System Restore?

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    Do you use Hibernate? If so hibernate creates a file called hiberfil.sys which often exceeds 3 GB. If you do not use or do not need hibernate, disable hibernate and delete the hiberfil.sys file.

    I would also check on temp files. These can increase in size drastically over a relatively short time. I use CCleaner to help corral temp files, and clean leftover junk in my registry.
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    Thanks for the help. I have used CCleaner, but I will try the other suggestions.

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