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    What's on my hard drive?

    Hello,
    On a hard dive capacity of 57GB I;m down to 14% free space. CCleaner shows the largest usage is "Other Files" at 46GB. I'm a modest user of space and this doesn't make sense. I've printed below the first lines from the biggest file - 3.7GB in size. I would be most grateful to find out What, Why and especially can they be safely deleted.

    Thank you

    {1c2373c1-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 3,702,784 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 8:09:37 PM
    pagefile.sys C:\ sys 1,964,208 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 8:41:43 PM
    {6dd53877-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 1,864,672 KB Other Files 21/01/2016 3:00:50 AM
    hiberfil.sys C:\ sys 1,473,156 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 8:41:38 PM
    {68ebff5a-c217-11e5-961c-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 1,326,004 KB Other Files 28/01/2016 3:00:51 AM
    {17f35ebf-bbb4-11e5-aace-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 882,048 KB Other Files 18/01/2016 8:48:06 PM
    {1c23711b-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 706,016 KB Other Files 04/02/2016 3:01:24 AM
    {6dd53c8a-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 680,544 KB Other Files 24/01/2016 3:00:45 AM
    {68ebfc36-c217-11e5-961c-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 627,296 KB Other Files 26/01/2016 3:01:00 AM
    {68ebfb5f-c217-11e5-961c-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 585,792 KB Other Files 25/01/2016 3:00:58 AM
    {1c236def-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 561,088 KB Other Files 30/01/2016 3:00:48 AM
    DataStore.edb C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\ edb 557,120 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 8:56:50 PM
    {1c237278-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 541,360 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 1:18:01 AM
    {4fffd57c-be22-11e5-96da-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 538,704 KB Other Files 19/01/2016 3:00:49 AM
    {6dd536c0-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 537,360 KB Other Files 20/01/2016 3:00:47 AM
    {1c236f74-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 503,888 KB Other Files 01/02/2016 3:00:56 AM
    {68ebfe1f-c217-11e5-961c-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 496,816 KB Other Files 27/01/2016 3:01:09 AM
    {6dd53b58-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 479,056 KB Other Files 22/01/2016 6:08:08 PM
    {6dd53bc4-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 460,304 KB Other Files 23/01/2016 3:01:05 AM
    {1c23707b-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 437,216 KB Other Files 03/02/2016 3:01:03 AM
    217f26.msp C:\Windows\Installer\ msp 418,754 KB Other Files 16/09/2011 1:34:54 AM
    {6dd53a79-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 401,552 KB Other Files 22/01/2016 3:00:55 AM
    {1c236e98-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 388,992 KB Other Files 31/01/2016 3:00:55 AM
    {1c236ff9-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 381,264 KB Other Files 02/02/2016 3:00:48 AM
    {c043e0d1-c51f-11e5-b8ce-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 352,816 KB Other Files 29/01/2016 3:00:47 AM
    Overview Maps.zip C:\Users\aspire\Documents\NTS 2015\Brushing 2015\Tolko Brushing 2015\ zip 338,817 KB Compressed 04/08/2015 6:17:38 PM
    EnterWW.cab C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\ cab 258,614 KB Compressed 27/03/2014 9:22:31 PM
    SA_20134CPUP1.exe C:\Users\aspire\Downloads\ exe 209,005 KB Other Files 08/04/2014 9:17:44 PM
    Data1.cab C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Setup\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AC0F074E4100}\ cab 171,009 KB Compressed 17/03/2015 8:35:55 AM
    chrome.7z C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\48.0.2564.103\Inst aller\ 7z 160,122 KB Compressed 06/02/2016 4:20:14 AM
    Winre.wim C:\Recovery\52edec40-b5f4-11e3-b894-8f079fe50a85\ wim 141,881 KB Other Files 20/11/2010 3:09:12 PM
    MRT.exe C:\Windows\System32\ exe 138,005 KB Other Files 18/01/2016 7:18:33 PM
    iTunesSetup.exe C:\Users\aspire\Downloads\ exe 134,471 KB Other Files 02/04/2014 10:30:15 PM
    Data1.cab C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Setup\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AB0000000001}\ cab 126,274 KB Compressed 24/09/2012 3:47:54 AM
    TrueImage2010.7160_s_en.exe C:\Users\aspire\Downloads\ exe 123,032 KB Other Files 01/07/2014 10:54:51 PM
    3ab74de7.msi C:\Windows\Installer\ msi 119,834 KB Other Files 01/07/2014 10:56:28 PM
    OJ6600_1315.exe C:\Users\aspire\Downloads\ exe 115,750 KB Other Files 25/05/2014 1:31:19 AM
    702349c5b78f9a04_blobs.bin C:\Windows\winsxs\ManifestCache\ bin 108,105 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 1:21:02 AM
    foxitcloud.log.bak C:\Users\aspire\AppData\Roaming\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Foxit Cloud\ bak 87,472 KB Other Files 01/07/2014 11:24:05 PM
    NTI_Backup_Now_EZ_3.0.2.59_Toshiba_Update.exe C:\Users\aspire\Downloads\ exe 81,224 KB Other Files 04/10/2014 4:31:52 PM
    vps_32-1252.vpx C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\setup\ vpx 71,193 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 8:33:45 PM
    iTunes[1].msi C:\Users\aspire\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Te mporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\YLNCUBXJ\ msi 69,904 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 1:50:40 AM
    iTunes.msi C:\ProgramData\Apple Computer\Installer Cache\iTunes 12.0.1.26\ msi 67,480 KB Other Files 04/01/2015 7:49:51 PM
    54e069c.msi C:\Windows\Installer\ msi 67,480 KB Other Files 04/01/2015 7:49:51 PM
    FP00039.spl C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS\ spl 65,968 KB Other Files 24/05/2014 1:47:41 PM
    PINTLGT.imd C:\Windows\IME\IMESC5\DICTS\ imd 65,408 KB Other Files 10/06/2009 9:41:37 PM
    SOFTWARE C:\Windows\System32\config\ 64,000 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 9:00:13 PM
    SOFTWARE C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\ 63,036 KB Other Files 29/01/2016 8:34:20 AM
    NTI Backup Now EZ.msi C:\Windows\Downloaded Installations\{29A51158-F691-47D8-BD56-4909AA2AE1D4}\ msi 59,549 KB Other Files 04/10/2014 4:33:05 PM
    8f283.msi C:\Windows\Installer\ msi 59,549 KB Other Files 04/10/2014 4:33:05 PM



    A few lines from the next biggest at almost 2 GB



    {1c2373c1-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 3,702,784 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 8:09:37 PM
    pagefile.sys C:\ sys 1,964,208 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 8:41:43 PM
    {6dd53877-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 1,864,672 KB Other Files 21/01/2016 3:00:50 AM
    hiberfil.sys C:\ sys 1,473,156 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 8:41:38 PM
    {68ebff5a-c217-11e5-961c-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 1,326,004 KB Other Files 28/01/2016 3:00:51 AM
    {17f35ebf-bbb4-11e5-aace-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 882,048 KB Other Files 18/01/2016 8:48:06 PM
    {1c23711b-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 706,016 KB Other Files 04/02/2016 3:01:24 AM
    {6dd53c8a-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 680,544 KB Other Files 24/01/2016 3:00:45 AM
    {68ebfc36-c217-11e5-961c-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 627,296 KB Other Files 26/01/2016 3:01:00 AM
    {68ebfb5f-c217-11e5-961c-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 585,792 KB Other Files 25/01/2016 3:00:58 AM
    {1c236def-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 561,088 KB Other Files 30/01/2016 3:00:48 AM
    DataStore.edb C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\ edb 557,120 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 8:56:50 PM
    {1c237278-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 541,360 KB Other Files 06/02/2016 1:18:01 AM
    {4fffd57c-be22-11e5-96da-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 538,704 KB Other Files 19/01/2016 3:00:49 AM
    {6dd536c0-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 537,360 KB Other Files 20/01/2016 3:00:47 AM
    {1c236f74-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 503,888 KB Other Files 01/02/2016 3:00:56 AM
    {68ebfe1f-c217-11e5-961c-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 496,816 KB Other Files 27/01/2016 3:01:09 AM
    {6dd53b58-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 479,056 KB Other Files 22/01/2016 6:08:08 PM
    {6dd53bc4-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 460,304 KB Other Files 23/01/2016 3:01:05 AM
    {1c23707b-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 437,216 KB Other Files 03/02/2016 3:01:03 AM
    217f26.msp C:\Windows\Installer\ msp 418,754 KB Other Files 16/09/2011 1:34:54 AM
    {6dd53a79-be32-11e5-8d04-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 401,552 KB Other Files 22/01/2016 3:00:55 AM
    {1c236e98-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 388,992 KB Other Files 31/01/2016 3:00:55 AM
    {1c236ff9-c5e3-11e5-af2a-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 381,264 KB Other Files 02/02/2016 3:00:48 AM
    {c043e0d1-c51f-11e5-b8ce-0016d45361a1}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} C:\System Volume Information\ 352,816 KB Other Files 29/01/2016 3:00:47 AM
    Overview Maps.zip C:\Users\aspire\Documents\NTS 2015\Brushing 2015\Tolko Brushing 2015\ zip 338,817 KB Compressed 04/08/2015 6:17:38 PM
    EnterWW.cab C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\ cab 258,614 KB Compressed 27/03/2014 9:22:31 PM
    SA_20134CPUP1.exe C:\Users\aspire\Downloads\ exe 209,005 KB Other Files 08/04/2014 9:17:44 PM
    Data1.cab C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Setup\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AC0F074E4100}\ cab 171,009 KB Compressed 17/03/2015 8:35:55 AM
    chrome.7z C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\48.0.2564.103\Inst aller\ 7z 160,122 KB Compressed 06/02/2016 4:20:14 AM
    Winre.wim C:\Recovery\52edec40-b5f4-11e3-b894-8f079fe50a85\ wim 141,881 KB Other Files 20/11/2010 3:09:12 PM
    MRT.exe C:\Windows\System32\ exe 138,005 KB Other Files 18/01/2016 7:18:33 PM
    iTunesSetup.exe C:\Users\aspire\Downloads\ exe 134,471 KB Other Files 02/04/2014 10:30:15 PM
    Data1.cab C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Setup\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B4

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    Pagefil.sys and Hiberfil.sys are system files. If you do NOT use hibernation, the former can be deleted. If you have >8GB of RAM, pagefil.sys can also be removed or reduced in Windows Advanced Settings. The next several files, in System Information, appear to be your System Restore points - ?do you need to save this many of them?? ?How about deleting all but the latest, using the System Restore dialog or a 3rd party program?
    For a better idea of where your space has gone to, try using Scanner.exe http://steffengerlach.de/freeware/ or DiskSpace Fan4 Free http://www.diskspacefan.com/ (both take a similar radial approach), or Space Sniffer http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/s...fer/index.html or WinDirStat http://windirstat.info/download.html for a more rectilinear view.

    Zig
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    That is the amount of free space I would expect on a 60GB disk. I used to run a 60GB disk for Windows and 10% free was the norm.
    I now run a 128GB disk (SSD).

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig View Post
    Pagefil.sys and Hiberfil.sys are system files. If you do NOT use hibernation, the former can be deleted. If you have >8GB of RAM, pagefil.sys can also be removed or reduced in Windows Advanced Settings. The next several files, in System Information, appear to be your System Restore points - ?do you need to save this many of them?? ?How about deleting all but the latest, using the System Restore dialog or a 3rd party program?


    Zig
    Thanks Zig, I do need pagefil and hiberfil but deleting restore points got rid of 16 Gb of files. I'll try one of the suggested programs too.
    Thanks also to Paul T - we're sure a long way from my first laptop of 200Mb hard drive and 4 Mb RAM

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