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    Hard drive full?

    My C drive is 500 GB, with 2 GB free space. I have added up the amount of GB in all the folders including windows, Program file, etc and come up with about 100GB.I've done disk cleanup, removed personal folders to the D drive. I can't find 250 300 GB being used. The computer is a Dell XPS with 8 GB or memory, the computer is probably 6-8 years old.
    Any ideas on what to check? Thanks!!

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    Have you run CCleaner to clean up browser cache etc.? You may also have duplicate files. Being an OEM computer, there may be a lot of "Bloatware" on it also.
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    Was this machine upgraded to Win10? When?

    You can use WizTree to find out what is taking space on the HD.
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    You could run Disk Cleanup in Extended mode which will give you more options.

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/automa...tility-windows

    It's Volume Shadow Copies that normally take up the space, but in that article they don't seem to be listed.

    However, following Joe's suggestion should help you to ID the culprit(s).

    If you don't use Hybernate, then you can disable that which will free up a few GB.

    That's done from a Command Prompt (Admin) and entering powercfg -h off
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    Thanks to all. I found an article last night that worked. Shadow copy was taking up most of the space, I now have 300GB of free space.http://www.fots.nl/how-to-reclaim-st...e-information/

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    Good to hear that you resolved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abea View Post
    Thanks to all. I found an article last night that worked. Shadow copy was taking up most of the space, I now have 300GB of free space.http://www.fots.nl/how-to-reclaim-st...e-information/
    Didn't you read my Post #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Didn't you read my Post #4
    I read your post after I had already found my answer by several google searches. I now have read your link and don't see anything that pertains to adjusting shadow copy space, did I overlook it?

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    Not as illustrated in the article, although it does say the options can vary with your system, but when you run Disk Cleanup in Extended mode using sageset, you do get the option to remove the Volume Shadow copies.

    I've advised others to run this because of exactly the same problem as you had and they also had success in regaining their HDD space.

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