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    Deleting saved searches - Server 2008 R2

    I have run out of space on my C: drive and have been struggling to find out what is eating up the space. It is around 40GB in size. I looked at the Searches folder and found two other folders: Everywhere and Indexed Locations. When I opened the Everywhere folder, it showed over 184,000 files. I think I found a smoking gun. I was wondering if I can delete these saved searches without causing any problems? I have a feeling it will be similar in the Indexed locations folder as well. Thoughts?

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    Joe,

    Where did you get the 40Gb of size.

    My folder has 300K items but Get folder size reports 0 MB in size. The properties dialog for the folder shows 20Kb in size.

    Here's a composite picture of the items overlayed.
    SearchesFile.JPG

    Don't think I'll get too much space savings by deleting anything there!

    Here's a useful Windows Club article on the topic.

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    Thanks HTH,
    the 40Gb is the size of the C: drive. I guess I misread the contents of the items in the saved search folder. As I mentioned, I am struggling with trying to find what is using all of this space. I have gone through everything I can think of to gain space back. What about deleting old Win Update files? Any other thoughts around finding large files?
    JP

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    Joe,

    You can try using the free WinDirStat to find out what's using your space. There is also TreeSize free. Either or both should help you get a hold on things.

    BTW: HTH = "Hope this helps"

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    It's those TLAs that are causing the problem.

    cheers, Paul

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