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    Storage space (reposted for Ge5711 after accidential removal)

    by kees_b ·

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    Hi,

    I am trying to find what’s taking up most of the storage space on my laptop. There is only 1 GBs of space remaining. After initial setup of the system a few years ago there was 475 GB available.

    At present, In ‘storage details’ under ‘system settings’, after adding up storage amount of installed apps and other files, the total amounts to 110GB only.

    Out of this, 12GB is in installed apps and 77GB my own saved files…(the remainder being other files and temporary files). From the 110GB to 485GB, under this setting, I am unable to see amounts for any other files taking up the rest of the storage space

    Any advice how to find what’s taking up all the remaining space would be appreciated.

    Below are the laptop details:

    Name: HP Envy
    Internal Drive: 500 GB (1GB available)
    Win: 11 Home
    RAM: 8GB.

    Thanks,
    Ge1157

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      Re: storage space

      by kees_b ·

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      There are hidden and system files and folders that, by default, you don’t see in Windows Explorer.

      I’d start with doing a cleanup (including the advanced options!) in the right-click properties of the c:-drive. This might take a long time to delete a lot of files.

      After that, I recommend a program like https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free to discover what’s left. It’s practically always possible to delete more files manually, but you have to know what you do.

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