Likewise, Windows itself uses stoarage in a similar manner as the system is running
That partiton is very small and it will need constant attention to keep it useable
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For the third time, install Treesize Free. It will tell you what is using your storage. We're just going round and round in circles currently.
Also, it could be the Hibernation file, hiberfil.sys.
Or the paging file, or system volume information file.
All these will be revealed by Treesize.
Another thing to check: hidden partitions.
In Windows Explorer, right-click on "This PC", choose Manage.
On the left, click on Disk Management.
In the lower pane, you'll see each physical drive and the size of its partitions. There may be a hidden partition in there.
those 3 files wouldn't be the Boot - page file & crash report ??
I have seen, on a laptop, a manufacturer's recovery partition which took up space but was not visible in Windows, much like the extra partitions on my C drive.
I must have a faulty machine.
opera accumulates hard drive space
Re Whatsapp, I use the web version:
and it works a treat. You have to scan, with your phone, a QR code on your PC screen to set up the computer as a allowed device, but after that, no app is required.
What did Treesize show you was using all your HD space?
As for Opera, I'll check that out but I don't think Opera is the culprit as for the past hour this morning all I have been doing is using Gimp to edit a few small image files and saving them onto a small pendrive that is attached to my USB hub connected to the USB port on the laptop. I had disabled my internet for the duration and had no other programs open, but all of a sudden the storage sense pops up at the bottom right of the screen and tells me I need to free up space. I then checked My PC and found that the discspace had gone down to about 200MB from about about 2GB. All I had been doing was using Gimp, nothing else. I can't explain it. I bought the Happauge WinLive2 hoping to capture some old tapes, but if it's losing disc space just for doing a simple editing task in Gimp (even when saving to an external drive) then how the hell am I going to capture analog video? lol. When I tried to open my email to view my mail, initially it kept saying "not enough space for extraction..do you still want to continue?".
I suppose all I can do is uninstall Opera and see what happens after that. Would be abit odd that a web browser could be causing this.
Last edited by techmot; 19th Sep 2023 at 06:13.
The reason why I chose to download an apk for Whatsapp is because I don't wish to scan my phone, and I don't have a smartphone nor do I want want and neither do I want to scan a stupid QR code in.
Type in the search bar %temp% with percentage each side click on its icon and delete all the files and folders in it, it may say a few can not be deleted so click on skip, this should free up some space.
Might be able to free a GB or two using the DISM command from an Admin CMD prompt:
Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup