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Disk space mystery solved!

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Old 01-26-2008
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Disk space mystery solved!
After spending hours trying to find 20 GB that Explorer reported was on my C:
drive that wasn't there when I added up the sizes of all the visible and
hidden files and folders, I finally discovered 16 GB of data in the
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue folder! 16 GB! This folder
is the Windows Error Reporting queue. I have been having some trouble with
Windows Update and a few other Vista things, but my problems can't be so
interesting that it takes 16 GB to describe them.
I only found it with a freeware program called WinDirStat. Explorer didn't
show it in any folder.
I just deleted it all and so far so good.
If you're having trouble finding what's sucking up your disk space, check
out this folder.
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Old 01-27-2008
Dave
 

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Re: Disk space mystery solved!
Good tip...
But I think that Disk Cleanup empties that folder. I had run it (DC)
yesterday, and I just looked, and that folder is empty.


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> After spending hours trying to find 20 GB that Explorer reported was on my
> C:
> drive that wasn't there when I added up the sizes of all the visible and
> hidden files and folders, I finally discovered 16 GB of data in the
> C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue folder! 16 GB! This
> folder
> is the Windows Error Reporting queue. I have been having some trouble with
> Windows Update and a few other Vista things, but my problems can't be so
> interesting that it takes 16 GB to describe them.
> I only found it with a freeware program called WinDirStat. Explorer didn't
> show it in any folder.
> I just deleted it all and so far so good.
> If you're having trouble finding what's sucking up your disk space, check
> out this folder.


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