low disk space (Vista)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ming, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Hi all.

    I'd like to query something on Vista. It just so happened that Vista or something has eaten up over 4GB of disk space within 10mins of me rebooting my pc.
    Does anyone know where the temp files are now kept because I can't see anything in the app folder under my user profile. Also, what could possibly be needing more than 4GB of disk space after start up? This happened before and happens infrequently.

    Currently have less than 3GB of disk space available to use when usually there's around 8-10GB free.
     
  2. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    try checking your page file. that will grow is its needed. also what antivurs are you using?
     
  3. Dark Atheist

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    i had outlook do something like that to me, temp file was over 30gb

    C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp

    also check C:\Windows\Temp
     
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    Try running ccleaner. That should find a good bit of stuff for you.
     
  6. ming

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    Booted up pc today and everything is back to normal.... over 8gb of free disk space.