Question GHOSTLY INFORMATION ON MY C. DRIVE

Sam Waylen

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Hello !

Probably your newest novice here.

I am using a DELL DESKTOP PC , WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL, and GOOGLE CHROME.

When it left the factory the C Drive had a negligible amount of space used up from its 900 Gbs of storage on the C Drive

I recently bought a 6TB external Hard Drive so that I could transfer my Data across to it as a preparation for changing my operating system.

Everything I have got or done since I began using computers is probably on the ( C )Hard Drive

BUT....When I copied it, roughly 300-400 Gbs were transferred. leaving 100 to 300 Gbs still on the Hard Drive.

As far as I know It isn't my data and it wasn't there when the computer left the factory.

Can anyone at all enlighten me as to what it is that is using up so much of my C Drive ?
 

carocuore

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Get WinDirStat and scan the C: drive, it'll tell you what's taking up space, if you see something labeled as "Unknown" it's probably the page file or system cache
 

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