HDD (C: drive) filling up for no reason

Mas3nk0

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In a few weeks my available disk space has gone from 30GB to 5GB without any installations I am aware off. I have one HDD 1TB (Western Digital) divided in 100GB (Windows 7) / 900GB (Applications/Storage). When I open Windows Explorer and add up all the folder sizes then I am nowhere near 60GB. Multiple Virus scans reveal nothing (Avast).

I have read in other topics to use windirstat to locate the culprit (will try this when I get home) however will this work if the folder sizes do not represent the correct values?

Any other suggestions that I might look into? I read that it could be related to Windows updates or recovery points going back to far (any links to how I can step by step check these?).

 

Mas3nk0

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CCcleaner has been run regularly and shaves of 500MB but nowhere near the amount of storage that is decreasing daily.
Another remarkable thing is that with almost 0 space on my C: drive I am still not encountering performance issues ...
 

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I remember seeing something similar to this awhile back. Some guy had an SSD with just his OS on. He was constantly checking it and commenting on space being taken up. I cant remember if it was resolved. It might be worth searching along those lines to see if there's any solutions.
 

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Followed the instructions in your link and afterwards instead of 500MB there was 32GB available again on the HDD. Likely culprit was the recovery point storage. Thanks you!

 

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