Question Storage problem

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So no one came to help me the first time I asked so here's a I hope better screen of my storage with Treesize instead of WinDirStat Here because it's * stupid that I only have 2 games downloaded and I have only 124 Gb left (Fortnite and Minecraft) (and I wanna make this clear I DO NOT play Fortnite)
 

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What size is this drive?
Your Treesize screencap doesn't really show us a lot.

Your WIndows.old is 31GB. Disk Cleanup will remove that
What size is your pagefile? Your hibernation file?

WinDirStat run as Administrator would show us a whole lot more than that image.
 

duarte040404

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Yes, quantity.
Be as detailed as you can.
So, throught the Screenshots I sent, the total drive went from 49.3GB (more or less when I got the PC) to now 124.1GB. Before: Program files 27.3GB and Windows at 15.7GB Now: Program files is 56.8GB, Windows is 20.1GB and this Windows.old page idk what it is is 31.8GB
 

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You went from 50GB out of the box to 124GB now.
Stuff you've installed.
Things you've downloaded.
Windows.old is the remnants from the most recent major Windows update.

Unless you'veliterally not used it, for anything...I'm not seeing an issue.
 

duarte040404

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You went from 50GB out of the box to 124GB now.
Stuff you've installed.
Things you've downloaded.
Windows.old is the remnants from the most recent major Windows update.

Unless you'veliterally not used it, for anything...I'm not seeing an issue.
I did nothing, the drive is just filling for no reason
 

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I did nothing, the drive is just filling for no reason
"I did nothing"

As mentioned above, I see ~50GB consumed in .PAK files.
That is from a game. A game that did not come with the standard Windows install.
So clearly, you done something.

31GB in the Windows.old, from the last semi annual Windows Update.
50GB in .PAK game files.

31+50 = 81GB
124GB (now) - 50GB (out of the box) = 74GB.
Close enough to 81....

Unless there is some critical piece of information you're hiding from us....there is no issue.
 

duarte040404

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"I did nothing"

As mentioned above, I see ~50GB consumed in .PAK files.
That is from a game. A game that did not come with the standard Windows install.
So clearly, you done something.

31GB in the Windows.old, from the last semi annual Windows Update.
50GB in .PAK game files.

31+50 = 81GB
124GB (now) - 50GB (out of the box) = 74GB.
Close enough to 81....

Unless there is some critical piece of information you're hiding from us....there is no issue.
What is Windows.old?
 

duarte040404

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It is most of the previous Windows version, before the last major update that ran on your system.
It is there just in case you need to roll back for whatever reason.

If you go through Disk CleanUp, and the advanced option, you can make it go away.
Or, you can leave it, and it will go away on its own in about a month.
ok windows.old is gone
but how the <mod edit> is the game taking 50GB, it should take around 20, i remember months ago having more games installed and having around 170gb of space left
 
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Fornite is know for creating huge log files in your hidden 'appdata' folder.
Look for a folder called FortniteGame and then inside it you will see the logs folder. Delete all the logs in there.

You'll need to turn on View Hidden & System files in Folder Options
Local Disk C>File>Change Folder and Search Options
Go to the View Tab and put a dot in Show Hidden files,folders and drives. Also UnCheck Hide Operating System files.
Apply then Ok

Now go to C:
User
your username
AppData (it will appear to be a faded color)

now look for your logs.
 

duarte040404

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Fornite is know for creating huge log files in your hidden 'appdata' folder.
Look for a folder called FortniteGame and then inside it you will see the logs folder. Delete all the logs in there.

You'll need to turn on View Hidden & System files in Folder Options
Local Disk C>File>Change Folder and Search Options
Go to the View Tab and put a dot in Show Hidden files,folders and drives. Also UnCheck Hide Operating System files.
Apply then Ok

Now go to C:
User
your username
AppData (it will appear to be a faded color)

now look for your logs.
my logs folder was almost empty and I did turn on hidden files
 

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