Windows 10: C: drive has slowly been losing disk space without any indication what's eating memory.

Discus and support C: drive has slowly been losing disk space without any indication what's eating memory. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; For the past few days leading up to two weeks, I've slowly been losing disk space on my C: drive. This usually isn't a problem since Windows will... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Carmelo Paz, Nov 24, 2022 at 8:22 PM.

  1. C: drive has slowly been losing disk space without any indication what's eating memory.


    For the past few days leading up to two weeks, I've slowly been losing disk space on my C: drive. This usually isn't a problem since Windows will create log files, dumps, etc. on its own, but lately, the size of files being written to my disk exceeds more than a few gigabytes. Moreover, I'm not sure what's causing this. I haven't installed any applications in C: drive for the past month in fact, I've done nothing but uninstall apps on it yet my available disk space continues to dwindle.I have a 256GB SSD installed on my laptop running Windows 10. I have 115 apps in total in my C: drive, with

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  2. PaulPChou Win User

    Temporary Files on C: slowly eating entire disk

    hi azPaul52:

    So, what do you mean by slowly eating entire disk? Are losing C drive space? Have you tried deleting temp files? Please click the Windows button and R at the same time and type: %temp%. Then delete the files there and close the folder. Second: do click the
    Windows button and R at the same time and type: temp. Also, delete the files in the download folder. Please go to the C drive and click on Windows. Then, go to SoftwareDistribution and click on the Download folder. Delete everything there. When you go to disk
    cleanup for example, does the temporary files show 0MB or like 10.5MB? If it does show more than 0MB of space, do these steps.

    reminder, the following steps involve registry and do not modify other things, as it might cause serious issues with your device.

    1. Please type reg under search and it will show Registry editor. Please click on run as administrator.

    2. Then, go to, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Files

    3. In the right-pane, double-click LastAccess.

    4. Set the value data for LastAccess to 10. That is what I did for mine.

    After you are finished and go back to Storage and Temporary Files or the disk cleanup, you will notice under temporary files, it will state 0 bytes. A reminder: Even though it might state like 2.07 MB under temporary files, but when you actually delete the
    files manually, it will have no affect at all. You don't lose disk space because of it.

    You can go to the Microsoft store and download Total PC Cleaner to clean files.
     
  3. rboppy Win User
    What's eating up my \C: drive?

    That reduced System Volume Information to 662 KB, left $GetCurrent at 3.8 GB which is called media when clicking the little arrow. Storage sense or Disk cleanup gave no reference to $GetCurrent, and the [2 files] are pagefile.sys and swapfile.sys.

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    I will thank everyone and mark this thread as solved, I now have over 27 GB of free space on my C: drive, it must just slowly get down to size where Windows warned me with a red "flag" when viewing This PC.
     
  4. Absuard Win User

    C: drive has slowly been losing disk space without any indication what's eating memory.

    C disk losing space for no reason

    Hi i have problem with my c disk i have ssd and space keeps filling slowly there is no virus

    No hibernate or system restore i do cleans but it won't help i reinstalled windows 4 time and even changed ssd but problem is same pls help it keeps losing space for no reason

    For cleaning i use clean master i have installed treesize but i cant find what takes space from my c disk pls help
     
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