Windows 10: hard drive keeps filling up

Discus and support hard drive keeps filling up in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; help window insider 10 pro version:1909 windows 10 wont update and hard drive stays full no matter how fast i delete things it stays full how do I fix... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by StevenPrice4118, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. hard drive keeps filling up


    help window insider 10 pro version:1909 windows 10 wont update and hard drive stays full no matter how fast i delete things it stays full how do I fix this problem. because of the disc being full cannot even save a restore point.

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    StevenPrice4118, Nov 19, 2020
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  2. Bree Win User

    Windows 10 Hard Drive Keeps Filling Up

    No it's not, it's about right. This is the breakdown of what 'System & reserved' actually means....


    hard drive keeps filling up [​IMG]


    You get this detailed breakdown by clicking on the 'System & reserved' bar seen in the earlier screenshots.

    On possible cause for the OP's shrinking free space could be item two in that list, the virtual memory. If that is set for 'system managed' (as it is by default) and an errant app is eating up memory but not releasing it properly, then the swap file may just keep growing until it fills the disk.
     
  3. MrHudson Win User
    Windows 10 Hard Drive Keeps Filling Up

    hard drive keeps filling up [​IMG]

    hard drive keeps filling up [​IMG]

    In Settings under Storage, have you checked it there.
     
    MrHudson, Nov 19, 2020
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  4. simrick Win User

    hard drive keeps filling up

    Windows 10 Hard Drive Keeps Filling Up

    I've used WinDirStat in the past, and it's been quite helpful. Here's an example of what you'll see, after the "pac-men" are finished:


    hard drive keeps filling up [​IMG]


    As you select bits in the map, it tells you what they are. You can then hover your mouse over one, right-click, and you get this:


    hard drive keeps filling up [​IMG]



    You can also have it show "Unknown" (although I'm not sure how to handle that - deleting Unknown might bork the system):


    hard drive keeps filling up [​IMG]


    I once found and fixed a leaky program this way.
     
    simrick, Nov 19, 2020
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