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  1. selsmoran Win User

    How can I find large files in windows10


    Hi.
    How can I find large files on my local harddrive
    using windows10.
    I need to clean up unused large files

    :)
     
    selsmoran, Aug 14, 2015
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  2. Greg Carmack - Windows MVP, Aug 14, 2015
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  3. How can I find duplicate files on a disk and in a folder and isolate them for deletion in a folder.

    How can I find duplicate files on a disk and in a folder and isolate them for deletion in a folder.
     
    JGannon9091, Aug 14, 2015
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  4. Boozad Win User

    How can I find large files in windows10

    Download and run WinDirStat, that should show you what's taking up the space.
     
    Boozad, Aug 14, 2015
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  5. LarryWind Win User
    LarryWind, Aug 14, 2015
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  6. Thanks for that recommendation, and link to WizTree. Just what I was looking for *Smile
    EDIT .. I installed the above program and ran it. Among the many files it found are as per the screenshot I took, and attached to this post.

    What is the C:\windows \panther thing? The image I attached shows only a sample selection of that file


    How can I find large files in windows10 [​IMG]
     
    Atomcrusher, Aug 14, 2015
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  7. Fafhrd Win User
    I use Baidu PC Faster:


    How can I find large files in windows10 [​IMG]


    It comes direct from one of the largest Chinese IT enterprises, is free and without ads or malware, has a few charmingly Chinglish phrases in its dialogs, and does exactly what you want, regarding large files.

    Baidu also make an antivirus and a Chrome-based Browser called Spark.

    Baidu PC Faster | We Make PC Faster

    Panther is a Microsoft Setup generated folder which contains a snapshot in XML of your old system taken during the upgrade process. It is not needed after the upgrade, but contains fascinating glimpses of what Microsoft telemetry knows about your PC.
     
    Fafhrd, Aug 15, 2015
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  8. Antilope Win User

    How can I find large files in windows10

    You can search for large (or any size) files in Windows Explorer.

    Start Windows Explorer.

    Click on "View", select "Hidden items". Now you will see hidden files.

    Select the folders to search or go to C: (or other drive letter) and search the entire drive.

    In the "Search Quick access" box on the upper right, type...

    size: (make sure to include the colon sign)

    These file size selections will appear in a drop down menu:

    Empty (0 KB)
    Tiny (0 - 10 KB)
    Small (10 - 100 KB)
    Medium (100 KB - 1 MB)
    Large (1 - 16 MB)
    Huge (16 - 128 MB)
    Gigantic (> 128 MB)


    Click on one of the file size selections to search for files in that size range.
     
    Antilope, Aug 15, 2015
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  9. Can those files be safely deleted?
     
    Atomcrusher, Aug 15, 2015
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  10. ricorp Win User
    If you don't have any plans of reverting back to the previous version of Windows, then it's just fine to delete it (or use a 'cleanup' software).
     
    ricorp, Aug 15, 2015
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  11. Great ... thanks.

    EDIT .. just to make sure .. can I delete the entire "panther" folder i.e. C:\Windows\panther ?
     
    Atomcrusher, Aug 15, 2015
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  12. I don't understand why the useful shortcuts to such things as size: and datecreated: (with handy drop-down calendar) are missing in Windows 10. A very retrograde step IMO, even though I often wished more of them were available.

    An alternative for the OP is to search for *.* and sort on the size column.
     
    nigelmercier, Aug 15, 2015
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  13. ricorp Win User

    How can I find large files in windows10

    Yes.
    If I remember it correctly there is another folder (or two) that is associated with the 'panther' folder that can also be deleted. This (or these) folder(s) were created during the Windows 10 upgrade process.
     
    ricorp, Apr 4, 2018
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