25GB of Data has just appeared!

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  1. rognik39

    rognik39

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    HI Guys

    First a little back ground info

    A 150 GB partitioned HDD held my C: Drive at about 75 GB the drive kept getting full and I also had persistant Low memory warning.

    I would delete unused program files and burn to disk photos etc to make more room but literally a couple days later the HDD would be almost full.

    I cloned the then full HDD to a 250GB Drive and repartitioned which gave my C drive approx 160GB

    All good

    Still getting my low memory despite CPU running at approx 75%

    Then noticed that from somewhere the amount of Data on the C drive has jumped by approx 25 GB in about a week despite only using for emails and a small amount of paper work

    My HDD always sounds as though it is doing plenty of work a bit like a defrag.

    I think something has gone wrong and is working away in the back ground creating data.

    Can anybody help with how or where I can work out what it is.

    Cheers
     
    rognik39, May 3, 2013
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    Update

    Looks like another approx 3 GB has appeared in less than 24 Hrs
     
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    Install and run Treesize Free. It will tell you exactly what is using hard drive space.
     
    Ztruker, May 4, 2013
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    Hi Ztrucker

    Download and detected the issue

    toolbar_log.txt

    An AVG glitch

    Still have problem of how to remove the file which is taking up space

    The file is sitting on my users\Guest\appdata\local\temp ......

    Have uninstalled AVG2013 and may reinstall

    My PC now sits reasonably quietly

    I will start a new thread on how to remove
     
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    Great! Thanks for letting me know.
     
    Ztruker, May 4, 2013
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    Now I am finding the same glitch on the kids laptops but am able to remove

    Cheers
     
    rognik39, May 5, 2013
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    Dump AVG, install Microsoft Security Essentials.
     
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