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Fresh install of windows taking up over 170GB of space?

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Go to solution Solved by Teddy07,

Do you possibly have an old windows folder? I suggest deleting it if you do not need any files from there

https://www.howtogeek.com/223821/what-is-the-windows.old-folder-and-how-do-you-delete-it/

 

Helo, so I’ve done a fresh install of windows on my friend’s used PC which has a 240GB SSD. When checking file explorer, it says the SSD has 62.5GB free of 237GB? I’m running windows 10. I tried using cleanmgr but it only cleaned a few GB. Is this normal?

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Did you wipe all the partitions off of it when doing the clean install?

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5 minutes ago, _d0nut said:

Helo, so I’ve done a fresh install of windows on my friend’s used PC which has a 240GB SSD. When checking file explorer, it says the SSD has 62.5GB free of 237GB? I’m running windows 10. I tried using cleanmgr but it only cleaned a few GB. Is this normal?

no, i have a windows 10 install on a 120gb ssd and lots of free space. probably messed with  the partitions

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Have you tried cleaning system files?

Some installation files maybe still in the temp folder.

But mostly windows 10 only used up 50-60gb after install and updates.

Use this program to examine which folders is using the space : Treesize

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Just now, Teddy07 said:

Do you possibly have an old windows folder? I suggest deleting it if you do not need any files from there

https://www.howtogeek.com/223821/what-is-the-windows.old-folder-and-how-do-you-delete-it/

 

This is a probability.

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5 minutes ago, Teddy07 said:

Do you possibly have an old windows folder? I suggest deleting it if you do not need any files from there

https://www.howtogeek.com/223821/what-is-the-windows.old-folder-and-how-do-you-delete-it/

 

Yeah, that was the problem. I cleaned it in windows 10 settings and now have 215gb/237gb free. Thanks so much

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44 minutes ago, _d0nut said:

Yeah, that was the problem. I cleaned it in windows 10 settings and now have 215gb/237gb free. Thanks so much

May I suggest marking the post as solved? :D 

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