Hard drive getting full


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I have an Asus Vivo laptop and this morning went to backup to an external drive but keep getting the message that that external drive is full even after I formatted it. Now I have looked at the content of my C: drive and frankly I am at a loss as to how to free up some of the remaining space. I have tried installed apps, a whole extraordinary long list of entries for example System32 and it has so many very small files/folders in it, some of which like the Xbox entries I cannot delete without permission and heck I thought I was the permission being always logged on as the Administrator.
The other Windows folders are similar with very small entries of low MB's and even some being in KB's!!
I have tried clean disk feature but with very little being picked up.
Any thoughts appreciated.
 
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Windows 11 pro 23H2(Build 22631.3374)

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What kind of backup?

What is the used space of the source and the capacity of the target?

Your pic shows folders called disk backup they might be large
 

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Popular free software to show you space being used on your disk


 

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Curious as to:
What those backup folders contain?
Why are there 3 of them?
Why you would backup anything to the C: drive as apposed to an external drive?
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
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    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
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    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
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    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
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    Silverstone 1500
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    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
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    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
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    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
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    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
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    M.2 512GB
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    …still on a horse.
The first thing I'd do, to free up space on any HD is to get rid of the JUNK. Leave the Windows files alone, as they don't GROW, but the JUNK certainly does by even thousands of files per day for a busy user.
JUNK includes, but is not limited to, any file with the extension of: .tmp, .old, .bac, .log. However, Temporary Internet Files, like from Firefox, Edge or Chrome, do not use any of those extensions, but are easy to delete from a command line.

I've gone into this Cleanup concept at great length in another topic, so I won't repeat it here, but that's where I'd start. (as a retired Computer tech of 40+ years.)

Good Luck, Mate!
TM :cool:
 

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    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
I have an Asus Vivo laptop and this morning went to backup to an external drive but keep getting the message that that external drive is full even after I formatted it. Now I have looked at the content of my C: drive and frankly I am at a loss as to how to free up some of the remaining space. I have tried installed apps, a whole extraordinary long list of entries for example System32 and it has so many very small files/folders in it, some of which like the Xbox entries I cannot delete without permission and heck I thought I was the permission being always logged on as the Administrator.
The other Windows folders are similar with very small entries of low MB's and even some being in KB's!!
I have tried clean disk feature but with very little being picked up.
Any thoughts appreciated.
How big is the 970/ 500, 1TB?
Why is the external not working?
Do you have too many Restore Points or is it even on?
Do you use any of the file cleaners like CCleaner or other?
 

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You should connect the external drive and then post a screenshot of Disk Management, for which you need to be signed is as Admin.

Your C: drive is full because those backups should have been put on the external drive!
 

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    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3672
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
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    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
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    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Also "...external drive is full even after I formatted it", doesn't make much sense. ccleaner, dism++ can recover lots of space.
 

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    AMD Vega 8 Graphics & 4K Triple Screen Display
Not that it would happen every time, but CCleaner is "Capable" of disabling your Windows. That's what it did to me, the first time I tried it. NO MAS!

Just for fun, would you open up a Command prompt (Run: CMD) and enter these commands, one at a time and hit ENTER after you type each one.

Del /F /S /Q C:\*.tmp
Del /F /S /Q C:\*.old
Del /F /S /Q C:\*.log
Del /F /S /Q C:\*.bak

By simply running those four commands, you'll rid your C: drive of many Junk files, possibly representing many Megabytes of space.
Let me know how that worked for you. (Please)
By the way, what browser(s) are you using?

And, if it works good for you, I have several other commands that you can run to get rid of even more Junk.

Any commands that I may give you here, are all a part of my "Cleanup.bat" batch file program.
I run my batch file every day, to prevent the buildup of junk files on my SSD. At the end of every run, I get a message like this:
Cleanup 1-8-24.jpg
And, that was after just one day's use of my home PC. I shudder to think what that number would be after, say, one year!!!

Good Luck,
TechnoMage :cool:
 

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    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
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    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
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    Crucial, 16 GB
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    Onboard
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    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
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    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
That's not my experience. I have been using Crap Cleaner and its ilk for decades and never hosed my system. I use many registry cleaners likewise. Even set to "dangerous" I have never hosed my PC.

I wish I could remember the app that I used onWin95 or earlier that found hundreds of faulty links in the registry of a fresh install of windows.

That version of Windows has a progress bar in green and yellow, with moving dots that repeated many times. After running his app, it would only go through two or three sequences.

Windows 'Disk Cleanup' is my favourite as it can delete the Windows update cache and Windows.old.

But I do use ccleaner and the Wise cleaner.
 

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    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3672
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    Acer Swift SF114-34
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    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
CCleaner has NEVER caused any problems on any Windows or Linux for me. I keep reading that and wonder about the operator.
 

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    AMD Vega 8 Graphics & 4K Triple Screen Display
CCleaner has NEVER caused any problems on any Windows or Linux for me. I keep reading that and wonder about the operator.

I have use CCleaner for years and actually PAID o_O for it rather than using the free version because I like it so much. It's one of the 1st things I install on a new PC
 

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    ASus B550F Gaming
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    16gb
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    m2 1tb
I have use CCleaner for years and actually PAID o_O for it rather than using the free version because I like it so much. It's one of the 1st things I install on a new PC
I use Bleachbit on Linux not CCleaner. Also the paid version many more options.
 

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    Memory
    16GB
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    AMD Vega 8 Graphics & 4K Triple Screen Display
I use Bleachbit on Linux not CCleaner. Also the paid version many more options.
Good for you, but this forum is about Windows. 😂
 

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    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3672
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    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
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    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
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    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
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    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Ok thanks everyone and I am really sorry for late reply and I see that those backups were mentioned and I use AOMEI to backup my drive onto an external hard drive and I am now just wondering if those backups were repeated onto my C: drive somehow and I just might try deleting those because they are a complete backup of the C: drive as it is.
Just as a matter of interest my external drive is only showing one backup of my C: drive so those backups on the C: drive may be the problem. I shall also try those command prompt instructions to see what they do
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 (OS Build 2263.3593)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Vivo notebook X712P
    CPU
    i7 -10510U
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    On board Intel CPU graphics
    Sound Card
    N/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro NMe
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    Asus in built
    Keyboard
    Generic
    Mouse
    Logitec Wireless
    Internet Speed
    50Mbs max allowance - occasionally up to 75Mbs
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    ESET Smart Security
Ok I have deleted those disk backups on my C: drive and C: drive is now showing 380GB of free space as opposed to the 64GB free space it was showing before. Now what is now making me wonder is why those backups were made on the C: drive while I was using AOMEI to use the E: drive - the external drive for the backup destination?? One possibility is maybe I shut down the computer forgetting the backup was in progress and the backup resumed as soon as I booted the machine again?? Is that something that could be possible??
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 (OS Build 2263.3593)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Vivo notebook X712P
    CPU
    i7 -10510U
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    On board Intel CPU graphics
    Sound Card
    N/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro NMe
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    Asus in built
    Keyboard
    Generic
    Mouse
    Logitec Wireless
    Internet Speed
    50Mbs max allowance - occasionally up to 75Mbs
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    ESET Smart Security
Computers are totally obedient, so, if they were on C; drive it's probable that you put them there inadvertently! I know that Macrium's interface does take some learning. I'm pleased that you are seeing progress.
 

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  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3672
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't be doing a backup if you don't control where it's going. Eh Mate?

I've been using "Ghost" for all my backups and clones, for 27 years and it's never put a backup where I didn't want it.
It may be a good time for you to change your backup program. ?

Cheers Mate!
TM :cool:
 

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    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
Any imaging program will write where the user tells it to.I've been making images a long, long time and so far have never made a mistake where I put one. But since I have so many external drives I know I could make a mistake, so out of habit I always check my destination drive afterwards to make sure it's in the right place as well as check to see if I need to delete any old images.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 nvme+256gb SKHynix m.2 nvme /External +512gb Samsung m.2 sata+1tb Kingston m2.nvme
    PSU
    500w
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    MT
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    Dell Premium
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    Logitech wired
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    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
I've been using "Ghost" for all my backups and clones, for 27 years and it's never put a backup where I didn't want it.
It may be a good time for you to change your backup program. ?
Yes TM and mate I now realise in hindsight (wonderful eh?) and being too gung ho doing these backups I have tried to put more than two whole disk C: drive 500GB backups onto a 1TB external drive which of course is obviously going to be rejected as I was getting messages that the destination drive did not have enough space to do that next backup:rolleyes:
I know I could make a mistake, so out of habit I always check my destination drive afterwards to make sure it's in the right place as well as check to see if I need to delete any old images.
Yes glasscutter I know now as I said to TM that is I have been really a tad careless in watching and realising what the software was telling me. So lesson learnt though I do tend to rush into things and not being a bit more careful in doing what I do.

Anyway I thank you both and everyone who commented on my post I am really appreciative:-)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 (OS Build 2263.3593)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Vivo notebook X712P
    CPU
    i7 -10510U
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    On board Intel CPU graphics
    Sound Card
    N/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro NMe
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    Asus in built
    Keyboard
    Generic
    Mouse
    Logitec Wireless
    Internet Speed
    50Mbs max allowance - occasionally up to 75Mbs
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    ESET Smart Security
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