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Old 11-04-2018, 02:52 PM   #1
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I have a Win10 computer that I built a couple of years ago as a budget gaming rig to play a couple of older games and do some light photo/video editing. One area that I saved money on was going on a smallish 222 GB SSD HD.

The past couple of weeks I've been noticing HD space shrinking and didn't think much of it until I started getting low disk space warnings. I'm talking about maybe 100 MB of free space. WTF.

I haven't installed any new apps or anything. So I went on a cleaning spree yesterday. I removed an extra browser (Opera) that I didn't really use anyway, couple of small apps like Spotify and Pandora, started moving documents and pictures to an external HD, and I removed a couple of games that WERE taking up a lot of space (but that had never been an issue until recently).

So I managed to free up some space and had 4.3 GB of room on my SSD. I logged into my desktop just now (I rarely turn it off) and got another low disk space warning. Checked and I was showing 0 free. WTF! Rebooted and 1.19 GB free.

WTF is going on? Is my computer infected with something? I've always been good with not installing anything from unknown sources. Hell I don't even download illegal apps anymore. Just the occasional movie.

Unless I can get this figured out, I may go ahead and wipe out the drive and start over. I'd rather not do that unless I have to but it's not that big of a deal to me either.

What I'm more concerned with is knowing why this is happening. Any ideas?
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:02 PM   #2
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Install windirstat to see what's using so much space.
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:04 PM   #3
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Thanks man, I found a .WDTemp folder that has 65 GB in it. I suspect it has something to do with the WD external HD I have. Looking into it now.
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Right on bubba, lmk if I can help any more.
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:19 PM   #5
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Some Googlefu and it turns out that it has to do with my WD MyCloud NAS that I use and the sync program. It's having problems syncing with files from the looks of it so it keeps creating a temp copy of it. And it's been doing it for a year or so or however long I've been using this drive on my computer. Deleting the contents of it now. Thanks again Bryan for the suggestion on the app!
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Good deal man. I use Backblaze for my bup stuffs.
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I'll have to look into that. Thanks!
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