I've run out of space on my 250gig hard drive. I have a 2tb external and I've literally transferred almost everything I possibly can to it, including backing up several of my game files to it and uninstalling them from my hd.
The worst thing is that every time I download something of my hd to gain some elbow room to work in it fills right back up again and I'm not even saving anything in particular to make that happen. It's just disappearing. I guess programs are downloading updates or something??? I don't know. I already moved all my music, pictures, videos, and non-critical documents off. Gaining about 4 gigs each time and it whittles down to nothing over a few days. When I started backing up my old games that I don't play anymore I actually managed to free up about 20 gigs so I thought I'd be fine for a while and even that inexplicably vanished over about a week.
Just the other day I found I had an old roommates user profile still on here, well I already knew that, but I found out there was about 4 gigs of data there and I deleted it gained that much, then also went into my control panel and uninstalled as many old, unused, and unidentified programs as I could thinking it would bump me up from 4.44 gigs free to at least 5 or maybe 6. After I finished all the uninstalls I check my C: and the free space had gone DOWN to 4.1something! After doing nothing at all but uninstalling programs for an hour!
So I have no idea whats going on, what this is filling up with, or where it's coming from.
What I just found out though is that my AppData folder (windows vista) has 89gigs in it! That's more than a third of my HD!!! WTF???
So I googled it and it seems like a lot of the stuff on AppData can be important and cause program crashes if deleted. But does anyone know what (if anything) can be cleared out of there, and how to do it with?out disrupting any important programs? Because 89gigs can not possibly be necessary application data!