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by: zeedonk May 20, 2012 7:36 PM PDT

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Why is my hard drive nearly always full?

by zeedonk - 5/20/12 7:36 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 537 running Vista Home Basic

My C drive says the following (and the icon is red- nearly full)
"2.09GB free of 289GB"

It's been nearly full for several months now (5 or 6). I have not noticed the hard drive filling up for no reason, but I can't figure out why it's so nearly full.

I have backed up the C drive on a 1TB external HD, so all photos, video etc are all safe. I have taken almost all photos video and music off the C drive without a significant reduction in C drive space.

I have run Kaspersky scans with no virus found.

I have snooped around the C drive files- Windows, Program Files, etc and don't see anything that appears to be eating up space.

Today, I did see this file on my C drive: "C:\dff1a9c53e9b7f24caa0eeda3bd279a7"hich appears to be some kind of a MPSigStub program created yesterday (I did not create it). I have researched this and the jury seems to be out on if I can delete it (I suspect I can b/c it's not located where the other MPSigStub resides so maybe not a part of the usual Windows update)

I don't really wanna go poking around in my Program Files to try to guess what I can delete to open up some space.

How can I free up some space on this C drive?

Any help is appreciated

Z

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