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