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HD suddenly full !
The 300Gb HD went from being only 20% full to totally fullover just a couple of days.
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February 18, 2014
9:05 AM
patchworks
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Hi

I'm trying to find where all these files have come from that have suddenly filled my 300Gb HDD. The temp folder is empty, Windows 7 hasn't carried out any major upgrade downloads and the AV prog' is not reporting any malware. I've searched the HDD in Windows and DOD but cannot identify where these files are that have suddenly filled the HDD. Does anyone know of an MSDOS command that will allow me to find all files added after a certain date (Win 7 is not showing any Frown)

Thanks

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February 20, 2014
12:53 PM
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Further to this – does anyone know how to get the Win7 search tool work like the XP one (have the option to find any files modified after a certain date) ?

Thanks

February 26, 2014
10:41 AM
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Discovered the cause – AVG PC Tuneup 2014. This program decided, by itself (I had turned OFF automatic checks and updates), to run and 'upgrade' the PC. The only thing it succeeded in doing was trashing the Win 7 installation. Fortunately I had Slim Cleaner installed and this revealed 1000's of duplicate files that AVG had created leaving just 2Gb free on the HDD. Unfortunately, these were scattered all over the HDD, in just about every folder going, and it was cleaner and smoother to simply reinstall Win 7 and the prog' I need.

I wish that I'd looked at http://download.cnet.com/AVG-PC-TuneUp/3640-18512_4-12774909.html before installing Cry

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