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Scenario 34: Find Large Files

Rob D. from Dallas, TX contacted us with the question, "My C: drive is full, my computer is running slow and keeps reminding me that it is full. I need to delete some files. Is there an easier way to find the biggest files on my computer, wherever they are, so I can delete a few files and get back to work?

Do a size-based search with WheresMyStuff. Click the SEARCH ANY tab at the top and then go to the time-line and click ANY TIME to make sure you are looking at all of your files. Next, type in a large number in the SIZE filter box (see below) and pick AT LEAST to make sure you look at only the biggest files, select your disk and press SEARCH. In a few seconds you will see every file on your drive that is larger than the size you entered. Pick through those big files that you don't need any more and delete. You are now back in business.

 

More Solutions

Below are a list of all of the problems and solutions we have written up for you, although WheresMyStuff can solve many more. Click on the purple tabs above to see a number of other solutions.

009: Find all work files (and view them in one window).
016: Find private files (when you need to clean up your computer).
023: Find Hawaii vacation photos (when all you know is when they were taken).
034: Find large files (to make room on a drive).
047: Find pictures of grandkids (forgotten location).

 

 

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