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Release space on a Windows partition – SpaceMonger

Few time ago I observed that my laptop’s first partition (48 GB size) free space reduced to 4 GB.
There are a lot of file managers application (Windows Explorer, Total Commander, Far Manager, etc). All of them provide folder and file lists, but not intuitive display of most important detail: the size.
Of course, there are some known paths that store not useful data (see bottom folders list) and with each file manager you can delete major not useful data. But, you can miss some old huge file (some forgotten video files, etc).

Fortunately there is a tool witch display folders and files size graphically called SpaceMonger. I used it and now my laptop free space is approximately 20 GB. 🙂 At the end of this process I applied the same story on my old workstation, too.
Using this visual tool is easy to observer big files, folders and is easy to clean Windows temporary files, Windows updates install files, easy to observe hibernate and virtual memory files (if you have enough RAM memory you can disable this feature), etc.