Yesterday, I got out my backup laptop, an old Acer running, for reasons not entirely clear to me, Windows 8.
The hard drive, an 18 GB SSD, is nearly full. I cannot figure why; the directories don't show anything bloating it up, and yet -- there's less than 2 Gig left.
Not sure why. It may be something very ugly, or just a mess left by CCleaner several years ago; it went through a brief spate of hauling along some ugly malware before re-emerging under new ownership as a slightly less effective (and a lot less well-behaved) tool than it had been.
So I'm looking at other ways of seeing what's happening -- downloading and installing WinDirStat as I write this -- and we'll see what it's got to say.
In the meantime, my sinuses are so messed up that I've lost vertical! Either that, or this entire room is about 30 degree off level, which seems unlikely; also, you'd think that would show up in slant of coffee in my cup.
Edited To Add: Well, that didn't help. And why do I have a 10 GB recovery partition?
Further Edited: Freed up three and a half Gig. Stopping there. The new power supply for my Surface showed up a couple of hours ago!
6 months ago