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Jobik
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Hi all

 

Hmmm... I have a question, a newbie's one but, never mind, i ask it :
I am using windows 10 (1906) x64
Every time i make a few changes (update a prog, change some parameter...) i save my whole system disk, so i keep my windows clean enough...

On my C drive i only have my OS
I disabled automatic updates


Despite that, every backup file is getting bigger.

 

I tried it an hour ago, to have an example : i just updated notepad++ from 7.83 to 7.8.4 version, and winrar 5.90 beta 1 to beta 2.
My backup file (R-Drive image 6 - max compression) got bigger (more than 800 Mo)

 

How is that possible ?
Which is the culprit ?


I tried to compare the windows folders in two separate backups, but it is a real chore...
So if anybody had the answer...

thank you in advance ;)

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3 minutes ago, Kalju said:

This is usually the case that adding something to something increases the result volume size.... So it's absolutely normal.

 

Yes, i agree with you but i don't add things to things. i just replace...

I don't have tmp or old files on my disk, that's why i asked your advice ;)

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You probably have the system restore point enable so, every time you update the system or an application a new system restore point is taken using about 1GB. 

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9 minutes ago, Kalju said:

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System restore point must be enabled and it has always pre-given size and it will never go larger than enabled.

This cannot the reason any way.

System restore point must be enabled : it is exactly what i said

it has always pre-given size: if it is oversized and not fullfilled, used space can increaese

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@ rerigam You probably have the system restore point enable : no, i don't. I prefer personal backups. don't ask why. an old habit...

@Kalju : I recommend that you check if the indexing system on your computer is still up and fully functional.

Ok. it's a nice idea. but... how can i do this ? thanks

 

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22 minutes ago, Kalju said:

Don't You have anyone nearby who knows how Windows works, maybe he/she can help and teach you.

 

 

I was waiting for you, master, to teach me how Windows work

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7 hours ago, rerigam said:

I was waiting for you, master, to teach me how Windows work

You may have to wait until cows come home...

 

Some masters like to teach.  Some put-downs only.  😉

 

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Check the user system folders under your profile name. Documents, Download, Pictures, Music etc.

Some programs leave temp files there.

 

Then check your temp folders.

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp

C:\Windows\Temp

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This morning I restored my system from an old image (1 month).

To have the same situation i just updated notepad++ from 7.83 to 7.8.4 version, and winrar 5.90 beta 1 to beta 2.

Then i saved the image and i did not notice a large difference between the old and the new file (5 Mo...)

So... the question remains, but i am able to live with that ;)

Thank you for your help/suggestions.

 

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On 2/5/2020 at 11:35 AM, rerigam said:

You probably have the system restore point enable so, every time you update the system or an application a new system restore point is taken using about 1GB. 

Also browser caches grow.  Purge them or set limit to something reasonable.  Reasonable depends on your internet speed - the faster, the less cache you need to haul around.

 

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