Why Does App Data Folder Have 97GB?

My brand new computer (running Windows 7 Professional) shows that I have used 272GB.  My user name accounts for 192 GB.  My music takes up 95GB, but I could not figure out what else could be chewing up a lot of space.  When I got to the folders within my user name, I see an App Data folder that says it has 97GB. Are there really 97GB in there, or is that pretty much a mirror of my music and other files I have?  If not, where are the 95GB that I can't account for?  I have looked at all other folders under my user name, but don't see any others that have even 1 GB in them.  I am guessing it must be a duplication of my music somewhere, but I cannot find it.  I would really like to free up that disk space.

 

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Last updated June 9, 2018 Views 14,429 Applies to:
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Yes, I had.  It is filled with File Folders for Microsoft, Google, HP, and others.  I have put the cursor over all of them, and don't see anything with any size, or related to music.  I am pretty good in working with software, but when it comes to technical issues like this, I am lost.  Any suggestions on what to look for in there?  

The Appdata folder should have three sub-folders. Local, Low and Roaming.
One of those MUST have some enormous amount of data in it.
Right-click on each folder and do Properties to narrow it down, then open the offending folder and do the same until you hace identifiede what's taking up all the space..
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