`ello my name is drewL

I have a 50 gig hard drive which is presently showing less than 0ne gig of free space. My downloads don`t show anything close to this amount add and remove programs dont show nearly anything close to this amount of used /stored memory either where do
i go to find and eliminate stuff that has accumulated over three+ years??

Hard to say exactly. Take a look in C:\Users[I]Your User Account[/I]\AppData\Roaming and see if you can find some accumulated files in the folders within that one.

Replace the words [I]Your User Account[/I] with your actual user account name.

This of course assumes that your 50gb drive is your C: drive.

Once you have some room, you might download CCCleaner and use it to make some space.