I made an image backup of my system drive to another separate drive (E:\). Since then, although there is a "WindowsImageBackup" folder on E:\ there is also a huge hidden file on C:\, my system drive. 71GB of a 100GB drive!!
It is so large there is little room left to install anything else. How can I delete a 'hidden' file? Is it part of the WindowsImageBackup? Will it go if I delete the "WindowsImageBackup" folder?
I'm so cheesed off with it I'm thinking about re-installing, and I only did so 10 days ago. Something must be wrong as I cannot even restore to the point before the image backup.
The little niggles with Windows 7 are beginning to mount up!
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2TB 7200RPM HDD
You may have a better experience using an image program like the one discussed in this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Cannot see it even after following your instructions.
I used windows' own create a system image from the backup and restore your files part of the system and security section of the control panel. There was opportunity to select place but not size (Which didn't surprise me as it would depend on c:\ size, would it not?)
Further to my previous post here is a screenshot of what WinDirStat is showing me.
The yellow area is the culprit, no name, 'unknown' is how WindirStat calls it.
What, why and how: did it appear, and can I get rid of it without re-installing.