I've been struggling for days trying to find out where my missing hard drive space went. I would really appreciate any help.
I re-installed Windows 7 using the rescue and recovery function from Lenovo. After installing I realized that my hard drive space was now using 166GB. I knew something was setup wrong.
When I use a program called ShowSize it says my C drive is 87.65gb. When I go to my computer it shows 121gb free of 287gb. Somewhere there must be about 78gb of duplicate files.
I read that my old files might be in a folder called windows.old but I have searched for windows.old all over my computer but I can't find it. I also botted in safe mode to see if I could file the windows.old file but didn't have any luck doing that.
I also had Carbonite installed before I did the re-install so I knew I would be able to get all my files back. After I re-installed Windows 7 I then restored all my files using Carbonite. Could this have caused duplicate files somewhere?
**I originally re-installed Windows because my wireless mouse would jump/jerk across the screen occasionally. I installed new batteries and uninstalled the drivers
and reinstalled them but I still had the same problem. I figured re-installing Windows would fix my problem but my mouse still behaves this way.
I attached a screen-shot of my Disc Management in case that might be helpful for someone to help me figure my missing hard drive space problem.
Windows 7 64bit