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Windows 7: Drive Space


19 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 
Drive Space

this is just a random question that has been puzzling me, l have an 80GB partition for my OS, out of that 80GB lm using 52GB now that wouldnt be strange unless you consider the fact that when l select the following folders: User, Windows, Program Files (both of them as l still use some 32bit progs), and all the other related system folders in root of C and according to the properties tab lm using no more than 25GB.

where is all my space going? other folders l didnt select had nothing in them as l had already backed them up.. is there something lm missing here (and l dont mean hidden files and folders)


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19 Aug 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

It could be restore points on your partition, hidden files.
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19 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

l assumed that as well, so l cleared my restore points but that only changed the space by 4gb, so l have about 24/25GB that doesnt seem to be allocated anywhere l can see so there must be something hidden in the root somewhere that l cant unhide.
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19 Aug 2010   #4

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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19 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Browser cache, maybe history.

You can use a program to check where everything is and its size. This is a decent program, "WinDirStat". Link; "http://windirstat.info/"

I just downloaded it, and the file is safe, installed and works.

I hope this helps you.
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19 Aug 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Download Tree Size Free, and it will tell you where your space is being used.

JAM Software - TreeSize Free

A Guy
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19 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Browser cache, maybe history.

You can use a program to check where everything is and its size. This is a decent program, "WinDirStat". Link; "WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics"

I just downloaded it, and the file is safe, installed and works.

I hope this helps you.
I'll add that this program is pretty cool, it actually shows the composition of your hard drive visually, you can spot any file and select it.


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19 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

thats strange, after l ran that program my space change and its reporting correctly now..


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20 Aug 2010   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timeless View Post
thats strange, after l ran that program my space change and its reporting correctly now..
You scared it straight Windows can be odd, just look at why we're here. Let's hope it stays fixed. A Guy
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20 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

lm sure l'll find other things to fix lm the resident expert on it with the locals around here mainly because most of them are upgrading from XP and they suddenly see a whole new GUI they arent used to XD
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