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Windows 7: Drive says 120GB installed (Its wrong)

27 Jan 2011   #1
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Drive says 120GB installed (Its wrong)

My computer says it has 120GB used, but when I highlight all of the items and select properites it says 11.5GB.

If anyone knows a way to fix it or trouble shoot please post. Thanks!

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27 Jan 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

It could be a lot of hidden system files. Have you had the machine long?

I would suggest that you clean all but the latest restore point and see how much of an impact that makes.

Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Cleanup (Right-click - > Run as Administrator)

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27 Jan 2011   #3
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi,

It could be a lot of hidden system files. Have you had the machine long?

I would suggest that you clean all but the latest restore point and see how much of an impact that makes.

Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Cleanup (Right-click - > Run as Administrator)

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I've had the machine for almost 3-4 years.
It had vista on it then i upgraded to windows 7.
I am doing the clean and so far it took away a lot. It is still going to I will edit this post when its done!
Thank you, Jesse

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27 Jan 2011   #4
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 
Confused Windows Explorer?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post

It could be a lot of hidden system files. Have you had the machine long?
The winsxs folder could be confusing Windows Explorer also.

Don't delete winsxs though.

There are a few threads about winsxs:
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