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Windows 7: Where Are All My Gigs?


05 Feb 2011   #1

 
 
Where Are All My Gigs?

Strange,I check almost every Folder, But I cannot find all those missing Gigs, even have System Restore Turn off to make sure.......See Screenshots
No System .iso made for Adv. Recovery,see Screenshots.








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05 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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05 Feb 2011   #3

 
 

I already check every Folder,Not sure what is hidden,with somany Gigs!?
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05 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xptowindows7 View Post
I already check every Folder,Not sure what is hidden,with somany Gigs!?
Did you read that tutorial?
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05 Feb 2011   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Can you do a screen snip of Disk Management ?

Start Computer Management Disk Management


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05 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

According to your screenshot, you have more than enough free space on the drive (254GB), so I'm going to assume that you have a 320GB hard disk, and are concerned about why the system is only showing 254GB free of 298GB?

There are various explanations, but the most common is because drive manufacturers count drive capacities in decimal units of 1000MB (1GB), but Windows (and every other OS in existance) uses binary units of 1024MB (1GB), and this is where the imbalance comes from.

What also affects total reported capacity are various houskeeping allocations on the hard disk, such as partition tables, boot records, file systems, etc.

The following table shows what my own hard disks are reportng:
Manufacturer CapacityActual Capacity
80GB74.4GB
120GB111GB
250GB232GB
320GB298GB
1TB932GB
1.5TB1.36GB

You shouldn't be too concerned over this, as this is perfectly normal.
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05 Feb 2011   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

On Factory install, you will have hidden partitions


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05 Feb 2011   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Can you do a screen snip of Disk Management ?

Start Computer Management Disk Management

Here u g, Thanks..

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05 Feb 2011   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
On Factory install, you will have hidden partitions
Are u kiddin?....40 gigs missing, I checked thru' some My document and Downloads,maybe like 7 gigs of misc.stuff....BTW,is a Custom PC,so NO Factory crap... installed..
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05 Feb 2011   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
According to your screenshot, you have more than enough free space on the drive (254GB), so I'm going to assume that you have a 320GB hard disk, and are concerned about why the system is only showing 254GB free of 298GB?

There are various explanations, but the most common is because drive manufacturers count drive capacities in decimal units of 1000MB (1GB), but Windows (and every other OS in existance) uses binary units of 1024MB (1GB), and this is where the imbalance comes from.

What also affects total reported capacity are various houskeeping allocations on the hard disk, such as partition tables, boot records, file systems, etc.

The following table shows what my own hard disks are reportng:
Manufacturer CapacityActual Capacity
80GB74.4GB
120GB111GB
250GB232GB
320GB298GB
1TB932GB
1.5TB1.36GB
You shouldn't be too concerned over this, as this is perfectly normal.

Yes, it is a 320 gigs listed,so according to your xplanation here,which I am aware of, I should be "actually" getting around >>298 gigs, but that does not xplain the 40 + missing Gigs?

I can understand a couple of gigs for Windows 7 and programs,but 40 gigs?
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