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Windows 7: HDD Lost Space

08 Sep 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Check your estore points (Shadowstorsge). Open an elevated Command Prompt (run as admin) and paste this command:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

Then hit Enter. The number you see behind Allocated is currently used for restore points. The Maximum will be ultimately used. The Used number is irrelevant in the context.


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08 Sep 2011   #12
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Yes it will when Windows will finish to shift the amount of space. I know it looks terrible to hear that!
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08 Sep 2011   #13
torre

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

whs- when I run the command, it states I must have elevated privileges ? How would I obtain ?
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08 Sep 2011   #14
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torre View Post
whs- when I run the command, it states I must have elevated privileges ? How would I obtain ?
You right click on cmd (in All Programs > Accessories) and click "run as admin".


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08 Sep 2011   #15
torre

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

Great ! Stats are: Used Shadow Space 6.35GB Allocated Shadow Space 6.861 GB Max Space Allocated 10GB

So what does that tell me ?

BTW, You guys are great !
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08 Sep 2011   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It tells you that 6.86GBs are now used for restore points and that the system will continue use space up to 10GBs. If you do not want to use that much space for restoe points, you can reduce the space for the shadowstorage (just let me know and I tell you how). But remember that each single restore point can use up to 1GB.
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08 Sep 2011   #17
torre

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

No problem. My concern was that I could not account for the space on my HDD after deletion of several large files.

I have plenty of space and an external HD for my needs, but thought I should have more free space.
Never imagined restore points took up so much space.

Again, you guys are super ! Thanks !
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08 Sep 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

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No problem. Any time.
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