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Windows 7: HDD Lost Space


07 Sep 2011   #1

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 
HDD Lost Space

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Sony laptop, Win 7 HPrem, 32bit, 250GB


I have 194GB free of 223GB avail. Yesterday the computer showed 200GB free space, today back to 194GB ?

Please review above and tell me where I am losing space. I have not added nor deleted any programs / files

Thanks

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07 Sep 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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This article will help for both Vista and Seven.
It is most likely system restore points taking up space.
You can download and use windirstat to see what is taking the space on the hard drive
Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
http://windirstat.info/
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07 Sep 2011   #3

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

i think what you are seeing is the (pagefile) in action. unless you changed it the system manages the pagefile and may
use more disk space for it at times.


scrooge
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07 Sep 2011   #4

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

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This is eval by treesize if it gives you any more info.


Would restore points take 6GB of space ?


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07 Sep 2011   #5

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Tutorial can be used to view how much space is used as well as change space available
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
I am much more familiar with Windirstat.
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07 Sep 2011   #6

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

did you try the link from richc46's post ? i maybe a little of both the (pagefile and system restore). you can is how much
space system restore is using by going to Control Panel \system\advanced system settings. then look under system protection.then hilite the drive and click on configure...

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scrooge


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07 Sep 2011   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

It occurs sometimes when you does delete big files at one time (ex: 2x 4,5Gb or 9Gb)...and the system restore had at the same time save.

Could you try:

DISK CLEANUP

Or a

DISK CLEANUP: EXTENDED
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08 Sep 2011   #8

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

NoN - I think you are right about the cause. I deleted several large files 2 days ago and expected to see more free space.

I ran the extended disk cleanup but no change is yet noted in free space. I also did a restart. Might the free space be returned later ? Any other ideas ? Thanks !
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08 Sep 2011   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

You should use carefully CCleaner aswell to delete temp files.

Or try to create yourself a new Restore Point then re-run a simple disk clean-up to delete the previous restore point, should do the trick!

It will come again as it should normally. It is just Windows OS interpreting shiftly the amount of space available when big amount being deleted in one time.
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08 Sep 2011   #10

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

I do use CC Cleaner. I kinda hate to mess with the restore points unless absolutely necessary. Will the system correct itself without creating a new restore point ? Thanks !
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