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Windows 7: Used Memory in disk is 630 GB but check only 27.2 gb of files exists


11 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Used Memory in disk is 630 GB but check only 27.2 gb of files exists

Sorry for the bad title . just a newbie here I only have 27.2 GB of file on my hard drive but it show 630GB occupy.I have checked show hidden files and show system operating file but can't find the cause. Can any one Help?



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11 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It could be that you have alot of shadow copies on your HDD.

Shadow Copy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Try clearing your shadow copy(s);

Right click on your hard drive and click properties. Click Disk Cleanup then click “clean up system files”. Now click on the more options tab then under System Restore and Shadow Copies click “clean up”

EDIT:
Just found this,

Shadow Copies - Delete
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11 Sep 2011   #3

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Or Windows Backups. Those folders don't show any memory.
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11 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Correct, no memory shown there. This may help and won't hurt.
Disk Cleanup : Extended
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11 Sep 2011   #5

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This program may give you some idea. WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
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11 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi All,

I tried shadow copy it didn't work but the prompt command state that maxinum space allocate for shadow copy is 220gb .This is puzzling when I only have 107gb free space.thank you for your replies
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11 Sep 2011   #7

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The recommended space for shadow copies is 10% of the disk size.
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16 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I still can't find any free space after deleting shadow copies
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16 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Check your shadow storage settings from the command line.

Vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=10GB
Reduces shadow storage to specified amount

Vssadmin List ShadowStorage
Lists maximum storage allocated for restore points

Vssadmin List Shadows
Lists all restore points already written

Vssadmin List Allocated
Lists used storage to date
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16 Sep 2011   #10

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Turn off indexing on that partition...run disk cleanup...and re-boot.
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 Used Memory in disk is 630 GB but check only 27.2 gb of files exists




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