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Windows 7: OS Drive doesn't shows correct storage details


17 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
OS Drive doesn't shows correct storage details

Hey Guys,

I have a very strange problem.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate on my new pc. I have a dedicated 60GB SSD for the operating system.

When i open Windows Explorer, it show that i have "11.4GB free of 55.7GB". If i right click on the drive and go to 'properties' it shows the same info..."Used Space: 44.3GB"

Now here's my problem...

I checked EVERY folder on the drive (including hidden files) but they always add up to 20.2GB...even when i'm in the root directory, I "select all" and press "alt-enter" for properties, it also adds up to 20.4GB (size on disk)!!

WHAT THA? What's going on? (see screen shots)

Thanks!




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17 Jan 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Did you also tally up the hidden files? Some classic examples might include:

hiberfile.sys
pagefile.sys

This can be very large and easily account for a large part of the "missing" 20GB.

Regards,
Golden
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17 Jan 2012   #3

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Restore points as well will gobble up a fair amount of that space...
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17 Jan 2012   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Try this out to see if you can get a better idea of your space hogs:

WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
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17 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Guys,

I got rid of all restore points...save the latest...and yes, i did tally up the hidden files! (I went to folder options and selected 'show hidden files' before i went through the dir's).
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