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Windows 7: Windows Drive(C:) shows Low disk space error while its not actually

03 Apr 2012   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You could try a system restore back a week or so.


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03 Apr 2012   #12
thomas15v

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Its ma by thumb to ask.
  • how many space you have reserved for pagefile? (Virtual RAM memory)
  • Is there an antivirus installed (its be possible that a virus has copied all your folders again and again, and hided him with secured windows files)
  • have you try to download a large file with a torrent client (This problem happen when your client is set pre-allocate disk space on)
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03 Apr 2012   #13
dhru2010

Windows 7
 
 

@thomas15v I am using torrent and may be it happened because of it...so how can I check it and solve it?
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03 Apr 2012   #14
thomas15v

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

  • Remove unfinished downloads
  • untick
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03 Apr 2012   #15
dhru2010

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thomas15v View Post
  • Remove unfinished downloads
  • untick
I already have removed unfinished download it means there were no unfinished download in my torrent before you indicate and also option you already show is already untick. Let me know if still another way if you have.

Thanks
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03 Apr 2012   #16
thomas15v

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Untick this and give us a screen shot of your harddisk.
srr it is in dutch.
  • secured operating system files
  • hided files and folders
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03 Apr 2012   #17
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't know if it will help but you could install WinDirStat and see if anything stands out.
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03 Apr 2012   #18
dhru2010

Windows 7
 
 

@thomas15v ok here is the screenshot...sorry if I've selected wrong options because I don't understand dutch.
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03 Apr 2012   #19
thomas15v

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

untick hide secured operating system files and tick show hided folder. And give me a screen of that. I think that a virus has copied your files and hided them on this way.

normaly windows wil give a message if you untick this, press yes.
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03 Apr 2012   #20
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

you can try WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics as Duzzy suggested or you can use TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs to find out which folder is using how much space.
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