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Windows 7: SSD Issues with Windows Install? Drive Space wrong?

26 Jun 2014   #1
Duake

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
SSD Issues with Windows Install? Drive Space wrong?

Hi everyone.

I did a new install of Windows yesterday and installed only what I really needed. The SSD is 120GB, but is 111GB for obvious reasons. Well, I almost ran out of space yesterday and I have no idea out.

If I highlight all of my folders on the drive and check the properties it states that 37.6GB is being used in them. WHen I go to My Computer, the drive states that only 33.4GB is available. There is 40GB that is being used, but not being shown anywhere. How would a new install and all folders being about 40GB somehow double what's being used? What would I look into to see what's going on? Thanks in advance!


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26 Jun 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Hmmm.....20 gigs of RAM.

That implies a 20 gig hibernation file if I recall correctly.

Do you use hibernation?
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26 Jun 2014   #3
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

I use spacesniffer , free and you can see where the space is being used .. Has worked many times for me ..
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26 Jun 2014   #4
Duake

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I usually use Sleep for my desktop and hibernate for my laptop.

I'll check out spacesniffer and see what I find.
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26 Jun 2014   #5
Duake

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Found out there is a 20GB pagefile and a 15GB hibernation file...

Is the Pagefile supposed to be that big? I will probably have to move it to a different drive. How do I get rid of the hibernation file?
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26 Jun 2014   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

hibernation:

Hibernate - Enable or Disable

I think Windows adjusts the page file based on the amount of RAM you have. You can easily change it to something like 1 gig minimum and 2 gig max.
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26 Jun 2014   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Might be an idea to read this before editing the Page File:
Understanding the Windows Pagefile and Why You Shouldn't Disable It
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26 Jun 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. A 2GB of pagefile is ample for your system
2. Run this command to get rid of the hiberfile: powercfg -h off
3. Check the allocated size of your shadowstorage. The command is: vssadmin list shadowstorage
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26 Jun 2014   #9
Duake

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, I put the pagefile on another drive, but also let my ssd have a 1-2GB one as well. Turned off hibernation as well. Doing these got my lost space back! Thanks again guys. Really glad I asked here!
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26 Jun 2014   #10
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Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duake View Post
Well, I put the pagefile on another drive, but also let my ssd have a 1-2GB one as well. Turned off hibernation as well. Doing these got my lost space back! Thanks again guys. Really glad I asked here!
that spacesniffer program helps big time freeing up space . Glad to help .
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