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Windows 7: Missing 30-40Gb from SSD?

07 Apr 2015   #1
Joux

W7 x64
 
 
Missing 30-40Gb from SSD?

Hello, I'm running low on space on my SSD (20gb left apparently), so I decided to tally up what I have and see what I can drop. I quickly noticed that it wasn't adding up - with hidden folders, I'm using using about 42gb of my 110 gb ssd (103 gb in actuality). Looking into it some more, I checked things like shadowstorage, but only 1Gb is allocated to that. So there's still ~35 GB missing. Anything I can do to fix this? I found this System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage already and that didn't help.

Thanks!


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07 Apr 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Run Treesize Free. It will show you where the disk space if being used. Make sure Folder Options, View, Show hidden files, folders and drives is selected.
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07 Apr 2015   #3
Joux

W7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Run Treesize Free. It will show you where the disk space if being used. Make sure Folder Options, View, Show hidden files, folders and drives is selected.
Thank you for that program. The missing 30gb is in Windows. Is there any way to cut this down a bit without breaking anything?
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07 Apr 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For starters you can get rid of the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off. Then you can reduce the pagefile to 2GB. Then you have to tell us what other BIG files you have.

You should also check the shadowstorage. The command is: vssadmin list shadowstorage

My 60GB SSD with a 4 year old windows 7 and a gezillion programs has 25GB of free space.
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07 Apr 2015   #5
Joux

W7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
For starters you can get rid of the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off. Then you can reduce the pagefile to 2GB. Then you have to tell us what other BIG files you have.

You should also check the shadowstorage. The command is: vssadmin list shadowstorage

My 60GB SSD with a 4 year old windows 7 and a gezillion programs has 25GB of free space.
The other big files are:
-winsxs at 11.4gb
-Installer at 7.7gb
-System 32 at 5 GB


The rest are all at or under 1 GB. Shadowstorage has only been allocated 1 GB with a max of 1.5GB. getting rid of hiberfile did help, thanks
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07 Apr 2015   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You could try running Disk Cleanup from the start search box and say yes when it asks you if you want to clean system files.
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07 Apr 2015   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Those 3 files you need. Don't touch them. Do what I posted above and let's hear what that yielded. You should also run the CCleaner. Make sure you check all temp files that apply.
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07 Apr 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Pagefile
Hyberfile
System Restore

they all take up space
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07 Apr 2015   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Try using WizTree free, i think it's better at finding "missing space".
They have a portable zip download available, no install needed.

Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
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