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Windows 7: 80 GB of HDD space gone

10 Feb 2010   #11
Issith

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Gaz: No, i don't have a .old file
@Seekermeister: I've not yet downloaded and installed the O&O. I'll try it tomorrow
@omegatron: I was already using CCleaner
@alphanumeric: unfortunately the disk management didn't show me a hidden partition.
@Jonathan_King: I tried WinDirStat this is what i ended up with; it still says I'm only using 81.1 GB (the language is dutch: "<bestanden>" means "files") Edit: I also see now that the WinDirStat only reads 91GB




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10 Feb 2010   #12
PoPPeR

XP Vista 7
 
 

do you have a back up software? i know some computer manufacturer have back up software built in. then they back up your files and it's hidden, and it won't show even if you can for hidden files. the only way you can delete these files is to open the back up software and view/delete older backups.
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10 Feb 2010   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check the system restore area.

Right click on Computer, Properties, System Protection, Highlight C and click on Configure. You will see how much space is being used.
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10 Feb 2010   #14
Issith

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@pparks1: thank you for telling me.

It says current usage(i just translated it (Huidig gebruik)) :65.03 GB
Max use: 67.99 GB

so 81GB + 67.99 ~ 147 GB

oh God i feel so stupid.

I guess if i delete all the previous files and set the usage to about 20 GB instead of 68GB I will probably regain 48GB
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10 Feb 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Issith View Post
oh God i feel so stupid.
Nah...they don't exactly put it right there in front of you. At least in Windows 7, there is a GUI to figure this out. In Vista, you had to run a command-line tool...which tons of people didn't know about.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Issith View Post
I guess if i delete all the previous files and set the usage to about 20 GB instead of 68GB I will probably regain 48GB
Yes, that is correct.
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11 Feb 2010   #16
Issith

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for all the help. My problem is solved now.

I guess you can close this now.
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