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Windows 7: Missing space in C: how to recover ?


18 Jul 2010   #1

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Missing space in C: how to recover ?

Hi Folks,

I am finding my laptop's C drive showing as full whereas when i checked the reality is different.

Total Disk Size:-39 GB
Files stored :-19 GB
Disk usage as Full .

I have installed a utility call TREESIZE to check the exact usage filewise then also same results.

I have tried all options disk clean up etc ,but nothing much has benefited me.

Plz help me in knowing how to recover the missing 20 GB space.

Awaiting for quick revert !!!


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18 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

there is a option on windows that you have to type in cmmnd prompt this is called shadow storage this link should show you how

and also you might want to turn off system restore cause that eats up space too

Is Vista Eating Up Your Hard Drive Space? | Live Slick

when you go here follow to the letter you will gain atleast 10 gigs of space back
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18 Jul 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If you decide to take the advice of the prior poster, may I suggest that you delete the old restore points, but do make at least one new one. They are there for your protection in case of a problem. You could reduce the amount of space that the restore points are permitted to use.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

You may also want to look into shadow copies and backup and restore.
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18 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

well system restore for me is kinda useless i have backups and also the install disc im comfortable enough to just deal with it and do it over again never hurts to refresh equipment once in a while

but your point is valid cause not everyone has access to these iteams at a moments notice so i do agree with keeping a restore point and getting rid of previous one's it will help you maintain a better running system and you can basicly watch over the hard drive more deeply then before
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18 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Guys i have done both the above mentioned solutions after that i was able to get 3 GB of space only .

I am still unable to identify where is my 20 GB space missing .I am using Windows 7 OS professional edition.

I have attached the C: report also.

Pls help me !!!


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File Type: pdf c.pdf (20.5 KB, 65 views)
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18 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

you can also select clean the c drive select inexing files and such and delete those

have you went through the c drive and gotten rid of folders you dont use anymore hidden files like videos ? if you only got back 3 gigs then there is something on there taking it up or you have some downloaded contenet that needs to be deleted web content
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18 Jul 2010   #7

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18 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

well i do see you are only useing 16 gigs so that does pose a issue maybe you just need to format or start with a bigger drive cause a 40 gig drive is kinda small anyways especially as much space windows displays it's using
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18 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

I have already tried the Disk clean up/fragmenting option that you mean to say.

I have attached the report i generated from a utility can you view the pdf that i have attached hope it gives any idea ?

Moreover i keep all my downloaded content in D: and E: drives only program files ,drivers are kept in C: drive
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18 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Diskmgmt snapshot attached !!!


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