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Windows 7: HDD Space Disappearing

26 Jul 2010   #1
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 
HDD Space Disappearing

Hello All
I don't know what has or is happening I created a system Image using macrium reflect and then I noticed that my system image is showing more free space on my c drive than the computer shows in disc managment most of my data ia stored on external drive and bare minimum on my internal drive has anyone got any ideas as to what has or is happening as it would be much appreciated. Screen shots below.
Thank You
Bright Blessings




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26 Jul 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello BB.





I'm not sure this is the answer but when images are created they are compressed to a smaller footprint to save storage space.
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26 Jul 2010   #3
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello BB.





I'm not sure this is the answer but when images are created they are compressed to a smaller footprint to save storage space.
Hey there BFK
Thanks for quick reply
The thing is I just don't have 110 gig of stuff on my hard drive
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26 Jul 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

That is a strange one, how long a time between the install and the creation of the image?
Have you run malware scans on everything?
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26 Jul 2010   #5
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
That is a strange one, how long a time between the install and the creation of the image?
Have you run malware scans on everything?
Clean install about 3 weeks ago,scanned with malwarebytes,superantispyware,mse all clean also ran sfc and no issues.I'm stumped are you?
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26 Jul 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Pretty much stumped, keep checking back though as someone may have some ideas for you.
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26 Jul 2010   #7
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Pretty much stumped, keep checking back though as someone may have some ideas for you.
OkeyDokey
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26 Jul 2010   #8
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

Does what Disk Manager says you have as far as freespace match what you see when you look at the Properties of your drive in My Computer?

You could use a utility like Windirstat to analyze your disk usage and determine which files are using what space.
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26 Jul 2010   #9
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Does what Disk Manager says you have as far as freespace match what you see when you look at the Properties of your drive in My Computer?
Sure does


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26 Jul 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

BB,

Run Disk Cleanup.
WIN key | type Disk Cleanup |Enter key
Select to delete all restore points except for the very last one.


Download, install, run CCleaner.


Now how much free space on the drive?
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