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Windows 7: I have Lost 52GB from my hard drive how can i get it back

13 May 2011   #1
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 
I have Lost 52GB from my hard drive how can i get it back

I have Lost 52GB from my hard drive how can i get it back. The reason for it was that i made 2 backups of my computer to my documents with Acronis true image 1 was sector by sector and 1 wasn't, I then cut and pasted them into my external hard drive, so i thought the computer would automatically regain the space. I have tried Ccleaner windows own Defrager and pargon Hard disc defrager and I have still not gained the 52GB I lost any ideas welcome.
Thank you in advance.


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13 May 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Defragmenting won't be any good to you in this scenario as all it does is rearrange the files on your hard drive so that you can access them quicker.

I realise it's of no help to you now, but the backups should have been pointed to your external hard drive, not your internal drive, and certainly not to your system partition.
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13 May 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why do you not just delete the images from Documents. Maybe you have to Take Ownership first.
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13 May 2011   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try using disc space fan to see what is using up the 52 Gb and you can delete it from dsf also
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13 May 2011   #5
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Why do you not just delete the images from Documents. Maybe you have to Take Ownership first.
The images are deleted


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13 May 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You should be able to delete the partition, and then create a new one in the resultant unallocated space.

Go back into Disk Management, right-click the offending partition and choose the Delete option then right-click again and choose the New option (selecting Quick Format will prepare the partition for use).
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13 May 2011   #7
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
You should be able to delete the partition, and then create a new one in the resultant unallocated space.

Go back into Disk Management, right-click the offending partition and choose the Delete option then right-click again and choose the New option (selecting Quick Format will prepare the partition for use).
This means me lossing all my programs correct, basically doing a reinstall. I have never backed up before so see the images I have created on my external hard drive will it install all my programs with the serial numbers included, or do i have to insert the serial numbers and programs myself mate.
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13 May 2011   #8
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
try using disc space fan to see what is using up the 52 Gb and you can delete it from dsf also
Disk Space Fan - Manage disk space with art
will try that mate thank you
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13 May 2011   #9
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

If I've understood you correctly...

I'd try putting the images back where they were (with original file names if you changed these) and then delete/remove them via Acronis? I've not used Acronis myself though other solutions allow you to mange previous backups/images, and or delete older ones given your settings therein? You might need to run another backup to the NEW location, and or change settings, to achieve this???
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13 May 2011   #10
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OakenG View Post
If I've understood you correctly...

I'd try putting the images back where they were (with original file names if you changed these) and then delete/remove them via Acronis? I've not used Acronis myself though other solutions allow you to mange previous backups/images, and or delete older ones given your settings therein? You might need to run another backup to the NEW location, and or change settings, to achieve this???
Well i don't really know myself as i am new to backing up never done ever before. I backed up to my documents then i cut and pasted them into external hard drive, is that the same as deleting them?
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