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Windows 7: SSD space is disappearing. Troublshooted almost everything already.

04 Sep 2011   #21
A Guy

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OK, 2 things to try, you can undo them if they don't uncover something.

Click to Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives, and unclick To Show Protected Operating System Files

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Now what do the Sniffers show?

A Guy


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04 Sep 2011   #22
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
OK, 2 things to try, you can undo them if they don't uncover something.

Click to Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives, and unclick To Show Protected Operating System Files

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Now what do the Sniffers show?

A Guy
I believe these disk storage programs take in to account all hidden and system files already regardless if they are hidden.

Anywho, I showed hidden folders as well as system files and the programs show the same things.
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04 Sep 2011   #23
A Guy

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I believe windows does, but was unsure of the 3rd party programs. As I don't have hibernation turned on, I couldn't confirm. The hiberfil.sys and Recycler files are the most likely suspect for losing space. I'd suggest turning off hibernation to see if that makes the difference, once again, you can always turn it back on with no ill affects.

Hibernate - Enable or Disable

Sorry if it seems I am jumping you through hoops, but if the usual things don't work, it is a real puzzler.

A Guy

P.S. Does space sniffer show the hiberfil.sys file? Perhaps a full screen shot of just SS would be helpful.
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04 Sep 2011   #24
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I believe windows does, but was unsure of the 3rd party programs. As I don't have hibernation turned on, I couldn't confirm. The hiberfil.sys and Recycler files are the most likely suspect for losing space. I'd suggest turning off hibernation to see if that makes the difference, once again, you can always turn it back on with no ill affects.

Hibernate - Enable or Disable

Sorry if it seems I am jumping you through hoops, but if the usual things don't work, it is a real puzzler.

A Guy

P.S. Does space sniffer show the hiberfil.sys file? Perhaps a full screen shot of just SS would be helpful.
Yes, Treesize File, Windirstat, and Sniffer all show the pagefile and hiberfil system files. You can actually "see" it in my SS from my previous post. For Treesize File and Windirstat, the system files are listed under "Files" and the large blue boxes you see on Sniffer behind these two programs are the pagefile and hiberfil system files.

Hibernation on my computer was already set to OFF as the default setting of my power plan setting. However, Hybrid Sleep was set to ON though and I turned that setting OFF.

No worries, I really appreciate all the help you've been providing! This is just very frustrating as all of these computer gurus haven't been able to figure out what's going on. It really is a puzzler! One of them just gave up and suggested I call the manufacturer to see if this is a known issue for this particular SSD. My google search didn't really find anything though.
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04 Sep 2011   #25
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I have asked the Gurus for more eyes. If Hibernation is disabled, there should be no hiberfil.sys file. Unless there is a backup program writing files that are somehow hidden from windows, it is a puzzle. Hang in there, someone else with new ideas will be along. I'm not abandoning you

A Guy

P.S. Would still like to see a full windows shot of Space Sniffer only
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04 Sep 2011   #26
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I have asked the Gurus for more eyes. If Hibernation is disabled, there should be no hiberfil.sys file. Unless there is a backup program writing files that are somehow hidden from windows, it is a puzzle. Hang in there, someone else with new ideas will be along. I'm not abandoning you

A Guy
In the aforementioned link you gave me in your previous post regarding "enabling/disabling hibernation", there is an option to DISABLE hibernation which removes the hiberfil file completely OR simply turning hibernation off. I simply have it turned off as you specified in your post, NOT disabled.

I really appreciate the help from you and those you are seeking help from!

Edit: didn't catch your edit, I'll def post a SS for you.

Edit x2: Here are the SS's. The first SS is WIHTOUT free space being shown and the 2nd SS is WITH the free space being shown.



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04 Sep 2011   #27
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You could disable hibernation, which would remove the hiberfil.sys file. But I suspect that will just lower the amount of used space reported, and not increase the free space, based on your current information. Might be worth a try though, as you can re-enable it and it will recreate the file. A Guy
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04 Sep 2011   #28
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

when you disabled hibernation did you restart your system to stop the hibernation ?
if not try that and it should be gone..

scrooge
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04 Sep 2011   #29
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
You could disable hibernation, which would remove the hiberfil.sys file. But I suspect that will just lower the amount of used space reported, and not increase the free space, based on your current information. Might be worth a try though, as you can re-enable it and it will recreate the file. A Guy
I've disabled hibernation, thus removing the hiberfil system file. This INCREASED my FREE space available and DECREASED my USED space according to Sniffer.

Again, these two numbers added together from Sniffer equal 44.6GB-- the same as before; this is clearly not the total capacity of my drive. I imagine this gave me a little more life, but over time my free space will continue to disappear!
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04 Sep 2011   #30
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

As I suspected, it only showed the difference of the hibernation file, not explain the difference in total space. You don't have any backup programs running do you? Any kind of recovery, backup?

A Guy

P.S. Thanks for the screen shots, very helpful to confirm there is some hidden space missing somehow, and increasing in size.
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