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

05 Sep 2011   #51
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Was away for around 5 hours, no change. Still losing drive space rapidly. I've lost around 600MB since last night when I got rid of the hiberfil system file.


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05 Sep 2011   #52
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Found another forum thread pertaining to missing disk space. Someone with a 160GB SSD was missing almost 100GB free space. Determined it had something to do with Windows Media Player art cache. Once deleted it freed up about 78GB.

Losing freespace on SSD X25-M 160GB G2
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05 Sep 2011   #53
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Found another forum thread pertaining to missing disk space. Someone with a 160GB SSD was missing almost 100GB free space. Determined it had something to do with Windows Media Player art cache. Once deleted it freed up about 78GB.

Losing freespace on SSD X25-M 160GB G2
Thanks for digging that up for me. Unfortunately, that's not the culprit. No folder exists.

Reading through, the OP in that thread caught it through Treesize file. My case is bizarre because all 3rd party programs AREN'T detecting all this missing space.

Since my last post 3 hours ago, I've lost an additional 100MB.
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05 Sep 2011   #54
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Sorry if I may have missed it, but have you run a disk check on the drive?
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05 Sep 2011   #55
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Sorry if I may have missed it, but have you run a disk check on the drive?
Have not, but just did. Everything came out fine.
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06 Sep 2011   #56
marsmimar

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You've done a lot of research so perhaps you've already seen this posting. Someone wanted to install Crysis 2 on his SSD. He needed 9GB free space and was surprised it had only 3GB free. He found out his winsxs folder was 9GB. (Yours is 6.2GB according to one of your screenshots.) Here's how he reclaimed disk space:

How to Maximize Space on your SSD Hard Drive - XDude's Knowledge Emporium

Since I'm not an expert in anything, I don't know if this is your problem, or one of perhaps several contributing factors, or if it has absolutely nothing at all to do with what you're experiencing. Just throwing this out for your consideration and, hopefully, some comments and thoughts from other forum members.
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06 Sep 2011   #57
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
You've done a lot of research so perhaps you've already seen this posting. Someone wanted to install Crysis 2 on his SSD. He needed 9GB free space and was surprised it had only 3GB free. He found out his winsxs folder was 9GB. (Yours is 6.2GB according to one of your screenshots.) Here's how he reclaimed disk space:

How to Maximize Space on your SSD Hard Drive - XDude's Knowledge Emporium

Since I'm not an expert in anything, I don't know if this is your problem, or one of perhaps several contributing factors, or if it has absolutely nothing at all to do with what you're experiencing. Just throwing this out for your consideration and, hopefully, some comments and thoughts from other forum members.
Thank you. I will look in to this, though this addresses a different a issue. However, this will possibly give my drive a little more life.

In the interest of keeping this pointed in the right direction and to help steer wandering minds of other gurus that may just be tuning in to this growing thread, I'll refresh:

My root issue is that my drive space is constantly disappearing and we have no idea where it's going. As time goes on, there is unaccounted used disk space that is growing in size and eating away at my drive's capacity. This unaccounted disk space isn't appearing in any physical file or folder that any of these 3rd party programs are picking up.

As my screenshots from previous pages show, there is around 14-15GB of space that is mysteriously missing somewhere and this number keeps growing.

Again, I really appreciate all the help and time everyone has given!

PS, another 100MB has disappeared. This is close to almost a full GB since last night-- just vanished.
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06 Sep 2011   #58
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SNsCPU View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
You've done a lot of research so perhaps you've already seen this posting. Someone wanted to install Crysis 2 on his SSD. He needed 9GB free space and was surprised it had only 3GB free. He found out his winsxs folder was 9GB. (Yours is 6.2GB according to one of your screenshots.) Here's how he reclaimed disk space:

How to Maximize Space on your SSD Hard Drive - XDude's Knowledge Emporium

Since I'm not an expert in anything, I don't know if this is your problem, or one of perhaps several contributing factors, or if it has absolutely nothing at all to do with what you're experiencing. Just throwing this out for your consideration and, hopefully, some comments and thoughts from other forum members.
Thank you. I will look in to this, though this addresses a different a issue. My root issue is that my drive space is constantly disappearing and we have no idea where it's going. As time goes on, there is unaccounted disk space that is growing in size and eating away at my drive's capacity. This unaccounted disk space isn't appearing in any physical file or folder that any of these 3rd party programs are picking up.
Sorry if I was mistaken. I got the impression that the winsxs folder constantly increases over time with new files. Like I keep saying, I'm not an expert in anything.
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06 Sep 2011   #59
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SNsCPU View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
You've done a lot of research so perhaps you've already seen this posting. Someone wanted to install Crysis 2 on his SSD. He needed 9GB free space and was surprised it had only 3GB free. He found out his winsxs folder was 9GB. (Yours is 6.2GB according to one of your screenshots.) Here's how he reclaimed disk space:

How to Maximize Space on your SSD Hard Drive - XDude's Knowledge Emporium

Since I'm not an expert in anything, I don't know if this is your problem, or one of perhaps several contributing factors, or if it has absolutely nothing at all to do with what you're experiencing. Just throwing this out for your consideration and, hopefully, some comments and thoughts from other forum members.
Thank you. I will look in to this, though this addresses a different a issue. My root issue is that my drive space is constantly disappearing and we have no idea where it's going. As time goes on, there is unaccounted disk space that is growing in size and eating away at my drive's capacity. This unaccounted disk space isn't appearing in any physical file or folder that any of these 3rd party programs are picking up.
Sorry if I was mistaken. I got the impression that the winsxs folder constantly increases over time with new files. Like I keep saying, I'm not an expert in anything.
No worries! I know this thread is getting long so it's going to be hard to catch up with everything. I appreciate the insight! Believe me, I'm sure you're a million steps ahead of me on the road to being an "expert".

A general notation:

If this was a system file, hidden file, or folder related issue, we would see this from all the disk storage readers we've been using. Instead, what these programs are showing is that my files and folders are remaining static in size while my free space is magically disappearing into the abyss.
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06 Sep 2011   #60
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I'm not sure if this is a solution to the problem, but perhaps it can help you monitor what is going on:

Download, install and try this FREE version of SSDLife. Screenshots on the wepage suggest it can monitor the read/write daily, so perhaps this might help you track down the issue.

Regards,
Golden


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