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Windows 7: My Hard Drive has 44 gbs used up BUT hidden.....Images help please

25 Nov 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

i guess you found your 40GBs.


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25 Nov 2011   #12
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=D: /on=D: /maxsize=0MB
I did that. restarted and it's still the same. I even went to disk clean up and "deleted" the ghost and system restore files. Still the same. If anyone else has an idea that would be great.

I think i might end up doing is moving the files. deleting the windowsbackup folder (back ups always get corrupted when you move them). Since my pc is still acting out.
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25 Nov 2011   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Try vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=C: /on=D: /maxsize=0MB

Edit: the other thing is that it may have to be a minimum of 700MB or 900MB (not sure). You could try

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=D: /on=D: /maxsize=1000MB

or

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=C: /on=D: /maxsize=1000MB

Edit2: Ah, found it. maxsize must be at least 300MB; sorry, I should have seen that sooner.
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25 Nov 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

And then check with vssadmin list shadowstorage whether it did the trick. Also, instead of /maxsize=0GB put in /maxsize=300MB. I vaguely remember (from the Vista times) that 300MB was the minimum you had to specify.

I found the quote in cmd:" MaxSizeSpec must be 300MB or greater "
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25 Nov 2011   #15
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

ok i fixed it. I went into system protection. clicked on configure for d (even though it is set to off) and lowered it to 1%. and that worked. odd. thanks for all your guys time.
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