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Windows 7: 256G SSD full - 157G "unknown"

25 Feb 2012   #1
captainminibar

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
256G SSD full - 157G "unknown"

Sony Vaio twin 128G SSDs. All of a sudden it's full. Ran WinDirStat and it shows 157G as "unknown File."

Called Sony help, they said it was a software problem. Called MS help, paid them $99 and they ran tests. Could not figure it out so they refunded he 99 bucks.

Any ideas???

CM


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26 Feb 2012   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums captainminibar. Try the free Space Sniffer and see if it can identify the used space. A Guy
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26 Feb 2012   #3
dsk04

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

you may want to use ccleaner after you install it use the included file to add mote directory's to the scan

i just updated the reg file tonight, it freed an extra gig more fore me


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26 Feb 2012   #4
captainminibar

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Downloaded, installed and ran SpaceSnifter. Neat program, similar to WinDirStat.

Initially showed 65 gig being used (Win7, Page File, My files). That's about correct.

Read the manual and it says to enter CTL-U for unknown files and up pops 154.4Gb as:

"Unknown (not yet scanned) space."

What's next???

CM
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27 Feb 2012   #5
dsk04

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

unknown would be space inside the sub folders in the directory
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