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Windows 7: HDD Space (223gb) lost. help with it plz.

11 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
HDD Space (223gb) lost. help with it plz.

Hi, can some please help me with this i have 1tb HDD which shows only 931gb i partitioned it to drive C (110gb) and drive D (821gb). now the problem is drive D i selected all the files & folders along with hidden and system files and checked the size it says 598gb which should leave me free space of 223gb but the drive says i only have 31gb of free space. i checked the drive with WinDirStat it says 591gb used. can anyone tell me how to fix this problem and recover my huge wasted HDD space.

i am using windows 7 ultimate 646bit.

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11 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)

Can you please post a screenshot from DISKMGMT.MSC, full-screen and with the upper section columns spread so we can see the contents of each cell.

It's possible you have "system protection" enabled for that drive and with numerous restore points taken, which eats up the drive until you "clean house" and delete unwanted old restore points.

You can configure recovery on that drive to either (a) disable it completely, if it's not really needed for your situation, or (b) limit the percentage of the drive which is used for this functionality.

If you can post a screenshot from Windows Explorer showing the contents of that drive (including "hidden files") that would be very helpful.
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11 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

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11 Apr 2012   #4

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10

Far 777
dsperber say's it's an exessiv Restore Point and hi's right but if you have an imaging program scheduled to a daily basis maybe it's the culprit.
Good luck.
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11 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

what do you mean by imaging program. if you mean creating a system image than i have created a system image on my drive D but not scheduled. also don't have any third party program installed for it.
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11 Apr 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

There is no wrong that it is showing 931 GBs .

Manufacturer CapacityActual Capacity
Moreover, you should follow the instructions :

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
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