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Windows 7: Missing Hard Drive Space After Using Windows 7 Disk Management Tool


04 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
SOLVED Missing Hard Drive Space After Using Windows 7

THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED.


I used windows 7 disk management tool to make a new partition.
It didn't work and I kept receiving an invalid parameters error.
I restarted my computer to find that my hard drive was partitioned.
I extended the drive back and rebooted.
Now in windows explorer I am at a loss of about 200 gb of space.
The space is apparently missing.
I will attach two pictures.
One of the Windows explorer and the other of a tool I used called partition wizard.

and here is partition wizard

Partition clearly shows that I have all the space I originally had, but windows explorer doesnt.
How can I fix this?
Thank you for everyone's time in advance.
All help and info will be greatly appreciated.

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04 Feb 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello xlad mate have a look see in DISKPART at the drive there - take the SD out first to stop it being listed.

In PW right click on the C: and > Explore see what there is listed too.
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04 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello ICit2lol I have removed my SD card. This is what I got when I checked DISKPART

When I went inside partition wizard and clicked explore, I got this.

As you can see here: I subtracted the amount of space that PW sees being used from what windows explorer says I am using and I am missing 255.82 GB of hard drive space.
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04 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

also before Partition wizard said my drives capacity was 831.4 now it says 509.8 gb? Is it shrinking?
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04 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Here is also my hard drive info with WINDIRSTAT
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04 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I found the culprit and solved my own problem.
I had defragmented my hard drive and found out the majority of the space was being taken up by my backup program Rollback Rx.
I defragmented my snapshots from my hard drive and i received all my hidden space back.
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04 Feb 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Explorer shows the correct number. Something is wrong with PW. Try the bootable CD version of PW.
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05 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I'm out of hand hit me beat me.
It doesn't matter what a 3rd party program sees just what Windows 7 sees. Windows 7 has to work with the used and unused space it sees.
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05 Feb 2013   #9

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xladieexo View Post
I found the culprit and solved my own problem.
I had defragmented my hard drive and found out the majority of the space was being taken up by my backup program Rollback Rx.
I defragmented my snapshots from my hard drive and i received all my hidden space back.
Glad it is fixed mate and by the way DISKPART you do through the command prompt

Start > type cmd > in the small window at the top of the Start up menu block > right click and run as admin > at the prompt - type DISKPART (upper or lower case) you will get a screen like mine you will see what I have listed with the various commands


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05 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

@ ICit2lol Thank you for the advice and your help. I will deff use the DISKPART for future reference. I hope this helps anyone going through the same problem.
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