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Windows 7: HDD missing 50gb help

06 Feb 2010   #1
XGamer

windows 7 home prem 32 bit
 
 
HDD missing 50gb help

Can some 1 plz help
i have a 250gb hdd and 28gb is for recovery (visable in my computer) then windows is 10gb and my acount is 86gb and there is 76gb free
so all to gether im missing about 50gb


plz help me


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06 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Could you please post a screenshot of your Disk Management window please?

I suspect it is just missing a letter, that's all. Right-click on the 50GB partition in disk management and click Assign drive letter.

~JK
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06 Feb 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Open an elevated cmd and type vssadmin list shadowstorage. That will show you the amount thy system has grabbed for restore points. Look for the number after allocated. This is the only way to make that part of the disk visible - you see that no place else. Here is how to deal with elevated cmd:

How to run Command Prompt (cmd)

Cmd needs to be run in elevated mode (as administrator). We want to avoid the need to set it to elevated mode every time we use it. Therefore we will make a permanent setting. These are the steps:

Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right click on Command Prompt and go to Properties
Click on Advanced and check the box that says Run as Administrator
OK> Apply>OK (do not forget the Apply-else it will not be set)

From now on, cmd will always run in elevated mode. I also suggest to make a shortcut of cmd. In Accessories, right click again and either Send to Desktop or Pin to Start Menu or Pin to Taskbar.
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07 Feb 2010   #4
XGamer

windows 7 home prem 32 bit
 
 

hey thanks for the reply but i was not allowed acess to the thing in cmd so i posted a screenshot hope the help


btw i can't see the 50gb anywhere so i cant assign a drive letter


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07 Feb 2010   #5
XGamer

windows 7 home prem 32 bit
 
 

this is for jk disk management and my computer


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07 Feb 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

222.33 + 10.55 = 232.88

Take a look here:

Hard Drive Capacity Calculator - Epowermac


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07 Feb 2010   #7
XGamer

windows 7 home prem 32 bit
 
 

thanks that helped but its quite unfair that we pay for more and get less but i suppose thats life
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07 Feb 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer View Post
hey thanks for the reply but i was not allowed acess to the thing in cmd so i posted a screenshot hope the help


btw i can't see the 50gb anywhere so i cant assign a drive letter

1. You did not run cmd in elevated mode. You apparently did not follow my instructions. If you do, it will work.
2. There is no drive letter to be assigned. The 50GB (if it is the assigned shadowstorage) are part of C.
3. Plus have a look of what Theog posted. The 50GB missing is probably only 40GB because of the binary versus decimal counting.
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07 Feb 2010   #9
XGamer

windows 7 home prem 32 bit
 
 

but this still means there still 30gb missing

any more suggestion will great
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07 Feb 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer View Post
thanks that helped but its quite unfair that we pay for more and get less but i suppose thats life

Not so - 100GB in decimal and 93GB in binary are the same thing. They are both 100 billion bytes. It is just another currency because 1KB is 1000 bytes in decimal and 1024 bytes in binary.
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