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Windows 7: How am I missing 35 GB?

04 Mar 2010   #1
winsev

Windows 7-RC
 
 
How am I missing 35 GB?

Windows says I have "238 GB free of 298 GB", but I only can account for at the most 25 GB used in the C: drive.
I did a clean install of Windows 7, cleared the disk space, deleted the windows.old folder, fragmented the hard drive, and deleted that Recovery partition that I didn't need anymore.


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04 Mar 2010   #2
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Did you delete Windows.old from your Disc Cleanup Utility?
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04 Mar 2010   #3
winsev

Windows 7-RC
 
 

yeah, I think that's what I did. It looked like it cleared up a lot. something like 30 GB from the old version of Windows. is there some kind of error doing it that way?
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04 Mar 2010   #4
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Go into Disc cleanup and click on the "System Files" tab. Then check all your boxes. See if that makes a difference.


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04 Mar 2010   #5
winsev

Windows 7-RC
 
 

thank you, I forgot about deleting the shadow copies from the disk cleanup.
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04 Mar 2010   #6
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

You're Welcome. Glad everything is sorted for you.
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04 Mar 2010   #7
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I am glad that you fixed that.
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