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Windows 7: Missing hard drive space


25 Jul 2010   #1

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Missing hard drive space

My D: drive should be 230GB. After installing less than 30GB it seems to be all most full. So I downloaded the program 'Folder Size' to check on my space. Which says that my disk is only 33GB in size. So I'm missing a small 200GB. How can I use that missing 200GB?



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25 Jul 2010   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Catabolism View Post
My D: drive should be 230GB. After installing less than 30GB it seems to be all most full. So I downloaded the program 'Folder Size' to check on my space. Which says that my disk is only 33GB in size. So I'm missing a small 200GB. How can I use that missing 200GB?

Hi Catabolism and welcome


Can you take a screenshot of your disk management console and upload it to us? Your system recognizes the true size of the drive but the 3rd party app does not.


Thanks

Jan
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25 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Here it is...


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28 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

I still can't seem to fix it...
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28 Jul 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suggest 2 actions:

1. Run WinDirStat. That will tell you exactly whats on your disk (but not the shadowstorage).
2. For the shadowstorage, go to Start > Computer > right click and go to Properties > System protection (in the left pane on top) > System protection tab > highlight the D drive > configure > and what is the number behind "current usage" in the second half of the window?
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29 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks! I've found it. WindowsImageBackup used most of the free disk space.
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29 Jul 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Great. I am glad it was that easy to fix.
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17 Jan 2012   #8

Windows7 Ultimate x64
 
 

how did you solve this? On my c: drive I have only 57gb of memory left over after formatting and upgrading to windows 7. Before this I had 250-300bg of space left and now I cant seem to fix the problem. Is there anything you guys can help me out with?
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17 Jan 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jzuleta1 View Post
how did you solve this? On my c: drive I have only 57gb of memory left over after formatting and upgrading to windows 7. Before this I had 250-300bg of space left and now I cant seem to fix the problem. Is there anything you guys can help me out with?
Do what I suggested in post #5 and then come back with the numbers or snips of the results.
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12 Jan 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Post a picture of your disk management. The missing space is probably unallocated.
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