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Windows 7: low disk space after recovery


11 Jun 2010   #1

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low disk space after recovery

Hi everyone,

my first time, so I hope I'm on the right part of the forum.

I had to recover my system following an overnight system crash - don't really know what happened. Following my windows 7 re-install I started getting messages about low disk space. Looking at my disk space I have this:

Recovery(C 20Mb free of 14.6Gb - nearly all of this is taken by windows

OS(D 243GB free of 284Gb - I have some downloads on there but also another copy of Windows 7

Essentially my C drive, which seems to be far too small is full with Windows 7 and becoming constantly full. My D drive has all the capacity I need but isn't much use in day to day running

Any suggestions, please? If anybody can help and needs more info then I'll try to get it asap

Thank You

Clive


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11 Jun 2010   #2

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Welcome Clive

You may be able to free space by deleting the shadow copies.

My computer>right clikc on c drive>properrties>disc clean up, be sure to check the box including system files, lower left. Do it twice. Do it once more without the box checked. Total 3 times. I have found when there is a lot to remove it may take more than on try.

If you turn off your system restore then turn it back o, you will lose all your restore points, but you will regain all that space.
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11 Jun 2010   #3

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Thanks richc,

I'm not too literate on these things - what are the shadow copies? is the c drive copy a shadow? I thought that it was kept on the c drive.
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11 Jun 2010   #4

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I have provided the information, look at my post.
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11 Jun 2010   #5

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So you have, sorry.
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11 Jun 2010   #6

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I've done that and re-started just for good measure and now have 325MB free so thanks!

Should my C drive really have only 14.6 GB and be nearly filled with Windows 7 though? This seems to be a long term issue with this set up.

When I re-start by the way I get the Boot-Manager screen which offers me Windows 7 twice, which also seems wrong

Thanks for your help so far

Clive
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11 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Clive, quick question for you, which copy of windows is your sister using (C or D?). and which drive is all her stuff on?
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11 Jun 2010   #8

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You have to free up some of the space on D and give it to C. You are using just about the right amount of space for Windows 7, so we cannot increase the available space there.
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11 Jun 2010   #9

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Severed solo - I Think it's the C drive that's using Windows - it's that drive that is filling up, but my C drive is labelled recovery and my D drive OS. I am, to be honest, confused by this

RichC - How do I do this please? freeing from D and giving to C would solve everything!
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11 Jun 2010   #10

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Read Barman's post. It may be difficult and you may want someone to help

Partition management
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