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Windows 7: lost space on hard after defrag


28 Oct 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Did you run antivirus and download and scan with malwarebytes. Full scan and updated?
Found some problems, i fixed them but still, no sign of getting any bit back


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28 Oct 2010   #12

Win 7
 
 

This is the problem!

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/1930/81053676.png

How do i delete (resize) SYSTEM IMAGE? It has 42gb for God sake ;O
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28 Oct 2010   #13

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Backup User and System Files - Delete Backups
Create System Image - Enable or Disable
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ackup-settings

In addition to the information that I have provided above
Go to desktop computer icon, right click
properties
system protection
configure
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28 Oct 2010   #14

Win 7
 
 

I have deleted all the backups (about 14 GB),turned off create system image, but still, my image has 28.20 GB left, and i can't see any folder or have any idea where are they.


Anyway, thanks for helping me so far richc46 you've helped me alot.


If i make another backup and try to delete after would work? ( I ask because i don't want to loose some more space ) ( I mean once I delete the backup that i will make, i'll get my GB back or not)

I appologize for my English but is not my native language, I try to do my best.
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28 Oct 2010   #15

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You may have those back ups in a separate partition. Deleting them is only half the battle, reduce the partition size, too.
Use Windirstat or some other software to see just what makes up your drive.
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28 Oct 2010   #16

Win 7
 
 

I will try.

And by the way, Happy Birthday!
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28 Oct 2010   #17

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TY, this is getting exciting even the new members know. Im having a double blast. They are celebrating in Vista, too.
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28 Oct 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I dont know if this works for 7 but i know i used this method on vista it was a pain in the you know what my space was being eattin worst then pac-man eatting the ghosts let me know if this does you any justice Is Vista Eating Up Your Hard Drive Space? | Live Slick


HAPPY BIG BIRTHDAY RICHC46 MAY YOU HAVE THE GREATEST OF DAYS ON YOU'RE SPECIAL DAY
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28 Oct 2010   #19

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Thanks for the birthday wish, truly appreciated.

Now back to business, I found this which should help
System Restore - disk space - Vista Forums
Works the same in Windows 7
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28 Oct 2010   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@Richc46 I think that link i posted is the same thing it describes a shadow drive or ghost drive that it stores system files on as well


To check how much space is being used, go to command prompt with administrator privileges:
  1. Click Start - All Programs - Accessories. Right click on ‘Command Prompt’ and click ‘Run as Administrator’.
  2. Type the following in the command prompt:vssadmin list shadowstorage The results shown will be similar to this: Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 2.702 GB
    Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 2.933 GB
    Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 5 GB
  3. If you feel like Vista is taking up too much space, then use this command to lower it:vssadmin resize shadowstorage /On=[Drive Letter]: /For=[Drive Letter]: /Maxsize=[space]For example, I executed this command to lower it to 2GB: vssadmin resize shadowstorage /On=C: /For=C: /Maxsize=2GB
This saved me more than 10 gigabytes, which I can use to store more essential files on the
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