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Windows 7: Free space in Windows partition

04 Jan 2011   #1
crynowbv

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Free space in Windows partition

Hi everyone,


First of all excuse my future mistakes and if I posted in wrong forum section. Secondly, I currently have 836 MB free in Windows particion, C:, which overall has 24.4 GB. The problem is that when i select all folders and files from C: and i check properties to view size of them, all together have 13.4 GB. So I am missing 8GB from partition.
Other strange thing is that, for example,when i woke up i had 1.06GB free in C:, and now (after ~30 mins) I refreshed to check free space again, and I have only 836 MB. So what happened? How is possible that?

I have to mention that backup files are stored in E:. I have no ideea what is happening here. Where are my 8GB and most important how is possible to have different amount of size in same particion without installing/uninstalling any program.


crynowbv,


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04 Jan 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crynowbv View Post
Hi everyone,


First of all excuse my future mistakes and if I posted in wrong forum section. Secondly, I currently have 836 MB free in Windows particion, C:, which overall has 24.4 GB. The problem is that when i select all folders and files from C: and i check properties to view size of them, all together have 13.4 GB. So I am missing 8GB from partition.
Other strange thing is that, for example,when i woke up i had 1.06GB free in C:, and now (after ~30 mins) I refreshed to check free space again, and I have only 836 MB. So what happened? How is possible that?

I have to mention that backup files are stored in E:. I have no ideea what is happening here. Where are my 8GB and most important how is possible to have different amount of size in same particion without installing/uninstalling any program.


crynowbv,
It could be:
A restore point or backup
Index
Page file or hibernate file (which grow in size)
Or hidden files and folders.

25 gigs is a very small partition for win 7 especially if you have media or are 64bits

Me current win 7 Partition is 40 gigs and I have no media on that partitions, and am 32 bits.


Ken J
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04 Jan 2011   #3
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crynowbv View Post
Hi everyone,


First of all excuse my future mistakes and if I posted in wrong forum section. Secondly, I currently have 836 MB free in Windows particion, C:, which overall has 24.4 GB. The problem is that when i select all folders and files from C: and i check properties to view size of them, all together have 13.4 GB. So I am missing 8GB from partition.
Other strange thing is that, for example,when i woke up i had 1.06GB free in C:, and now (after ~30 mins) I refreshed to check free space again, and I have only 836 MB. So what happened? How is possible that?

I have to mention that backup files are stored in E:. I have no ideea what is happening here. Where are my 8GB and most important how is possible to have different amount of size in same particion without installing/uninstalling any program.


crynowbv,
In addition, The part in red could be due to high amount of write activities by the running programs.
Use Piriform - Download CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva, Speccy - Millions of users worldwide!ccleaner/download to delete unnecessary/junk files.
Also, have a look at the tutorials below:
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
Disk Cleanup : Extended

Disk Usage info tool- WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

Also, run a full scan with Malwarebytes
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04 Jan 2011   #4
crynowbv

Win 7
 
 

Problem solved. Seems i had over 11 GB of junk files (omg). Thank you both.


crynowbv,
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04 Jan 2011   #5
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Very Well. Do remember cleaning up those junk/temporary files regularly.
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