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Windows 7: Need Help with Defragment


15 Jun 2011   #1

Window 7 Starter x32
 
 
Need Help with Defragment

Hello guys,I'm new of this forum.
My widow is x32bits,before I start defragment the HDD,the used space is 48.3GB.After I did the defragment,my HDD used space has increased,now used space is 63.3GB.

Anyone can help to solve my problem ?

Additional information,http://www.piriform.com/defraggler This is the software of defragment I used that I said it increase the used space.I did 3 times,everytime was increased my used space,never decrease it,but I used this software in my old window xp(Another CPU) PC was working correctly,

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16 Jun 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkSlay3r View Post
Hello guys,I'm new of this forum.
My widow is x32bits,before I start defragment the HDD,the used space is 48.3GB.After I did the defragment,my HDD used space has increased,now used space is 63.3GB.

Anyone can help to solve my problem ?

Additional information,Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download This is the software of defragment I used that I said it increase the used space.I did 3 times,everytime was increased my used space,never decrease it,but I used this software in my old window xp(Another CPU) PC was working correctly,
First win 7 doesnt need defraging.

You can use treesize pro (free trial) to find where the extra space is being used and if safe delete it.
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16 Jun 2011   #3

Window 7 Starter x32
 
 

Alright,I downloading and try to use it after done
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16 Jun 2011   #4

Window 7 Starter x32
 
 

Well,it was software for I search the file and giving the information of HDD stored.
I'm looking for a software which can decrease the used space of HDD to the lowest quality.

I wanna ask,run a disk check on your hard disk. (My Computer -> right click drive -> tools -> error checking)
It able to decrease the used space?
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16 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkSlay3r View Post
Hello guys,I'm new of this forum.
My widow is x32bits,before I start defragment the HDD,the used space is 48.3GB.After I did the defragment,my HDD used space has increased,now used space is 63.3GB.

Anyone can help to solve my problem ?

Additional information,Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download This is the software of defragment I used that I said it increase the used space.I did 3 times,everytime was increased my used space,never decrease it,but I used this software in my old window xp(Another CPU) PC was working correctly,


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
First win 7 doesnt need defraging.

Since when?

Windows 7 can become fragmented (and does) using a HDD just like prior Windows OS'es. Why there's still a Disk Defragmenter included in Win 7. If it didn't Microsoft wouldn't have left the default Defrag in there.

Only time you don't ever defrag is when your system is on a SSD.



@DarkSlay3r

Defrag isn't supposed to decrease space really, just consolidate the already existing files.

Might check out some of the options here if you're worried about drive space.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
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16 Jun 2011   #6

Window 7 Starter x32
 
 

Before I start defragment,the used space was 48GB only,why the used space increased till 63GB ?

And I'm going to try the solution you gave
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16 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkSlay3r View Post
why the used space increased till 63GB ?


Probably because of shadow copies/system restore points.

You can clean up old shadow copies/restore points. All that's in that tutorial I posted for you up above. Option 2, 11, 19.

Be sure to read the tutorials and the warnings in them carefully though.


But here's the direct tutorials for that -

Shadow Copies - Delete
System Protection Restore Points - Delete
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16 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkSlay3r View Post
Well,it was software for I search the file and giving the information of HDD stored.
I'm looking for a software which can decrease the used space of HDD to the lowest quality.

I wanna ask,run a disk check on your hard disk. (My Computer -> right click drive -> tools -> error checking)
It able to decrease the used space?
No. Disk check does not help you decrease or regain disk space. It is meant to repair your disk for bad sectors etc, nothing to do with disk space.
Disk defrag will not help you regain /decrease disk space either. It is meant to improve your computer performance by defragging fragmented files.....to speed things up.

Personally, I backup everything to an external hard drive, including files I created, programs I installed.
So far I used only 42 GB out of 581 GB, and that has been so for over a month.
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16 Jun 2011   #9

Window 7 Starter x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkSlay3r View Post
why the used space increased till 63GB ?


Probably because of shadow copies/system restore points.

You can clean up old shadow copies/restore points. All that's in that tutorial I posted for you up above. Option 2, 11, 19.

Be sure to read the tutorials and the warnings in them carefully though.


But here's the direct tutorials for that -

Shadow Copies - Delete
System Protection Restore Points - Delete
If I deleted restore point,it will cause any negative affect to the HDD or something bad ?
I read the topic you gave,
WARNING: This will delete all restore points (system settings)
Can tell me 1 of example of system setting ?The meaning of system setting is Application or .dll
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16 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Won't hurt anything no, but you'll only have the last restore point to fall back on if you need to revert your system back in the meantime. So that's up to you or not.

Get the space back on the drive and possibly need to restore your system back to an earlier date and won't have a restore point from a month ago or so, or keep all the restore points and deal with the decrease in your hard drive space.

Once you delete the restore points, it will keep the last point, then from that time on it will start to make new restore points over time again and you'll see a decrease in drive space from it.


That's why you need to read all the warning in the tutorial before you do it.



Option three in the system protection restore points tutorial tells you that you can use CCleaner to delete individual restore points. So if you use that, you could just get rid of some of them, and keep more than one restore point if you wanted.
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