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Windows 7: Free space suddenly vanishing

15 Dec 2011   #21
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That's usually a very bad decision unless it's a short-term situation where you are really in a jam for space.
Not always. I disable system restore right away on all of my systems, and all the ones I support. It has never worked for me when I've tried...only giving me false hope and wasting time that could be spent getting right to the issue and solving it. At one point, the major AV companies used to recommend disabling it completely because malware could hide there and reinfect systems. Maybe that has changed, but there's still no reason (for me) to leave system restore enabled.

Now, for the record, I do not tell others on here to disable it. I wouldn't try talking anyone out of using it. For my own personal experience, it's a complete waste of time and space....but the emphasis is on personal.


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15 Dec 2011   #22
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have found the system restore function unreliable and don't use the function at all. I rely on system images.
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15 Dec 2011   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I have found the system restore function unreliable and don't use the function at all. I rely on system images.
+1, absolutely true. I just tried a system restore on my wife's laptop. Vssadmin showed that I have 11 restore points. But the restore wizard shows only 2.
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17 Dec 2011   #24
Ktor

Windows 7
 
 

Hey guys!
I have exactly the same problem. Space on my C drive was low and I used to get the "low disc space" warning. I deleted some games, stuff I don't need and made about 10GB of free space. Day by day after, I instaled nothing, but had less and less space, and now I'm down to 500MB of free space!!! I have no idea what is going on...???
Btw, I have a 100GB C drive
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17 Dec 2011   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ktor View Post
Hey guys!
I have exactly the same problem. Space on my C drive was low and I used to get the "low disc space" warning. I deleted some games, stuff I don't need and made about 10GB of free space. Day by day after, I instaled nothing, but had less and less space, and now I'm down to 500MB of free space!!! I have no idea what is going on...???
Btw, I have a 100GB C drive
Did you check your shadowstorage. Run this cmd command

vssadmin list shadowstorage

Look for Allocated.
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17 Dec 2011   #26
Ktor

Windows 7
 
 



Here, so what do I do now?
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17 Dec 2011   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, this is only 6GBs. I would keep that. There must be another culprit. Run WinDirStat. That will tell you where the rest of the space went. In the meantime you can run CCleaner to get rid of all those temporary files.
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17 Dec 2011   #28
Ktor

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, I'll do that, hope it helps. Thanks for such quick help!
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05 Feb 2012   #29
Kumaranil1918

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

This suddenly happened again i had around 4gb of free space in my C drive but 2day mng i noticed dat only 471mb of free space is left in my C drive.. Pls help me....
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05 May 2012   #30
Kumaranil1918

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

Tank u all for ur help & support in solving my problems.I reinstalled my windows 7 PE 32-bit on 14.04.12.
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