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Windows 7: Hiden files, recycle bins and so on where did my space go?

08 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Proffesional x64
Hiden files, recycle bins and so on where did my space go?


Here is the little problem I have.

I select all files on my partition - right click -properties I have 660gb of data
I right click on drive - properties - I have 690gb of data

How can I get those 30 gb back ?

Also if I do indexing and sompression of HDD I see that he is stuck on some files in d:/%recycle.bin and so on...

Same today with windows, I have ssd 240gb, I isnstall windows I have 148 left... I disable hibernation and other paging tweaks and I'm left with max 180gb... if I right click on C I have around 15-20gb worth of programs... where does my 50¬ gb go ?

Thanks, bye.

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08 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

First, you need to show protected operating system files so you can see everything.
Control Panel, Folder Options, View tab.

Then install Treesize Free , it will show you exactly where the space is being used.
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08 Sep 2012   #3
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

I also like the free SpaceSniffer

A Guy
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09 Sep 2012   #4

Win7 Home Premium 64 bit

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but isn't some of that used space for MBR & the page file?
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09 Sep 2012   #5

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

check your recycle bin settings, right click on your recycle bin and select properties. Then you can change tne amount of recycle bin dedicated space.
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