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Windows 7: Defrag made my hard drive actually lose space?


21 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Some defraggers do include disk cleanup options. Defraggler empties the recycle bin for sure, so maybe you had stuff in there.

As mickey stated, defraggers dont affect size of free space unless they include cleanup options.


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21 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

A VSS Compatible defragmentation should help reduce the creation of restore points.
For example Diskeeper: Diskeeper Blog | DK'08 Feature Spotlight - VSS Compatibility Mode
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21 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rishone View Post
Clear out your old restore points

right click the drive -> Disk Cleanup -> More option -> Delete Restore points. - This will erase all your restore points except the last one.

Thank you!
That brought my hard drive back up to 87 free gigs!
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22 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3
 
 

It's probably the restore point like they're saying. Even if you don't solve your problem; losing 4GB of space is better than not being able to save a large file because there isn't enough contiguous room on your HDD or having horrible seek times because your files are fragmented and strewn all throughout your HDD.

EDIT: Oh cool you solved it, all the better!
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11 Feb 2010   #15

 
 

Same thing happened to me with Defraggler! But I went from 120GB of free space to 24 GB!! I deleted latest restore point (shadow copies) and it freed up 40 GB.. but i'm still down 80 GB.... so that sucks. Any ideas as to where the 80 gbs went? Should I just delete all my restore points and create a new one?
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17 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dragotron View Post
Same thing happened to me with Defraggler! But I went from 120GB of free space to 24 GB!! I deleted latest restore point (shadow copies) and it freed up 40 GB.. but i'm still down 80 GB.... so that sucks. Any ideas as to where the 80 gbs went? Should I just delete all my restore points and create a new one?
I say, as long as everything is working properly, and you dont need to restore for any reason, delete all of the restore points, and then manually make a new one right after. Just name it the days date. for example "Restore Point 2/17/2010"

Thats what I did
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