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Windows 7: Backing up my computer using too much space


21 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Backing up my computer using too much space

I got an external drive, a 750 GB drive. The actual capacity of the drive is 698 GB. I have 678 Free. I only have one internal hard drive, with an actual capacity of 687 GB, and I have used 178 GB of my C drive. I have a 12 GB or so Recovery partition. Anyway, When I use widows backup to backup my computer, the backup size is 283.5 GB, which about 100 more GB than is taken on my drive? Why is this?



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21 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you creating a Full System Image in the backup?
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22 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes I am
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22 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try using Wirdirstat to see where the space is going.
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