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Windows 7: Low disk space on Factory Image D:

08 May 2011   #11
Shife

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

''Also what kind of machine is it ?'' built by my self using ASUS 89GTD PRO/USB3 mobo. And the Recovery folder is empty actually :S, and yes i tried to do a backup before but had to little space.

Also a screenshot of my disc management, ignore CoD would you.. And of what happens when I try to open the SupahComputah file. The SupahComputah is roughly translated to as a Safety Copy (Säkerhetskopian), though looking at properties for SupahComputah it says it's 0 bytes. I am puzzled by all of this :O, note that I have the option 'Show hidden files/folders' on.




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08 May 2011   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

VLC will associate itself with .bin files, if you let it - that's why the icon is there. Not a problem.

Try showing protected operating system files ( it's in folder options )
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08 May 2011   #13
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

When you built your rig, did you use a old HD from a OEM manufacturer's PC. (like Dell)
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08 May 2011   #14
Shife

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Oh yes, Theog, it is a HD from a Dell OEM computer actually
SIW2, I'll try that.
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08 May 2011   #15
Shife

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Here's the files in the Factory Image (D with showing protected OS files.


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08 May 2011   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks.

Would like to know what is inside the "Recovery" folder and boot folder.


You will be able to see the sizes then.
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08 May 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Type Disk Management in Start Search box, maximize it's window, take a Snip of the full drive map with listings showing all columns clearly.

Once you unhide System Files do you see all of the subfolders in the SupaComptah backup file which was incorrectly saved to the Recovery Partition? This alone may be what is clogging the partition, however post back the contents of the Recovery folder as requested.

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08 May 2011   #18
Shife

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

There you go


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08 May 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

Disk Mgmt?

What is the reason you've saved the Recovery Partition from another computer? Why not delete it to recover the disk space once we confirm it does not hold the Active System boot files?

Your Win7 Backup Image is best saved externally in case of HD failure, but you could also keep the partition to store the backup if needed.
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08 May 2011   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Greg,

In case you missed it - I asked to see inside those folders - curious to see how the oem have done it.

Thanks Shife.
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