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Windows 7: 80 GB of HDD space gone

10 Feb 2010   #1
Issith

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
80 GB of HDD space gone

Hi,

I'm having an issue with my C disk space. I scanned every folder in my C disk even the hidden one's and it ended at 71,4 GB. However my computer says I used 147 GB.

I have upgraded from vista to 7 recently, but that's not the problem because I had the space loss with vista too. When I used this computer for the first time there was some space loss too, is it something the manufacturer used for restoring files?

How can I regain the lost space? and if i can't... knowing what causes it, is good also.

Thank you in advance.



(I'm new to the forum so i didn't know where exactly to put this)


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10 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Did you include the back up; system restore, system image and back up and restore?
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10 Feb 2010   #3
Issith

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I probably forgot those (mainly because i don't know how to get them).
But I really doubt that those files take up 80 GB of space
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10 Feb 2010   #4
Tinkerdog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Don't forget shadow copies of all changed fiiles.....
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10 Feb 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Issith View Post
I probably forgot those (mainly because i don't know how to get them).
But I really doubt that those files take up 80 GB of space
Plus this discrepency

Where has my missing hard drive space gone? | Technology | guardian.co.uk
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10 Feb 2010   #6
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 
missing gig

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Issith View Post
Hi,

I'm having an issue with my C disk space. I scanned every folder in my C disk even the hidden one's and it ended at 71,4 GB. However my computer says I used 147 GB.

I have upgraded from vista to 7 recently, but that's not the problem because I had the space loss with vista too. When I used this computer for the first time there was some space loss too, is it something the manufacturer used for restoring files?

How can I regain the lost space? and if i can't... knowing what causes it, is good also.

Thank you in advance.



(I'm new to the forum so i didn't know where exactly to put this)
Do you have a folder called windows.old??????
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10 Feb 2010   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Do you have a defragger that permits you to visually monitor it's functions? The reason that I ask is because when I had a bad harddrive, it showed a lot of fragmentation that shouldn't have been, and this fragmentation consumed all of what should have been freespace.

If you don't have such a fragger, I would recommend downloading and installing O&O. It's not free but does have a trial period that would permit you to use it in this fashion.
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10 Feb 2010   #8
omegatron

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Try this program... CCleaner - Home
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10 Feb 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here, try this program to map your hard drive usage: WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
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10 Feb 2010   #10
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Disk management may show you the hidden recovery partition. If you are sure you don't want it and will never use it you should be able to delete it and reallocate the space in there. Run disk cleanup and it will show you the space system restore etc is taking up and will let you free it up.
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