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Windows 7: 500GB Drive Only Shows 258GB

02 Dec 2010   #11
gulfstreamtwo

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Here it is:




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02 Dec 2010   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

At this stage I cannot understand the discrepancy in Windows Explorer.
Someone else may come along with an answer.

If you relabel c: & reboot prob get exactly same thing.


PS: Check Quota settings on c:
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02 Dec 2010   #13
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

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The only thing I can think of is the above tutorial.

Option 2. Step #1 and #3. Worth looking at.

Just a guess if part of the HD is hidden in Windows would it not show or show properly in Properties?

What do you think MJF?

Mike
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02 Dec 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is probably stuffed with restore points. Run this command in elevated cmd

vssadmin list shadowstorage

Then tell me what it says for Allocated on C or paste the cmd result - that is the space currently reserved for restore points.
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02 Dec 2010   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

When I've cleaned up restore points it's just given me more free space. But????
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02 Dec 2010   #16
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah, in my experience as well system restore points just take up space, they don't limit the drive size... I am completely baffled by this. If you try to copy a larger amount of things to the drive than there is free space, does it tell you there is not enough space?
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02 Dec 2010   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
When I've cleaned up restore points it's just given me more free space. But????
Right, I was on the wrong track - sorry.
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02 Dec 2010   #18
gulfstreamtwo

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
At this stage I cannot understand the discrepancy in Windows Explorer.
Someone else may come along with an answer.

If you relabel c: & reboot prob get exactly same thing.


PS: Check Quota settings on c:
Renaming the C: drive has no effect.

Quota has never been on or used, but I checked anyway, in case it reset itself. It did not and there are no user quatas in effect.

Thanks for your effort.
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02 Dec 2010   #19
gulfstreamtwo

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It is probably stuffed with restore points. Run this command in elevated cmd

vssadmin list shadowstorage

Then tell me what it says for Allocated on C or paste the cmd result - that is the space currently reserved for restore points.
Thanks, already checked that and that's not the case. I use Windows Home server for backups and images.

Here's the screenshot as requested. As you can see, it's set for the minimum 1%.

Thanks for the effort.


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02 Dec 2010   #20
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya pal,

This might sound a bit daft but is there any chance you could take a pic (with your mobile phone etc.) of you bios (hdd settings) --- or you could just write them down and post the results maybe

This is just a random pic of someone's settings off the net but it basically shows what I mean ...

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