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Windows 7: HDD Space slowly depleting

02 Feb 2011   #1
D247

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
HDD Space slowly depleting

I am running Windows 7 Professional x64 and for the past few days I am noticing that my HDD space is slowly going down. Last night it was showing 222GB, then I did a restart and it was showing 217 (I didn't install anything). Since then it has dropped to 213GB, WTF is going on??


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02 Feb 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D247 View Post
I am running Windows 7 Professional x64 and for the past few days I am noticing that my HDD space is slowly going down. Last night it was showing 222GB, then I did a restart and it was showing 217 (I didn't install anything). Since then it has dropped to 213GB, WTF is going on??

An automatic backup/restore point perhaps
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03 Feb 2011   #3
D247

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well, it is still slowly going down. I uninstalled a few things and got it up to 225 last night, it is back to 220 GB now. Any help here would be appreciated.
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03 Feb 2011   #4
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Turn off system restore or automated backups.

If you want to see if system restore points are eating up the memory, go to the system properties system restore configuration menu and see how much it is using one day, then the next.

Are you using a third party defragmenter? Depending on which one and how it is configured that can cause the volume shadow copy to eat up hard disk space.
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03 Feb 2011   #5
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Also, if you have a system-managed paging file and hibernation enabled, this could also explain steady growth (and subsequent shrink) of hard drive space. I've been a fan of spacemonger for determining space usage in the past, so using that might be useful over the next week or two to see what you can see about what's changing over time.
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03 Feb 2011   #6
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Why don't you ask him what he is doing with the computer instead of giving him solutions to problems that he may not have, and may not solve his issue.
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03 Feb 2011   #7
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Why don't you ask him what he is doing with the computer instead of giving him solutions to problems that he may not have, and may not solve his issue.
Didn't I? There are many things you can do with a computer that aren't relevant
You help him then.
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03 Feb 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do the following: Open an elevated Command Prompt (run as admin) and paste this command in:

vsadmin list shadowstorage

The hit Enter. What numbers does it show on Allocated and Maximum - for the C partition ??
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