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Windows 7: I have Lost 52GB from my hard drive how can i get it back

13 May 2011   #11
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

I'm going on the assumption they may have been locked, protected, or something similar, by Acronis. If when you cut and paste them you did not change anything, and they are not showing in the original location. Try cut and pasting them to back the original location and then see if you can remove them with Acronis?


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13 May 2011   #12
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OakenG View Post
I'm going on the assumption they may have been locked, protected, or something similar, by Acronis. If when you cut and paste them you did not change anything, and they are not showing in the original location. Try cut and pasting them to back the original location and then see if you can remove them with Acronis?
cheers mate never knew that I thought that was the same as deleting. I am knew to Acronis as well will have a look to see if there is an option to delete them, there is an option to wipe your hard drive completely don't know why on earth they would give you that option to render your hard drive useless. What is the easiest back up program to use.
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13 May 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Are you really sure what is taking the space. An inventory with WinDirStat may clarify that. In addition I would clarify the status of the shadowstorage. The Cmd command is vssadmin list shadowstorage. Look for Allocated.
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13 May 2011   #14
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Are you really sure what is taking the space. An inventory with WinDirStat may clarify that. In addition I would clarify the status of the shadowstorage. The Cmd command is vssadmin list shadowstorage. Look for Allocated.
Yes definately mate
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13 May 2011   #15
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Are you really sure what is taking the space. An inventory with WinDirStat may clarify that. In addition I would clarify the status of the shadowstorage. The Cmd command is vssadmin list shadowstorage. Look for Allocated.
Yes definately mate
CMD prompt box just blinking and disappearing allocated is 1% 2.963GB
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13 May 2011   #16
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
What is the easiest back up program to use.
Before you think about which program I'd suggest you figure out an actual strategy that suits you, first.

Use the site search for "backup strategy" and/or similar and have a read up. Which will likely then lead you to one or more of the tutorials for individual programs.

Once you know what you want to do I'm sure folk will help you fine tune anything...
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13 May 2011   #17
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

i am now down to 99GB out of 250GB don't know what i am doing going to post in software section
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13 May 2011   #18
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Acronis True Image Guide here: Acronis Manuals, True Image 2011 User Guides, Tutorials

Cutting and pasting is moving files from one location, copying and pasting is creating a copy and deleting removes them.
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13 May 2011   #19
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Before you start deleteing anything i would make sure the image you created will go back in, because when you cut and paste an image from one place to another it may not reinstall. Just my 2 cents
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14 May 2011   #20
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Acronis True Image Guide here: Acronis Manuals, True Image 2011 User Guides, Tutorials

Cutting and pasting is moving files from one location, copying and pasting is creating a copy and deleting removes them.
Thanks mate didn't have a clue i thought cutting was moving and deleting them. Thanks for the manuals/tutorials as well mate much appreciated.
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