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Windows 7: Hard disc space

26 Mar 2018   #1
Oilman5678

Windows 7
 
 
Hard disc space

Can anyone please help me with a problem that's driving me nuts.
I am running Windows 7 on a 1 TB hard drive.
The total size of files/programmes on the hard drive is 497GB. But, I only have 41.9 GB free???
I have run WinDirStat, & it shows an "unknown" space of 434 GB. This section is a yellow colour, & does not show any files. I cannot alter it or delete it, so how can I recover this 434 GB.
I have run cc cleaner, disk defrag etc. but no joy.
I haven't got windows restore active as I use a programme called Rollback RX ,which allows me to revert back to an earlier save point.
I have run WinDirSat & also Treesize. I have attached the results.

https://imgur.com/a/SLEZ4

https://imgur.com/a/2Ew0r

Can anyone please help me?
Regards
Dave


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26 Mar 2018   #2
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management?
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26 Mar 2018   #3
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Dave, welcome to sevenforums,

Run Disk Management...

Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

...and post the results here.

I hope this helps!
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26 Mar 2018   #4
Oilman5678

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for helping me. I have attached a screenshot below.
Dave


https://imgur.com/a/tsEHm
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26 Mar 2018   #5
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Dave,

Out of interest, why is the date created/modified showing as 14-July-2009?
Is your date and time correct on the computer?

I hope this helps!
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26 Mar 2018   #6
Oilman5678

Windows 7
 
 

Paul,
I hadn't noticed that, well spotted. Anyway, I can't answer your question. My hard drive was replaced by a new one about 4/5months ago, & Windows 7 was reinstalled on it. The current time/date on my computer is correct.
Dave
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26 Mar 2018   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please don't use external links to images. Use the paper clip (on quick reply window) - browse to the file - upload.
I can see almost an identical drive on disk 1.
Did you created an disk image and stored on drive C:?
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26 Mar 2018   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oilman5678 View Post
I have run WinDirStat, & it shows an "unknown" space of 434 GB.
WizTree can often show the files that WinDirStat lists as unknown.

Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
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27 Mar 2018   #9
Oilman5678

Windows 7
 
 

I have attached the Wintree file showing that approx.half of my hard drive capacity is missing(?)
I have also attached other results from WinDirStat etc.
Please, can anyone advise?
Dave


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Hard disc space-wintree-file.jpg   Hard disc space-screenprint-3.jpg   Hard disc space-screenprint-2.jpg   Hard disc space-screenprint.jpg  
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27 Mar 2018   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Run a check disk on drive C: (chkdsk c: /f). You may have cross links.
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