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Windows 7: Disk Drive Reporting as full

31 Aug 2018   #1
jrisebo

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Disk Drive Reporting as full

My disk drive is reporting as full. Checking it with WinDirStat, I have about 200G free. How do I get windows to realize its wrong?


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31 Aug 2018   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

When a hard drive reports as full it will almost always be correct. On the other hand, the results reported by programs such as WinDirStat are at best only an approximation. For a large number of reasons the numbers shown can be off by a wide margin. With large modern operating systems this is impossible to avoid.

You really are out of disk space. Others can best advise on how to deal with this.
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31 Aug 2018   #3
jrisebo

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
When a hard drive reports as full it will almost always be correct. On the other hand, the results reported by programs such as WinDirStat are at best only an approximation. For a large number of reasons the numbers shown can be off by a wide margin. With large modern operating systems this is impossible to avoid.

You really are out of disk space. Others can best advise on how to deal with this.

I dont agree. I moved about 100G of files off the hard drive yesterday. Still no change in what its reporting.
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31 Aug 2018   #4
Paul Black

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

Hi jrisebo,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jrisebo View Post
I moved about 100G of files off the hard drive yesterday. Still no change in what its reporting.
When you say you moved the files, did you cut and paste them?
Have you restarted your computer since doing the move yesterday?
Have you tried running Disk Cleanup?

I hope this helps!
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31 Aug 2018   #5
jrisebo

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Some were cut and paste, some were deleted.

Ran chkdsk
Empty recycle bin
Rebooted
Ran disk cleanup
Still no space
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31 Aug 2018   #6
Paul Black

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

Hi jrisebo,

Have you tried defragmenting to see if that makes a difference? I really can't understand why there has been no change in the free disk space. I assume that you have checked that the moved items are no longer there?

I hope this helps!
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31 Aug 2018   #7
jrisebo

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, I have confirmed. Just deleted a 27 gig I tunes folder, still no change.



CHKDSK Found some errors, and also reported that I had about 150Gigs free. When restarted, still showing full.



Think its a malware or something I guess.



My disk is a SSD drive, says not to defrag?
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31 Aug 2018   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Check with more than one prog. Check with Disk Analyser Pro.
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Windows Disk Management

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MiniTool Partition Wizard

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Disk Analyser Pro: Free for Personal use Disk Analyzer Pro - Hard Disk Space Usage Analyzer And Manager

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31 Aug 2018   #9
jrisebo

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yea something is screwy. Windows says its a 476GB allocation. other shows it at 203GB. When I delete something, it then reports the new size. Gotta Love Microsoft. See attached.


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31 Aug 2018   #10
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Running Defrag will show you approx. what percentage of free space you have, by its graphic display. That should give you the most accurate estimate of how much free space is on the drive.
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