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Windows 7: C-Partition gets bigger and bigger

19 Jan 2011   #11
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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Hi black dot welcome to 7 forums most of all windows programs will make temp logs and files you can always do a cleaning once in a while also space will be gained on c if you are useing restore points or shadow storage you can also limit shadow storage so it wont eat the drive

but typically your encoder or set up is made to temp or make log files after each encoding or burning of a file it would be a good idea to pay attention to the installer next time some of those features you can prevent just a little heads up for next time hope this works for you
So many words for zero punctuation. well, I generally do pay attention to installations. In the matter of virtualdub, there is no installation at all, as you download the whole program as a zip and place it where you want it.
LOL you want help or you trying to teach a class

Oh, yeah you were able to read it enough said


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19 Jan 2011   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Hi black dot welcome to 7 forums most of all windows programs will make temp logs and files you can always do a cleaning once in a while also space will be gained on c if you are useing restore points or shadow storage you can also limit shadow storage so it wont eat the drive

but typically your encoder or set up is made to temp or make log files after each encoding or burning of a file it would be a good idea to pay attention to the installer next time some of those features you can prevent just a little heads up for next time hope this works for you
I was about to mention the same thing, because I am in the process of finishing encoding several hundred videos, and I haven't noticed any growth in C: at all. Even if an encoder is installed on C:, some of them have the ability to set the path to their working folder, which can be located elsewhere.
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19 Jan 2011   #13
blackdot

desktop: win7 professional x86, laptop: win7 prof. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
LOL you want help or you trying to teach a class

Oh, yeah you were able to read it enough said
hey, beside my first sentence, i did answer your posting quite politely .

anyway, as i said, neither can I find any option in virtualdub to change any paths, nor is there an installation, where i could choose something.

But next time, i'll try watching which folders are changing on C.
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19 Jan 2011   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackdot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
LOL you want help or you trying to teach a class

Oh, yeah you were able to read it enough said
hey, beside my first sentence, i did answer your posting quite politely .

anyway, as i said, neither can I find any option in virtualdub to change any paths, nor is there an installation, where i could choose something.

But next time, i'll try watching which folders are changing on C.

The most common c: drive eater is shadow storage or system restore
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19 Jan 2011   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Open an elevated command prompt and type (or paste) vssadmin list shadowstorage Look for Allocated. That's what it is currently used. Maximum is what it will ultimately use for restore points.
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19 Jan 2011   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm surprised no one mentioned this, well SolarStarShines touched on it - anyway your restore points can eat storage space as the save points grow, but you can restrict how much space is being used by changing the amount of space used.....

Right click Computer, Properties, in the left pane click System Protection, click Configure.... and click the slider bar to change how much to use. Personally I wouldn't turn it off as you may need to restore something but that's up to you.

C-Partition gets bigger and bigger-configure-rp-space.jpg

Good luck


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19 Jan 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I'm surprised no one mentioned this, well SolarStarShines touched on it - anyway your restore points can eat storage space as the save points grow, but you can restrict how much space is being used by changing the amount of space used.....

Right click Computer, Properties, in the left pane click System Protection, click Configure.... and click the slider bar to change how much to use. Personally I wouldn't turn it off as you may need to restore something but that's up to you.

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Good luck
I am usually not recommending to reduce the shadowstorage - unless the disk is on a real squeeze. The more restore points you have, the better it is - also for recovering lost data with Shadow Explorer. For that, "old" restore points are often very handy.

I reduce the shadowstorage with this command - e.g. when I want to set it to 20GBs.

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=20GB

Note though that you lose your current restore points (except the most recent one) with that operation.
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19 Jan 2011   #18
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I'm surprised no one mentioned this, well SolarStarShines touched on it - anyway your restore points can eat storage space as the save points grow, but you can restrict how much space is being used by changing the amount of space used.....

Right click Computer, Properties, in the left pane click System Protection, click Configure.... and click the slider bar to change how much to use. Personally I wouldn't turn it off as you may need to restore something but that's up to you.

Attachment 133124

Good luck
I am usually not recommending to reduce the shadowstorage - unless the disk is on a real squeeze. The more restore points you have, the better it is - also for recovering lost data with Shadow Explorer. For that, "old" restore points are often very handy.

I reduce the shadowstorage with this command - e.g. when I want to set it to 20GBs.

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=20GB

Note though that you lose your current restore points with that operation.
That is kinda why i didn't want to admit how to do it i actually could post a link on this here ya go Is Vista Eating Up Your Hard Drive Space? | Live Slick you can read more about this and understand what it really means
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19 Jan 2011   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The advantage of old shadow copies does not extend to those shown as ghosts in the Device Manager, they simply occupy space. If you select "Show Hidden Devices" in the View tab of the Device Manager, then to to Storage Volumes Shadow Copies and uninstall the ghosted shadow copies, leaving the non-ghosted ones, you can save some space, and it will help organize the volume when defragging.
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19 Jan 2011   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
The advantage of old shadow copies does not extend to those shown as ghosts in the Device Manager, they simply occupy space. If you select "Show Hidden Devices" in the View tab of the Device Manager, then to to Storage Volumes Shadow Copies and uninstall the ghosted shadow copies, leaving the non-ghosted ones, you can save some space, and it will help organize the volume when defragging.
Are you sure those ghosted copies take up any space at all?
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