Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Where is my drive space? 125GB missing.

08 Feb 2010   #11
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeys breath View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RadioJoe View Post
That's probably your Windows System Reserved section.

Read more here: System Reserved 100 Mb
it is 125 gigabytes he is missing not 125 megabytes.

so the win7 64 drive is a 350 gig or more drive?
The Drive is 1TB, but partitioned into 200GB and 731GB.

i just figured out what you did. the first image in your first post is from you opening win7 64 and selecting all, so you only got the total space being used by your files in the partition. your second picture in your first post is from you rightclicking win7 64 directly and selecting properties. in short you are not missing any space. don't feel bad i have pulled this one myself.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 Feb 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Run WinDirStat (but only for C) as pparks suggested. That will show you the whole story. There is no problem with your shadowstorage - it is very small though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #13
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeys breath View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeys breath View Post

it is 125 gigabytes he is missing not 125 megabytes.

so the win7 64 drive is a 350 gig or more drive?
The Drive is 1TB, but partitioned into 200GB and 731GB.

i just figured out what you did. the first image in your first post is from you opening win7 64 and selecting all, so you only got the total space being used by your files in the partition. your second picture in your first post is from you rightclicking win7 64 directly and selecting properties. in short you are not missing any space. don't feel bad i have pulled this one myself.
I was missing space.
I installed WinDirStat (thanks for that app) and I had 122GB in Windows/Temp that wasn't showing up when bringing up the Windows folder properties.
I deleted 70GB of tmp files but there are 39GB that won't delete saying I don't have Permission, even though my account is an Administrator.

They are a bunch of HTT****.tmp (the **** represents 4 digits).
They range in size from 575MB down to 2.5KB
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Feb 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try with this: Take Ownership Shortcut
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #15
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That doesn't work either, but that is a very cool menu item.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Then we need heavier guns. It's probably the trusted installer holding them hostage. See this. But that is at your own risk and peril. LOL
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #17
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

still no go.
here are what the files look like. I am thinking that these are temp files from watching live video stream over at live.twit.tv
I had the stream going for 24/7 for a few days.


Attached Thumbnails
Where is my drive space? 125GB missing.-tmp-files.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, but those files should be deletable. You can try a couple of other things:

1. try to move them to an empty partition that you can then reformat.
2. try to delete them in safe mode. That way all handles would be released.

But if that does not work, i am at my wits end.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #19
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Boot an Ubuntu live cd, navigate to the Windows folder in Ubuntu's filesystem, delete. Cheer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2010   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Boot an Ubuntu live cd, navigate to the Windows folder in Ubuntu's filesystem, delete. Cheer.

Why did not I think of that. Exactly for purposes like that I always keep a Fedora on a stick handy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Where is my drive space? 125GB missing.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Missing space on new hard drive
I have just replaced my old 500GB hard drive with a new 3TB drive. I took a disc image of old drive and using the rescue boot disc used the image to boot the new drive. All my data etc is there but the computer only sees 500 GB. How can I access the other 2.5 TB. I have tried disc management but it...
Hardware & Devices
Missing Space on (C:) Drive
Hello everyone. I am new to the forums so please excuse any oopsies. :o I found where this topic was discussed a few times here on the forums, and I did my best to be thorough and go through the suggestions. Here :...
General Discussion
Missing Hard drive space
Hey there guys, I seem to be missing 15GB of storage on my C: Drive (37.5GB(subpartition of a larger hard drive) I am aware that my Windows (Ultimate) OS uses 15-20GB, but on top of that, I am missing even more space. Apparently, in my user space, I am using 15GB, despite that I do not have...
Performance & Maintenance
Missing Hard Drive space?
I seems that I'm missing 46GB of space on my hard drive, any idea what is going on, or if one of there programs are notorious for displaying incorrect information?
Hardware & Devices
Missing Hard Drive Space
I researched some other posts that sounded along the same lines and i have tried several things but i still can not seem to find the missing space. I have a 1TB WD Black formatted to 931GB. I realize this is not going to be exactly 1GB. Under My Computer, i have 84.1 GB free of 931. ...
Hardware & Devices
Missing space on C drive
Hi I have been trying to find a solution for hours. I have 3 drives on my computer: C: 298GB for operating system/program files (no pictures/files/music/videos) E: 1TB for my files F: 500GB for video I can't account for 176GB on my C:drive. Right-clicking>Properties shows there is only...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:00.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App