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Windows 7: I notice less HDD space after defragmentation, help?

04 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
I notice less HDD space after defragmentation, help?

Thanks for taking the time to read this

Some info that might be of importance:
1. 232GB HDD with Bitlocker active

I ran the Auslogics disk defragmentation software and chose the "defrag and optimize" option. I started out with 190GB free of a 252GB HDD, when the defrag competed I had 183GB left

I searched this forum a bit and followed the directions to perform a "disk cleanup" and "clean up system files". I performed both succesfully but to no avail.

1. Is it possible that my OS will catch up and maybe sort the issue out?
2. Any other recommendations?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit


I searched this forum some more and it was recomended to run Ccleaner and check the restore points. I had only one restore point and when I deleted it I now have 191GB free of 232, looks like I gained a GB

I can't be sure but I believe the issue might have been that the max allowed space for restore points was something near 7 - 9 GB, I erased the restore point and then set the maximum to the 1% (the lowest it can go at 2.33GB) and then created a restore point and still was able to keep my 191GB.
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 I notice less HDD space after defragmentation, help?

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