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Windows 7: Hardisk Space Full

23 Jul 2010   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you run disc cleanup yet?


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23 Jul 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xisuma View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do the following:

1. Run WinDirStat. That will tell you exactly what's on your disk - except for the shadowstorage
2. Run an elevated Command Prompt with the command vssadmin list shadowtorage. That will show how much space was allocated for restore points (shadows)

Come back with the results and we'll see what we can do about it. Snips of the left top pane of WinDirStat and the cmd window will help.
I don't use System restore

WinDirStat just crashes when i run then scan
That is very strange. It never crashed on me and I also have never heard of anybody else having that problem. Maybe you have a more serious problem in your system. Where can we start to look? For starters, have a peek at the event viewer.
PS: I also recommend to use imaging. Here is one option.
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23 Jul 2010   #13
Xisuma

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xisuma View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do the following:

1. Run WinDirStat. That will tell you exactly what's on your disk - except for the shadowstorage
2. Run an elevated Command Prompt with the command vssadmin list shadowtorage. That will show how much space was allocated for restore points (shadows)

Come back with the results and we'll see what we can do about it. Snips of the left top pane of WinDirStat and the cmd window will help.
I don't use System restore

WinDirStat just crashes when i run then scan
That is very strange. It never crashed on me and I also have never heard of anybody else having that problem. Maybe you have a more serious problem in your system. Where can we start to look? For starters, have a peek at the event viewer.
PS: I also recommend to use imaging. Here is one option.
My system has a lot of irritating problems, but i got it to work in the end, the program just freeze up when scanning. I posted my results in this thread if u look back i upload a image to imageshack
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23 Jul 2010   #14
Xisuma

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Have you run disc cleanup yet?
yea only 30MB cleaned
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23 Jul 2010   #15
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

see this link it will tell you how to rid shadow storage hidden storage that eats up the hard drive Is Vista Eating Up Your Hard Drive Space? | Live Slick follow the instructions to the letter and it should give you 10 gigs also look for temps files we had the same issue with another user a few days before I dont know how to post the previous thread with this problem but if you view all threads by me in the last 2 days

you will see the post and how to solve it there are more solutions on that thread then just this one

post will be title missing hard drive space in c drive
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23 Jul 2010   #16
Xisuma

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I have no idea how this happened. But another 3GB from my C drive has disappeared. I haven't done anything on that drive so i have no idea why or how it was freed up

I done a scan using that program and i can see that system files has dropped from 6.1GB to 2.8GB. once again i have no idea why
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23 Jul 2010   #17
Xisuma

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
see this link it will tell you how to rid shadow storage hidden storage that eats up the hard drive Is Vista Eating Up Your Hard Drive Space? | Live Slick follow the instructions to the letter and it should give you 10 gigs also look for temps files we had the same issue with another user a few days before I dont know how to post the previous thread with this problem but if you view all threads by me in the last 2 days

you will see the post and how to solve it there are more solutions on that thread then just this one

post will be title missing hard drive space in c drive
As stated before i do not use system restore
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23 Jul 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xisuma View Post
I have no idea how this happened. But another 3GB from my C drive has disappeared. I haven't done anything on that drive so i have no idea why or how it was freed up

I done a scan using that program and i can see that system files has dropped from 6.1GB to 2.8GB. once again i have no idea why
That could have been temporary files that were thrown out by a schedulted defrag. If you run the command schtasks in an elevated cmd, you can check when your defrag is scheduled. You can also check it when you type defrag into the start/search and hit Enter.
I again suggest you run WinDirStat from time to time. That gives you the best track record of what is going on with the disk/partition.
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23 Jul 2010   #19
Xisuma

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xisuma View Post
I have no idea how this happened. But another 3GB from my C drive has disappeared. I haven't done anything on that drive so i have no idea why or how it was freed up

I done a scan using that program and i can see that system files has dropped from 6.1GB to 2.8GB. once again i have no idea why
That could have been temporary files that were thrown out by a schedulted defrag. If you run the command schtasks in an elevated cmd, you can check when your defrag is scheduled. You can also check it when you type defrag into the start/search and hit Enter.
I again suggest you run WinDirStat from time to time. That gives you the best track record of what is going on with the disk/partition.
Did you see the picture i posted?
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23 Jul 2010   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes, I saw the picture. It looks pretty normal (standard) to me. Anything you like me to look at in particular?
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