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#1 d3k0y

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 05:52 PM

I have read through a few of the other posts and I have also looked around on the internet and cant seem to fix this problem. I just recently reformatted, am copying over my files, and the hard drive is saying I have no space left...when it used to have plenty to hold all of these files. The discrepancy is about 200GB worth out on a 700GB partition. I have defragmented the hard drives (RAID array) very well. But there still seems to be no space for these files that used to fit perfectly fine with about 100GB left over. I have read on one of the posts that the root directory may not accept so many files...but that wasnt the case before. They all used to fit fine. Any ideas?

Thanks a million.

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***EDIT***
Ok, I found one of the problems (it must be more than one). I shut down Spybot S&D resident (checks the registry changes) and I got back 60GB worth. Is there a reason a program such as this would eat up so much space? But still missing quite a bit...any other ideas? Another quick note...I know where this error is occurring. When I hit properties of my "Admin" account under Users, it says that there are 5600 files at 660GB...but when I open the folder and highlight everything, it says that it is 4200 files at 450GB. Why would it do this? What are those other files?

Edited by d3k0y, 06 January 2008 - 07:43 PM.

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#2 d3k0y

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 08:56 PM

OK, thank you. But I finally found it with a Disk CleanUp Program. From some bizarre reason I had 200GB of temp files and 40GB of System Restore files.

Thanks anyway.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:26 AM

Wow ... thank-you for posting this! It's really helped me with sorting out some of my own memory loopholes! Wish I had been able to help you with your search ... and that I had seen this sooner! :D

Edited by TRUEfrancesca, 07 January 2008 - 05:27 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:39 PM

Glad I was able to help. Just another little piece of info. I used a program called TuneUp Utilities that can be downloaded from download.com. It is one of their most downloaded utility softwares. Unfortunately it is only a 30 day trial, but it is fully functional...so just uninstall and reinstall. And it helped me free up the hard drive space when other programs didnt notice where the space was missing to. It also helped customize quite a few other things. Enjoy.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:49 PM

Wow, did you just say 200GB of temp files! How long and hard have you been using the computer?!

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 04:23 PM

Certainly needs to adjust the amount of space allocated for such...

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:58 PM

The sad part is that I reformatted last week. The temp files were from all of my videos. I have put all of my DVDs on an external drive and compressed them (slightly). When I transferred them back over to my main partition, I got the BSOD because of a memory issue. I think, for some reason I dont understand, it made a bunch of temp files of the videos that were uncompressing and transferring. I was transferring around 500GB of videos. Thanks for the help and responses.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:27 PM

Hmmm...the only time that I would expect temp files of any sort to turn up (other than those which should be open) would be if the system suffered some unexpected shutdown or interruption.

You might want to take a look in Event Viewer and see if such is documented.

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