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Where Is My Disk Space


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#1 evolutionbanjo

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 12:10 PM

hello
I went thru my computer uninstalling stuff and moving all my saved files like mp3/pictures/games/ect to my portable harddrive.

i only have 3 games installed, starcraft, warcraft 3, and world of warcraft...

i have a 80gb hd, and it says theres only 23GB remaining to use...

whats up with that ?
are some files or something hideing from me ?

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#2 figgis41

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 12:33 PM

hi,,system restore has nicked it all,,,,,, it uses 15% of all hdd space as default,,,, you can change this to what ever you want but i would recomend no less than 10gb,,,,
here's how its done,,,,
http://www.petri.co.il/change_amount_of_di...re_in_vista.htm
http://www.vista4beginners.com/System-Restore-Space-Used
good luck.
Figgis,,,, LUFC

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 12:43 PM

Even with many applications, Windows, and games, you should have at least 40G open.
I suggest you download one of the many file applications that report space by file. Sequoia View (free) is useful in that regard:

http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoe...n/sequoiaview//
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 02:03 PM

thanks for the help

when i check on shadow storage..
it said only 4gb was allowed, and only like 3.5gb being used.
i think more is being used somewhere... if u recommend 10gb for system restore, why does shadow storage only use a max of 4gb ? weird....


sequoia:
when i look at my files with sequia, i notice that theres a big chunk of everquest 2 files... i uninstalled that game a long time ago...

why are all those files still there ?
with sequia i notice theres alot of programs i uninstalled, and i remember alot of uninstalls saying "remove program and all files completly"... are they scamming in some way ?
when i went to delete the everquest 2 files, using explore, program files, sony, everquest 2,,,, it said deleting it would cause other programs not to work.




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