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#1 tiyans

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:16 AM

we have a hard disk of 20gb capacity but as time goes by the max capacity gets lower it becomes 19.7 then 19.6 and so on. why is it like that? is it because of the files that we can recover from the file we deleted?

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:48 AM

Some of that could be updates, it's hard to say without knowing over how long a period you are talking about. If you wish to see what is there you can run a application like SequoiaView.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:54 AM

FWIW: A 20GB drive doesn't register as 20GB in XP, it should reflect about 18.6GB when formatted. The only place the stated size registers is in the BIOS.

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Edited by hamluis, 18 October 2008 - 11:07 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2008 - 02:24 PM

Also as you use the internet (if this is the same drive that your OS and or Browser is located) temporary internet files are stored on the computer and will take up HDD space. This space becomes quite large overtime especially if you watch videos on the internet. You can use a program such as ATF cleaner to clean up the files and other temporary folders.

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