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HDD space mysteriously Disappearing


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#1 tsukiok

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:22 AM

So, I built this computer. It's running Vista Home Premium 64bit. From last night to this morning, it went from 411 gigs (on a "500" gig HDD) to 408 gigs. I turned the computer off around 2pm and came back around 7, and I went from 408 to 401 gigs.

Any idea what's up? I've checked for viruses/spyware. This compy isn't even a week old.

I've had no other probs with it other than the mysteriously disappearing HDD space.

Help please? :|

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#2 figgis41

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:45 AM

hi,,, its the vista shadow copy (system restore) making restore points,,, vista seems to make them for fun,,, and it allocates 15% of all hdd space to it as well,,, here's a couple of links to help you out,,, 1 is to change the amount of hdd space allocated to the shadow copy and the other is to change when and how often restore points are made,,,
i have my shaddow copy set to 20gb from around 45ish,,, and it will make a restore point when switched on and before an install,,,

http://www.petri.co.il/change_amount_of_di...re_in_vista.htm
http://www.vista4beginners.com/System-Restore-Space-Used

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-windows-vista/

and while were on the subject of the shadow copy,,,, if you have accidently deleted somthing you need then on vista you can now go get it back from inside a restore point,,, have a look at this link
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-windows-vista/

good luck.
Figgis,,,, LUFC




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