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#1 Fozzer1


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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:59 AM

Over the last couple of weeks, my used space has increased by over 2 gigs, but I have not added anything to my system.

I have done all the usual clean ups.

Is there anyway that I can check the system to ascertain what is there ??


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#2 cosmo_wanda


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Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:11 AM

Hello fozzer1

you mean decreased ?

Well, probably youre system make a restoration point that too much on your system...

make it smaller... :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:25 AM

This application (free) will determine the contents of your hard drive:


You might want to have it do a report, then wait a week, and have it do a second report; this would indicate where the growth is.

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#4 Fozzer1

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:43 AM

Thanks for your help cosmos wand and john.

The advice given between the two of you has enabled me to solve the problem. I thnk !!

Using "windirstat", I ascertained that the growth was happening in "System Volume Information". This contains restored folders.

I went into properites of restore points control and found that space given to restore activity was 100%. After reducing this to 50%, my available space went up immediately by nearly 2 gigs.

I am not much of an expert on Computers, so I hope that what I have done is ok.

Anyway thanks again



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