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Losing free space on C: system partition

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#1 Jeff Franzreb MCSA

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 01:48 PM

I'm not sure why, but when I do a properties on all the folders on my C: drive - I am showing hidden files and folders - I show 23.5 gig. However, on a 50 gig partition I only show 1 gig of free space. I recently ran disk cleanup to get myself above 1 gig free and just now checking it I have just under 900 mb free.

Where is my free space going? Is there an application I can use to analyze the folders and what's in them, etc.? What can I do to get back the other half of my drive?


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Posted 29 January 2010 - 02:53 PM

Windows Explorer is a poor way to find out how much space is really being used.

Type the following into the Start Menu, and hit Enter:


Maximize this Disk Management window, then take a screenshot using this tutorial. Upload it to the internet (any file/image hosting site will do, I use Imageshack). Then post it here in your topic.
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 05:08 PM

Sequoia view:

Either one will map the hard drive and show you what's up
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