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#1 badDEW

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:11 AM

This should have read "disk space problem" (not program)


I am running win 7 pro and recently I deleted more than 20 gbs of date files and programs from my downloads folder, however there has been no change to the properties of my C: drive. I have run scans with hitman pro and it show bad files in the downloads folder that were deleted. Any ideas why files deleted would not change storage capacity and why they would show up on scans when there is no evidence of the file in the folder, thanks.

Edited by hamluis, 05 May 2010 - 03:58 PM.
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#2 meuchel

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:26 AM

errors in free space records are due to data corruption, driver issues, or hardware failure.
did you try to run a chkdsk /r from windows?
it will ask you to schedule a scan for reboot and then scan and clean the file system.

#3 badDEW

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:05 PM

Yes I have and still haven't recovered any space. Strange I can continue to loose space when I add data but when I delete it the disk still shows it usded.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:29 PM

Have you completed removed from the computer -- Deleted it also from Recycle Bin?

The information still takes disk space when there, to be able to restore the file if you have accidently deleted something you didnt want to.
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 04:36 PM

windows 7 does keep snapshots of changed folders
too clean up shadow copies and old system restore points follow below


1. Click Start, type Cleanmgr.exe and press ENTER

2. Select the drive-letter from the list and click OK

3. Click Clean up system files

This restarts Disk Cleanup to run in elevated mode.

4. Select the drive-letter from the list and click OK

5. Click the More Options tab

6. Click the Clean upů button under System Restore and Shadow Copies.

7. Click OK.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 09:37 AM

That is the same as disk cleanup and for post #4, yes I do delete all trash in the recycle bin. Have been working with computers for many years and have never seen a puter that will add to storage lost but not replace it after u delete the files. Plus if I run hitman pro it shows some suspicious files in folders that have already been deleted. Also I tried to do a repair install to see if that would fix problem but was unable to do it due to missing files for printer but the temp files used trying to reinstalled added up as more space used even though it said they were removed.

Still looking for answers/help, thanks.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 10:52 AM

Tools you can use to examine what is where:

WinDirStat - http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/3000-2...4-10614593.html

TreeSize Pro Trial - http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 10:56 PM

Thanks for the program info will see if I can find this lost data space. Got plenty of hds and space but this has been really bugging me. Every problem I have I always try to find answer even if the problem goes away on its own; so thanks again.




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