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#1 guru112

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:01 AM

'm having a100 gb drive the size occupied as shown in my computer(w7)is 60 gb free of 100gb.
but when i select all the folders in that drive and hit the properties the size shown is only 18 gb.what is this?is this due to virus activity?help please.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:10 AM

Most likely not a virus, there are a lot of System files that are hidden. Do you currently have a up-to-date antivirus software program installed and running? Do you have a antispyware program installed and running? What programs do you have installed on this pc?

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 04:25 AM

Most likely not a virus, there are a lot of System files that are hidden. Do you currently have a up-to-date antivirus software program installed and running? Do you have a antispyware program installed and running? What programs do you have installed on this pc?


Correct, by default, a good portion of your system files are hidden from sight (Not selectable). More specifically, I'd take a look at AppData (C:\Users\<Your Name>\AppData)

AppData alone accounts for 33GB of used space on my drive.
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