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#1 mymistake

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:50 PM

I have a sneaking suspicion that I have not saved 140GB worth of data and programs on my notebook computer but I am continually gatting a warning of "Low Disk Space".

When in Windows Explorer, right clickinging on the C: drive, I see the following info:

Used Space: 139 GB
Free Space: 2.20 GB

Total Capacity: 141 GB

Within 24 to 48 hours, my Free Space will be below 1 GB available space.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:11 PM

There are a number of utilities you can use to check hard drive/partition space utilization. A couple I've used are listed following.

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

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

You can also run the chkdsk /r command to get Windows to verify used/free space in a partition.

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#3 TheShooter93

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:17 PM

This is a problem I've seen a lot in Windows Vista. The culprit is normally a lot of System Restore save points. This article should show you how to fix it.

Edited by TheShooter93, 10 August 2010 - 05:17 PM.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:52 PM

I used the recommended Clean Disk "options" tab to remove the old system restore points. That freed up 95GB or space. Excellent!!

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:22 PM

Glad everything is back to normal. :huh:

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