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Missing Gigabytes

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#1 ronron


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Posted 11 November 2005 - 02:54 PM


My C Drive is apparently running low on disk space (about 300mb left), but i checked all the files and folders in my C drive, and it only amounts up to 13gigs. I have a 29 gig C drive, so where has the other 16 gigs gone?

Is there a way for me to find this missing diskspace, or check where it is so that i may delete some of it?


edit: i am using XP

Edited by ronron, 11 November 2005 - 02:54 PM.

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#2 gunner


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Posted 11 November 2005 - 04:11 PM

Hello and welcome.The system restore points can consume as much as 12%. Add to that the vendor counts in 1000mb, and the os counts in 1024mb to equal 1gb. Then add the recycle bin if not empty. If it is, a lot of data is still on the disk even though you deleted it. If you do a lot of picture editing, it will eat you up. Go to accessories>system tools>disk cleanup and run it. You will probably recover a lot.
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#3 franktiii


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Posted 11 November 2005 - 06:27 PM

Also the virtual memory will take up hard drive space and doesn't show up when you look at the c drive. 29 gig is not a lot, and you can find 100 gigabyte drives on sale. Lots of places will even install drive and move things over to the new drive for not a lot of money.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 08:24 PM

You could also try CCleaner to recover some space - several members have had excellent results using it.
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Posted 12 November 2005 - 01:27 AM

yup, CCleaner is a cool utility, you shud be able to free up space with that, dont forget to run chkdsk and also defragment after that to prevent the drive from getting cluttered and slowing down the system. Also if ur paging file is fragmented, defrag using some third party utility that has those features. Here's a link on cleaning up
Also if all this fails, i've heard this is a good utility to check whts using ur HD space.
Good Luck.

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