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#1 MelissaPleases

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:11 AM

This is very strange.

I noticed this morning that my C:\ drive has only 9.38 GB of free space. I thought, "That can't be right." So, in checking the properties of every folder on the C:\ drive, and adding up the total amount of each folder, I came up with a grand total of 129.98 GB of files in the drive. This is a 230 GB drive. It is not partitioned. There's 100.02 GB of space that is unaccounted for. Has anyone ever run into this before? I've never seen anything like this...

Edited by MelissaPleases, 16 November 2010 - 10:12 AM.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:27 AM

When was the last time that you defragged and used the disk cleanup?

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:30 AM

Turn off system restore, then clean a computer with CCleaner...:)

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:36 AM

When was the last time that you defragged and used the disk cleanup?

I haven't - I just got this drive built about a week ago - I've been installing all of my apps since then.

Turn off system restore, then clean a computer with CCleaner...:)

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

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I'll give that a try, along with the defrag and disk cleanup.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:39 AM

Try, and tell what happened...

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:51 AM

before doing that, you might want to try treesize. www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

It will show which files take up the most space.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:54 AM

We don't endorse the use of registry cleaners due to the large number of problems we've seen by members using these. I would advise not using ccleaner for anything other than to clear you temp. files. But you can do this without the use of ccleaner. There are instructions for this at this site.

Does Disk Management show only the one partition?

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:59 AM

before doing that, you might want to try treesize. www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

It will show which files take up the most space.

I'm not quite sure how to interpret the data I'm seeing from this program, but... it tells me that 116,339.8 MB of space is being used for Application Data? 116.3 GB for app data??

Also, 115,973.2 MB is being used for Temp files?

Edited by MelissaPleases, 16 November 2010 - 11:01 AM.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:05 AM

We don't endorse the use of registry cleaners due to the large number of problems we've seen by members using these. I would advise not using ccleaner for anything other than to clear you temp. files. But you can do this without the use of ccleaner. There are instructions for this at this site.

Does Disk Management show only the one partition?

It shows one partition, 230 GB.

Changed the registry value to 0 as recommended at the link you provided. I'll do a restart when the defrag completes.

Edited by MelissaPleases, 16 November 2010 - 11:12 AM.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:11 AM

just browse through the files as if you are going through windows explorer (click the triangles) and look for the biggest bar. Here, mine is my music:

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Just keep expanding the folders with big bars and you will hunt down where the space has been gobbled up.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:19 AM

The last folder that will expand is WipeTempXXXX.dat1, using 115,695.5 MB of space. What the heck is this?? And more to the point, where did it come from??

ETA: Google doesn't even have a reference to it!

Edited by MelissaPleases, 16 November 2010 - 11:20 AM.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:21 AM

no idea. can you post a screenshot or folder path? For example C:\windows\foldername\wipetempxxx

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:25 AM

C:\Users\Melissa\AppData\Local\Temp\WipeTempXXXXdat1

There is also a WipeTempXXXX.dat2 located in the same folder, 397,976 KB in size.

Edited by MelissaPleases, 16 November 2010 - 11:27 AM.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:28 AM

If it is in the TEMP folder it is most likely garbage. try this http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

It's called tfc, temporary file cleaner. It will get rid of it most likely, let us know how it works for you.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:31 AM

Thanks - on my way there now. I'll report back.

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