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#1 bigals07

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:53 AM

Hi several days ago I checked my hard drive capacity showing 54.6 GB Free of 80 GB capacity

Next day when I checked again it was showing 11.7GB Having not installed or downloading anything?!!

My computer is a Dell OptiPlex GX620 Running Windows7.

Would appreciate any comments------Could it be a faulty indication or a hard disc virus?

 

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

Two things you can easily do:

a. Use a tool like WinDirStat - http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/3000-2248_4-10614593.html
to see what files are taking up space, how much, and where.

b. Run the chkdsk /r cmmand, which will check the file system and accurately summarize your partition free space.

Louis

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:44 AM

Many thanks.    Moderator,   Most helpfull

 

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