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#1 terryw45

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 06:18 AM

May appear a little stupid, but before running 'Piriform defraggler' I had 42+GB free space on disk, after I only had 34GB, where did it go, can I get it back? Any help would be welcome.

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 09:13 AM

Seems to be a fairly common problem, you may find help in the many links below.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=Piriform+defraggler+loses+space&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 10:06 AM

In addition to OldPhil's reply, you may want to run the following below:

 

Disk Cleanup - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup

TFC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tfc/



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 11:13 AM

Many thanks to you both, I tried allsorts and unbelievably my free space has gone from 34GB to an incredible 110GB.

(must have lost other stuff in the process!)

 

Thanks again



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 11:30 AM

That's great news :)



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 11:51 AM

Hi,

 

It's just popped up to 117GB, tomorrow it could completely empty !



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 01:24 PM

Free space on a system where System Restore and/or constant backups take place...will always be dynamic/changing.

 

Any user can use a tool like WinDirStat to verify free space on any partition, at any time.

 

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 06:18 AM

Again many thanks,

The 'Piriform' "shadowcopy delete" has now pushed free space to 133GB, I'm amazed!



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:01 AM

Again many thanks,
The 'Piriform' "shadowcopy delete" has now pushed free space to 133GB, I'm amazed!


Erasing Shadow Copies aren't always the best thing to do, since they could save your back in some cases.




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