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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

I normally have roughly 40 - 60 gb of free space on drive c. I noticed it says 14 gb now. I ran jdisk report, that reports 93.9 gb used, windows reports 131 gb used, a big difference. 93 is the "normal" range for c drive. is windows reporting the wrong free space? what can I do to correct this? see attached screenshot.

 

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 01:26 PM

Hi Sylveon Fetish :)

Is it possible for you to use WinDirStat instead to see how much space is taken on your drive and where is that space being taken? Will be much more efficient than jDisk Report. Also, if you can add a screenshot of the whole WinDirStat window once it's done calculating, it would help.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:15 PM

windirstat agrees with jdisk report. windows disagrees with both

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:26 PM

If you go on "Computer", to have a look of all the drives on your system, does C: shows with only 15GB of space, like the second window in the first screenshot says?

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:48 PM

yes. that's why I posted this topic. restarting computer didn't correct the problem, either



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:50 PM

I prefer to use Treesize Free (http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/) to see what the HD looks like.

 

From what i see you have a HUGE collection of AIFF & WAV files.  I'm guessing you are editing a lot of audio files?  Right there you have nearly 30 Gigs of data.

 

There are different ways to look at how much space is taken by a file (file size <> Space taken on HD).  I.E.  A file which is 513 Bytes in size will actually take up 1024 byes of space on the Hard drive.  This is due to how Windows allocates space.  This is a complicated subject to explain.  In short, I believe the programs are looking at space in different ways, hence the difference in space.

 

Windows has a folder named WinSxS which can grow rather large in size over time (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2795190).  Your windows folder shows 19 gigs which is not bad.  I'm more concerned about your User profile(s) being so large.

 

Have you ran the windows Cleanup util?


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:51 PM

Can you tell me how much space TFC can clean?

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  • There's no log to give for this tool;

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 03:59 PM


Windows has a folder named WinSxS which can grow rather large in size over time (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2795190).  Your windows folder shows 19 gigs which is not bad.  I'm more concerned about your User profile(s) being so large.

cleammgr can only free 17 mb or so, so that's not it. more concerned about how windows thinks more space is used than any other program.

 

ashampoo winoptimizer does what that temp cleaner does it gave only 100mb. still did not fix the issue



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 04:35 PM

See http://superuser.com/questions/273932/almost-half-of-disk-space-unaccounted-for-on-windows-7-computer.  Same issue.

 

you have sparse files on your system, which WinDirStat is counting the "registered sizes" of, but Windows' built-in statistics report isn't counting this. A sparse file is one that has a big empty space in between and can be created by a program that creates a file (which always starts as 0 bytes), then writes a little bit of data at some point later in the file (e.g., if at the 1 GB marker, then the registered size will be 1 GB even though it doesn't actually use 1 whole GB)

 

 

Try Treesize Free.

I would stick to using the Windows results.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:01 PM

 


Windows has a folder named WinSxS which can grow rather large in size over time (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2795190).  Your windows folder shows 19 gigs which is not bad.  I'm more concerned about your User profile(s) being so large.

cleammgr can only free 17 mb or so, so that's not it. more concerned about how windows thinks more space is used than any other program.

 

ashampoo winoptimizer does what that temp cleaner does it gave only 100mb. still did not fix the issue

 

Did you try the TFC scan like I posted above?


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