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One of my harddisks suddenly full


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#1 Mark-D

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 10:00 AM

Hello,

 

I was directed here after posting (and running several tests) in the Malware section.

 

I have a problem with one of my harddisks (E:). Since some time all the space on it has been taken by something, but I do not know what.

 

By running the 'Folder size' tool, we found out that all the space has been taken up by back-ups.

 

When I took a look at the back-up tool I saw that indeed back-ups have been stored on my (E:) disk since 2014. What is strange is that it used to be small amounts of space, until the last back-up that filled up the entire disk...

 

You can see a screenshot here:

 

https://www.sendspace.com/file/1q4a7a

 

 

My laptop brand is MSI, the type Ghost. I'm running Windows 7.

 

 

 

Thank you very much in advance for your help!

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 03:40 PM

If this is a Windows backup, I believe they are cumulative. Periodically a full system image is also backed up to the selected hard drive.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/back-up-restore-faq#1TC=windows-7

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/what-backup-settings-should-i-use-to-maximize-my-disk-space

 

Also make sure you do not have System Restore set to drive E:


Edited by JohnC_21, 04 January 2016 - 03:47 PM.





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