Hello fellow tech enthusiasts,
Earlier today I encountered something quite odd. I currently have a small 40GB HDD that a friend is loaning me installed in my laptop. This morning while using it I noticed that I had roughly 2GB of storage available as there is not much to go around on the HDD. Keep in mind the fact that there was only 2GB free. I shut off my laptop and left for the afternoon, upon arriving home tonight I started up my laptop and opened my file browser and now have 13GB free. Odd, right? Shocked, I closed out the browser and reopened it to see if maybe it was a fluke and it still showed 13. So, I downloaded a file of about 900MB to see if the HDD had just misread the available space. It removed the correct amount of free space so that ruled out any kind of accuracy issue with it. After talking with a friend he suggested using a program called space sniffer to see what it might pick up and it also showed 13GB(minus the 900MB file which left 12.1GB). So if any of you can offer any insight to how my hard drive freed 10GB of space while the laptop was off I would gladly appreciate any information.
P.S. everything on the computer was exactly the same, no files or applications were missing.
P.P.S. If I do not respond it is because I am asleep, not ignoring your response.
Edited by hamluis, 27 January 2016 - 08:32 AM.
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