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Where is my SSD Space?


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#1 fruv

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:42 PM

I have a 480GB SSD installed on my laptop and it started to warn me that my C drive is running out of space.

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Using WinDirStat, it only shows that about 200GB is used.

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I have tried running a manual TRIM but it didn't do anything.  Any idea where the space has disappeared to?  Is my SSD on the fritz and die soon?



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:21 PM

Are you using BitLocker?  When BitLocker is encrypting it only shows 5GB or so free.  Once the drive is fully encrypted the total space is shown as available.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:39 PM

I'm using Windows 10 Home and I don't believe BitLocker is available.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:39 PM

Try downloading SpaceSniffer to see what is using your drive.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 06:14 PM

That did the trick.  Found some stuff under different user accounts.  Wonder why WindDirStat didn't.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 06:50 PM

Did you run it as administrator?



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 10:11 AM

Apparently not   :oopsign:



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 03:31 AM

Did you install a lot of game? Sometimes game files acquire space but never show it. My advice always use a 2nd HDD. Keep windows and other essential application in SSD and other media like picture, movies, games in HDD. Your PC will remain super fast.



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:44 AM

Did you install a lot of game? Sometimes game files acquire space but never show it. My advice always use a 2nd HDD. Keep windows and other essential application in SSD and other media like picture, movies, games in HDD. Your PC will remain super fast.

Yes, I have moved all my "user folders" to my second volume.  Too bad MS hasn't made it easy to automatically change the program files to the second volume rather than hacking the registry.






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