lost 20 gigs?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mr. Sushi, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. Mr. Sushi

    Mr. Sushi Guest

    okay i have a 80 gig hd and i only have 20 gigs left. but i'm sure i'm only taking up 40 gigs. as i added up all my C drive folders? what could be taking up so much s pace?
     
  2. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    try disk clean up... it can take alot of spaces!!
    and do u use bootvis??
     
  3. Mr. Sushi

    Mr. Sushi Guest

    i dont use boot vis? and where can find disk clean up?
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Other things that take up room are system restore, hibernation, recycle bin & there must be more.
     
  5. yoyo

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    Also a drive that is labelled 80 GB by the manufacturer, in reality only has about 74,5 GB. Harddrive makers count 1000b=1kb, Windows counts 1024b=1kb.
     
  6. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    have a look at this

    SequoiaView (freeware)


    :cool:
     
  7. yoyo

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    Will SequoiaView report information about the SystemVolumeInformation folder which may be (at least partly) the problem here?
    If you don't take special steps depending on Windows version and file system, Windows will deny access to this folder and will report its size as zero bytes although it may have several gigabytes.
     
  8. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    yes it does > theres absolutely nothing it cant see

    although you could still have the access problem > every file is revealed


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  9. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    disk clean up ....... right click on C: go to properties .. disk cleanup is there click on that ... check off all the file types

    ( me I dont clean out the first one ( downloaded program files ) I dont want to have to reinstall yahoo games and msn chat control everytime I want to use them )

    on the top look in the more options tab

    then the last one on the botton clean up old system restore points << this takes up a lot of space
     
  10. Mr. Sushi

    Mr. Sushi Guest

    okay hmm... this sequoia thing is pretty neat. but something doesnt make sense. it shows my freespace is is about 25 gigs. but the directory is 50 some gigs and its percent is like 40!. and i have a 76 gig hd. these numbers dont make sense to me.