Misleading directory sizes?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Krule, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. Krule

    Krule Guest

    I recently noticed that I was down to 3gigs of space on my 20gig hd..

    Since this seemed impossible, I went and checked the normal culprit for such things...the c:\windows directory.

    It reports being 1.15 gigs large..

    I then checked each subdir..when I hit system 32, it reported being 885 mb large...

    so I went into c:\windows\system32 and did a ctrl-a and checked the properties, and it said 552 mb ....where's this other 330 mb gone to? The same happens with other folders? How do I repair?
  2. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    WARNING: Don't try this while writting a message as it will cause IE to refresh all pages for some reason, and you will lose all form data. :(
    I just found this out the hard way and lost some other possible causes, but we will try this one first eh? ;)

    Check your settings for hidden files.

    Control Panel/Folder Options/View/Hidden Files & Folders
    Control Panel/Folder Options/View/Hide Protected Operating System Files
  3. LPDad

    LPDad OSNN Addict

    Check to see...

    ...How much space is being used by your XP system restore.

    I had accumulated over 4 gigs (spread over 3 drives) in no time whatsoever.

    I cleaned out the old crap and assigned a lower amount of reserve.

    BUT... I am still trying to figure out where 3 more gigs has been misplaced on one of my 40G drives. Have not figured that one out yet:mad:
  4. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    Re: Check to see...

    Disabled that too :) as I use ghost.
  5. Krule

    Krule Guest

    how do I know what's old crap to clean out? That folder is the culprit it would seem
  6. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

    Re: Check to see...

    Where do I find the system restore folder at?