Misleading directory sizes?

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Krule

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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?
 
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insaNity

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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
and
Control Panel/Folder Options/View/Hide Protected Operating System Files
 

LPDad

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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:
 
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Krule

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

Dubbin1

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Re: Check to see...

Originally posted by LPDad
...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:
Where do I find the system restore folder at?
 

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