Wheres all my space gone ????

R

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Hello,
My C: drive is reported as "3.43gb"
When I highlight all the files on C (including hidden) they all add up to 1.65gb ... but poperties says there is only 376mb free !!

So.... wheres the rest got to ?

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R

Rooster

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Ok, I missed the info !

WinXPpro
20gb HDD split into 4 partitions (3.5/5/3/8 gb)
512 Mb ram


I have tried turning off virtual memory (to see if any space is "put aside") there was little difference, so I have reset it to system managed.

Partition magic reports 3.1gb used as well .... but the files dont add up to nearly that much !!!!
 

Electronic Punk

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Tried clearing your temporary internet files and history etc. ?
 

MdSalih

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erm... this looks like a messed up file system... did u do any converting l8ly ?
i've had this problem like this and similar b4... (when i tried upgrading from xp pro to.... xp pro.. don't ask ;))
Try a scan disk and defrag... they normally fix up your HDD clusters...

MdSalih
 
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Highwind7777

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rofl!! xp pro to xp pra hahaha!!...Humour me Rooster and go see if the other partitions are completely empty...
 
R

Rooster

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I think I've found it !!!!
I didn't realise that "show all files" still leaves hidden sys files hidden !!! the missing space is taken by the swap file... I have recently upped my memory to 512Mb so the swap file has grown too... to 786 Mb !!! does it REALLY have to be THAT big ???
 
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pinknosedpups

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Go to Accessories - System Tools - Disc Clean-up. Highlight the drive you want to clean (usually C). When you hit OK another tab will appear with further options. Select System Restore clean-up and press ok. A vast amount of extra space should now be made available to you.
:cool:
 

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