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C Drive shows less space than total size of all files

Q: C Drive shows less space than total size of all files

I have a HP Pavillion dm4 laptop with 2 GB RAM running Windows 7 and I am facing this problem. I have partioned the hard disk drive into C and D , C for Operating system files and D for Documents.

I tried to check how much space is there in C and it indicates only 2.9 GB is free of 50 GB C. but when I enter C drive and select all the folders and files, and click on properties, it shows total size of files on disk is 43 GB. so then I should be having free space of ~ 7 GB.

Now where the extra space go ? I dont understand this. And I enabled to view all the hidden files and folders, . Can someone help me out ?

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A: C Drive shows less space than total size of all files

When windows downloads updates it creates restore points which is stored on the c drive. You might have made some your self at one time or another, these wouldn't show up because they are hidden. To clear these out you need to go in to control and then system. Click advanced settings and then click the system protection tab. You can clear out the restore points from there but keep in mind that you won't have any restore points so if anything goes wrong you won't have a restore point to go back to.

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I recently had a crash and lost most everything on my drive. I reinstalled and have run some recovery programs and recovered the files that were still intact. One of my disk drives I had to reformat and I have put maybe a Gig of files back on it. Windows explorer is showing that it has 15.7 GB used on the disk but I cannot see the files except for those I have added since the crash. Can I recover the files or the space? At this time just getting the space back would be great.
 

A:Disk drive shows space used but no files.

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Why is that,I know the reason if it was the other way around but.
All files are visible(normal and system hidden files)

Properties on the partition

Used space: 21,387,874,304 bytes 19.9GB
Free space: 98,539,807,296 bytes 91.7GB

Capacity: 119,926,681,600 bytes 111GB
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Properties on all files selected

Size on disk: 24.2 GB (26,051,181,595 bytes)

100,431 Files, 21.724 Folders
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WizTree shows:
19.9 GB,99,721 files and 21,777 folders
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Everything shows:
77,564 files and 21,766 folders

It's 128GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD

There is also a difference when I check my hdd which I used before on my old pc(with winxp)but the difference there is 200mb and here is little above 4gb.

I have plenty of free space but I'm just curious why do I get different size

The windows folder alone is 19.8gb

A:Properties on drive C shows less space than selecting all files.

Those programs won't show all used space. I'm not sure that anything will.

See: C: Drive Used/Free Space WAY Different Than Actual?

Also check out Post #7 in the same thread.

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I'm not sure if this should be posted in the Windows software forum or if the Hardware forum is appropriate so I'm starting here.

I recently purchased an external USB drive (WD My Book 160GB) as an external backup drive for my desktop. My question/issue is that Windows is reporting the available drive space at a value that is far less then the total size of the drive minus the sum of the drive space of the existing files on the drive.

For example, the My Book drive is 160GB. Using Windows Explorer I determined the amount of space the existing files & folders on the drive are using by right-clicking each file or folder in the root of teh drive and selecting 'Properties' and using the 'Size' and 'Size On Desk' values in the 'Properties' dialog. The sum of the 'Size On Disk' value of each folder in the root of the drive combined with the same for each file in the root equals 120GB (rounded to the nearest GB). According to the 'Properties' dialog for the drive (right-click the drive in Windows Explorer and select 'Properties') there is 15GB of available drive space.

120GB + 15GB = 135GB

What happened to 25GB of space on the drive?

I used Windows Disk Management to verify the drive space. According to Disk Managment the USB drive has a capacity of 149GB. This raises another question, what happened to 10GB of drive space? The thing is supposse to be 160GB and yet the capacity accoridng to Win... Read more

A:Available Drive Space < Drive Size - Sum of Existing Files

The short answer to there's two different measurement formats used. Decimal (GB) and binary (GiB) formats. Binary is used by Windows and decimal is used by the manufacturers. Both the manufacturer and Windows are giving you the "correct" number at about 149.
That explains some of it but honestly unless the external drive has a hidden partition, which is possible as some of them put on software to backup and also do a backup image file as well.
 

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Using Windows XP Pro. When I right-click on the c drive and look at the pie chart information, it shows that I have 114gb of used disk space and 30gb available. This is totally not right. Here is what is weird. When I double-click the c drive and select all of the folders to see how much space they take up it tells me that the total is 30 gb not 114gb. It's like the nubmers are backwards on the pie chart info. I do have hidden files shown as well so it is not that I don't think. Any ideas?
 

A:disk space shows incorrect size

There's always some variation among measures of disk space, and the space used is always more than the total size of the files due to incompletely filled clusters.

But not THAT much variation.

Try yet another measure:

Disk Pie or TreeSize
 

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If I right click on the current directory location, properties--I see the # of files in the folder and their total size.

If I want to know total size of all files in all sub-directories below and including the current directory...how?

Mark

A:Files and total size below current directory?

For me right clicking on the folder in Explorer and clicking Properties has always been recursive. It should show total number of files including all subfolders and the total size, excluding hidden and system files.

Edit: In other words, go up one level to right click the folder you were in, from the outside, then click Properties.

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Hello,

I installed Windows 8.1 on a different hard disk, and am setting my most preferred settings on this new installation. According to the attached picture, I noticed that I was able to add this bottom grey bar that states the total size of the files in this folder only (kinda like how it was with XP), and completely forgot how to add this feature to File Explorer.

Do you remember how I did this?

A:Show The Total Files' Size In A Folder In File Explorer

I just read my post and it actually sounds a little confusing. What I meant to say is that I've been using Windows 8.1 and have managed to add that bottom part to File Explorer in Windows 8.1. I installed a fresh version of this same Windows 8.1 on a different computer, and am trying to remember/research how I was able to add that grey bar down there. Have you managed to come across anything like this anyone? Does it ring a bell?

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i've just installed windows 7 on a macbook pro.. not sure if this could be a part of it, but basically if i total all the contents of all the folders at the root of the windows partition, i get 19 GB (taking from the 'size on disk' rather than 'size' data), but the drive itself says 22.2 gb of used space. so where's that 3 gb gone? i know there's a pagefile(rightword?) equivalent to the amount of ram you have, but that is already in the windows folder is it not? and i know snow leopard reads megabytes in different base, but that should have no effect on the windows installation unless i'm mistaken.
 

A:contents of drive do not add up to total 'used space'...?

Most likely there are hidden files and folders that are not counted, go into folder options and unhide them. You may want to rehide them when done.

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I have two partitions in my computer, which is C: (34.9GB) and D: (263.1GB) It makes a total of 298GB. I thought that I will make another partition out of D: which I did, and came out with H: (28.1GB), and again made another partition out of H: and came out with I: (13GB).

Now I have four partitions C: (34.9GB) D: (235GB) H: (15.10GB) and I: (13GB).

I was happy at first, then suddenly when I opened My Computer, drive D: now only has 234GB, H: with 15GB flat and I: has 12.9GB! (I clicked on properties and those are the total amounts of space that came out)

I lost a total of 1.2GB, and now I only have a total of 296.8GB!

I know it's not that big, but it still gives me headache when I see that I have a missing hard drive total space.

I opened Disk Management and I saw no "unallocated space." But, when I looked at drive D: H: and I: the Disk Management shows the amount it should be (235, 15.10, and 13 GB) Why is it like that? And why does My Computer shows different total space? And if there is really something wrong, how could I recover the missing space? Please help. Thank you in advance.

A:Missing total space from hard drive.

Hello there!


Something's not adding up. You say you have four partitions C: (34.9GB) D: (235GB) H: (15.10GB) and I: (13GB). They add up to 298GB.


Then you say drive D: now only has 234GB, H: with 15GB flat and I: has 12.9GB! (I clicked on properties and those are the total amounts of space that came out) I lost a total of 1.2GB, and now I only have a total of 297.8GB!


297.8GB + 1.2GB = 299GB. Are you sure you didn't lose just .2GB (about 200MB)? That could easily be explained if you're rounding off to tenths of a gigabyte (eg: 297.8GB whereas computer might be rounding off to hundreths of a gigabyte - 297.82GB).


It would help to clear up the mystery if you could post a screenshot of your expanded disk manangement.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Just received a PC with Vista Business 64 bit and a 80 GB hard drive. I've downloaded Opera and surfed the internet. I've noticed that the total free memory is being reported as 45.3 GB. I've done some research and found this forum. I've checked vssadmin list shadows and it's reported as:
used shadow copy storage space: 3.576 GB
allocated shadow copy storage space: 3.82 GB
maximum shadow copy storage space: 10.882 GB

Where did the entire 27.2 GB go?

A:27.2 GB Missing From 72.5 GB Total Hard Drive Space

Try downloading and running WinDirStat WinDirStat - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

It'll show exactly where all your used space is and should point you to what you need to know.

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I ran a full backup of my system before reinstalling Windows, now when I go back to restore, 2 of the DVD-r disks show no files, although they show 4 gigs of space used. This has happeded before on my flash drive, but I thought it was my fault.

Any idea how I can see the files (there is 1 file per disk) so I can restore all my files?

A:dvdr shows no files but used space

Hi xfighter, welcome to TSF..

are you able to test the discs in another machine to see if the same happens?

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A friend of mine asked me to help him fix his HP laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium on it

I was told before i received it that the hard drive was replaced and they could not get the reinstall of vista to complete

I was able to install vista via the HP recovery cd that came with the computer, I did it twice actually

However, when I go into my computer, the hard drive only reads as a total of 24gb - I downloaded a program by paragon which helps back up systems, just for the benefit that it would show me how the hard drive is partitioned, not to use the actual software

It showed me there was a 24gb section of the disk, and there was another partition at 441gb +/-

I cant save anything to the computer because its showing the HD as full, since it only thinks there is 24gb

Does any of this make sense and how do i fix this? I do not need the hard drive partitioned, but how do i make it so its the total size of the HD?

A:500gb hard drive only shows 24gb total after vista Recovery install

hellosee if this helps. http://www.vistarewired.com/2007/02/16/how...n-windows-vistagood luck

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A little info before posting logs: I panicked and wiped disk 0 clean and installed Windows 7 pro on it. However disk 1 which housed my data initially showed all volumes as empty. I ran Combofix and the folders all showed up but no subfolders or files are visisble although the OS shows the consumed space. Here are the logs:

ComboFix 11-10-01.03 - dizzle 10/01/2011 17:23:41.1.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2558.2060 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\users\dizzle\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
* Created a new restore point
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\programdata\AMMYY
c:\programdata\AMMYY\hr
c:\programdata\AMMYY\settings.bin
K:\setup.exe
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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2011-09-01 to 2011-10-01 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2011-10-01 22:29 . 2011-10-01 22:29 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp
2011-10-01 18:41 . 2011-10-01 18:41 56200 ----a-w- c:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{AA65195A-B4EF-4A74-B382-8A063B7D4034}\offreg.dll
2011-10-01 17:38 . 2011-10-01 17:38 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\Wat
2011-10-01 17:33 . 2011-10-01 14:55 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\Panthe... Read more

A:Folders/Files not visible but OS shows used space.

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I'm in a panic mode.
My files are supposed to be inside a subfolder within the drive. Now all the subfolders are visible but there is no contents inside.
That is My Computer - DRIVE F - Subfolder A (visible) - Subfolder A1 (visible) - contents in Subfolder A1 (EMPTY).

Now when I check DRIVE F it tells me 156GB of 210GB used, which corresonds to the file sizes. So it seems to recognize files inside the drive but when I go inside it's completely empty!

Any help?...

A:SOS: Drive space shows 156GB used but drive contents empty

Hi,

Please open a CMD window, then navaagte to the drive and folder that you think has the files. Now type dir *.* and hit enter.

Please post the results here.

Regards,
Golden

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Sorry this will be a long tale.
I have just installed a Liteon CD burner and now have probs with HD. I have 2 HD's, No1 is 3.2 gig. No2 is 8.4 gig. No1 WAS partitioned as 'C' & 'E' No2 is 'D'.
I installed Nero & other s/ware that came with the burner & then started getting warnings of system files missing. I keep an image of 'C' so I restored that to disk No1. When I checked on the system I'm NOW showing 'C' as 501 Meg and NO 'E' drive. When I go into bios it shows correctly as 3.2 gig but when I R/click on the drive icon & select properties it shows as 501 meg only.
When I run Drive Image it shows 'C' as 501 Meg with a partition of 1 Meg and an asterisk where the drive letter usually is.
Any help of a not TOO technical would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Doug

Win 98SE
3.2 gig Prim master
8.4 gig Prim slave
CD Burner Sec master
CD rom Sec slave
 

A:Hard drive shows incorrect size

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I copied my hard drive's(internal drive) data to another computer using an external casing.I copied it back later and in a hurry I forgot to unmount and removed the drive from the USB interface and plugged it back to my laptop(internal drive). Now I can see the space as full but I cannot see the folders even.
Issues :
I have lost my collection of softwares? (I will be happy if it can be recovered)
I cannot reclaim my hard drive's space.

Tried:
Getdataback
NTFSUndelete

Note:
I do not have copies on the backup computer and also I have tried the above mentioned softwares on the backup computer.

A:Cannot see data while drive shows space as used

Hello and welcome kavish mate try this

BOOTABLEUBUNTU

Makea bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Setthe BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you ascreen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY

Whenit is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in thepic .

Openthe drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settingsyou may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source orother installed drive doing this.

Iam not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this methodboth on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data fromusing Windows.
NB You can hook the drive to the machine direct or with a USB gadget.

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I am new and would like your help. my CD-rom drive is showing no files in it.....
when i right click and see its properties, in it the USED space AND AVAILABLE space = 0 bytes......Please HELP!!!!!!!!!
 

A:CD DRIVE-SHOWS-O bytes space

That usually means either

There is no CD in drive
There is a CD in the drive BUT the drive can't read it
Why don't you start by putting a pre-recorded CD in there that you know is good and it has read before. Then check properties again

/* Edit - Added Comment */
And since you call it a "CD-ROM" drive make sure it is a CD in there, not a DVD as a drive labeled whose name is listed simply as "CD" drive won't read DVDs (vs. one labeled CD/DVD drive)
 

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I cloned my 40 Gig hard drive onto a 160 Gig one with HDClone and everything went fine. I tested each out in another machine and they both seemed to work fine. However, I currently have the 160 Gig hooked up by itself and it's still reading it as only 40 (actually, 37.2) Gigs. What happened?

Some background:

The PC I normally use is a Compaq Presario 6000 with a 40 Gig HD. I have a newer Compaq, a Presario S6500NX with a 160 Gig HD that has a busted power supply. I took the 160 and plugged it in to my PC as a Slave and wiped it clean successfully (I didn't, however do anything to the pins. I just connected the proper cables) . Then I used HD Clone to clone my 40 Gig to that one, which also was successful. I took the 40 out so I could test the 160 and it worked fine. Then I put the 40 into the other machine along with the power supply and it recognized a bunch of new hardware from the new machine and also worked fine. Not wanting to use the smaller drive, I switched it out with the 160. Now it still works, but it's only reading it as a 40.

Why did this happen and how do I fix it?
 

A:Solved: Cloned hard drive shows up as same size as my old one!

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 2013 09-05 hard drive configuration for help.JPG   39.53KB
  15 downloadsI am new to this group.
I have been noticing that my C drive is slowing dwindling (9.33GB free of 281GB. It is partitioned (came that way) with 281GB allocated to C drive and then the following is partitioned: D: for Data with 84.1GB free of 298 GB., E: for Recovery with 2.72 GB free of 16.7 GB; F: is designated HP_Tools with 95.3 MB free of 99.3 MB. I have one external hard drive (H:) with 526 GB free of 930GB.
 
Last time this happened the space in C; was so bad that Outlook2007 was acting weird and FileCenter (Lucion product) would not preview. So I decided to "repair" Microsoft Office 2007 by sticking the disc in the drive and letting it do its thing.
 
I also tried to remove program that I don't use but Corel is stubborn and won't uninstall its Video and Photo programs.
 
Does the significance of installing Windows Media Center to acccess TV and recording have exacerbated my hard drive space, even though I configured all recordings  being placed in the external drive (H:)
 

 2013 09-05 hard drive configuration for help.JPG   39.53KB
  15 downloads


 
Can anyone provide me with recommendations on how to reclaim hard drive real estate?
 
Thanks in advance, NORMARAM 9-05-2013 1629hrs.

A:how do i reclaim space on my c drive? now shows 9GB out of 281GB

Download, install and run CCleaner.

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Hello and thank you for your help!

I installed a new 80 gig hard drive in 12/08 after my old one crashed. I made two 40 gig partitions at that time.

In the last couple of months, I've noticed a general slowing down of my Internet usage and general speed of loading any program. I especially notice that I cannot play any Internet video such as Youtube anymore - it will start, but grind to a halt and the CPU is at 100% usage. I also notice that the CPU usage is generally high - in the 50% to 100% range - a lot. I used to have AVG Free, but it seemed that when it ran scans it would additionally grind processes to a halt with 100% usage, and I've deleted that, unsure what to do next. I know, stupid.

I have deleted extra files, freeing up 15G ish of space. I have opened my laptop and cleaned out the dust. I have downloaded an updated display adapter driver. I have optimized my settings for better performance visually (I have XP). I have tried to go into the startup programs and stop what was unnecessary. No change.

This is the worst thing, though! I realized about a week ago that my hard drive said that is had 29.something G total space. This is when I KNOW I installed an 80 G drive 7 months ago! And today I noticed it was down to 29.0 G. My hard drive is shrinking! I know there must be something bad on here, but I don't know what.

Thank you for any information you can give me!! Here's the DDS log:
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by DR at 0:4... Read more

A:My hard drive total space is shrinking, unable to play internet videos

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Dell Inspiron E1505 running win7.

Bought a new 500 Gb hard drive. I created a win7 system image from my old 50 Gb hard drive and restored it to the new drive, but now the new one is showing 50 Gb size with 412 Gb Unallocated!

I tried to "extend volume" from win7 disk manager but the option is greyed out. I don't want to create a new drive letter, just want my existing C drive to reclaim alll of the unallocated stuff.

How can I do this? Thanks.

attached disk manager screen shot

c

A:after system restore, new hard drive shows wrong size

Hi !

47 MB OEM partition, But what is the 3.33 GB primary partition ?

About the 411 MB unallocated , you download Partition Wizard Bootable CD , burn it in a cd , and boot from it . Choose 1 for resolution . Now when it shows your drive partitions , you select the unallocated space and create a new partition there (If you want to use it as your data partition , format it as logical) .

If there is any further query , please inform . Post back with results

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I'm trying to defrag an external hard drive, 120gb. However I keep getting an error that I need 5% space to defrag.
I have moved various files onto a partitioned drive, but the drive has not changed in respect of used disk space. The files left constitute only 80GB. I have checked for temp files, none there.
there are only two files left one of 60GB & one 19GB, both of which I don't want to delete & cant move to my partitioned drive.
What am I doing wrong, how can I fix this.
Cheers.
 

A:hard drive shows full. Checking file size indicates it is not

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I'm trying to defrag an external hard drive, 120gb. However I keep getting an error that I need 5% space to defrag.
I have moved various files onto a partitioned drive, but the drive has not changed in respect of used disk space. The files left constitute only 80GB. I have checked for temp files, none there.
there are only two files left one of 60GB & one 19GB, both of which I don't want to delete & cant move to my partitioned drive.
What am I doing wrong, how can I fix this.
Cheers.
Also posted in Windows 2000.
 

A:hard drive shows full. Checking file size indicates it is not

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Please I have just coupled a new computer, and after installing windows vista Ultimate, I installed my backup drive a 500gb sata drive with all my files on it, but windows did not show it so i went to the disk management under computer management and it is showing my drive as unallocated.
please help i do NOT want to format this drive. the drive works fine a a previous computer which i no longer have.

Please advise.
 

A:SATA Drive shows unallocated space in VISTA pls HELP!!!

If it is reading as unallocated, then Vista cannot read it, and thinks it is not formated. It could be a corrupted part of the disk, which stops the sytem reading it. Possibly easiest test is to put it in another computer and see if it reads, if not, chances are the disk is dead. Other alternative is to get an external SATA enclosure, throw the disk in, and see if it is recognise. If not, it would give a good impression of being dead
 

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My boot C drive shows full in windows 7 Ultimate explorer. Itís a 447 gbyte SS Drive showing only 3.8 gbyte free. I know this canít be true. When I run WinDirStat it shows only 92 gbyte used, which squares with the software installed. There are no video files or other user files on this drive only installed third party software and Microsoft software. All the user files are on other physical drives. Iíve run chkdsk /r/f with no help. I hate to think of formatting and re-installing windows and the rest of the software. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

A:SS Boot Drive shows large discrepancy in available space

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I have two separate drives. Both are NTFS. C has win7; D has Winxp. WinXP says C has 22gb free, but Win7 on C says it has 13gb free.

I have run chskdk and no joy. I have run clean up and no joy. Furthermore no matter how much I delete from C drive, I can't get it to budge from 13gb.

What should I do?
 

A:Hard Drive Shows Incorrect Free Space

when boot to XP then win 7 drive dont have a swap file, I would thing either that or disk compression is turn on in win7 but I would hope they didnt use a different compression, but if they did then win XP wouldnt be able to read it
 

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Hello everyone,

From last few days I am suffering from Low Disk Space error for my C drive where windows is installed. I tried disk clean up...its works for few mins and again my disk gets full.

My total Hard drive space is 640 GB(I am using Lenovo Z570 laptop) where C drive is with 97.5 GB...I know its there is no more than 16-17 gb data in my C drive but still it shows this error and I am unable to download data, stream videos and so on.

I've attached screenshot of what error I am getting...what is my disk space(97.5 GB) and what is total size occupied(16.3 GB) by my data in C drive(I select all folders in C drive and calculate total size actually occupied).


Error




Disk Size Status



Actual Size


Can anyone help me regarding this? How can I fix this issue.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows Drive(C:) shows Low disk space error while its not actually

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dhru2010


Hello everyone,

From last few days I am suffering from Low Disk Space error for my C drive where windows is installed. I tried disk clean up...its works for few mins and again my disk gets full.

My total Hard drive space is 640 GB(I am using Lenovo Z570 laptop) where C drive is with 97.5 GB...I know its there is no more than 16-17 gb data in my C drive but still it shows this error and I am unable to download data, stream videos and so on.

I've attached screenshot of what error I am getting...what is my disk space(97.5 GB) and what is total size occupied(16.3 GB) by my data in C drive(I select all folders in C drive and calculate total size actually occupied).


Error




Disk Size Status



Actual Size


Can anyone help me regarding this? How can I fix this issue.

Thanks in advance


Do you have any hidden files/folders?

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I'm sorry if it doesn't fit here...

Well, I was downloading some file, and while I was downloading, it said I've got a very low amount of free disk space, which was then about ~50MB, and going down (drive C: \). I tried deleting some files (in total about 400MB), but it showed the same amount of free space, and kept going down. Ultimately, my download stopped because of this, and the free space is gone... I don't have System Restore enabled, it's disabled, on all drives (C: & D: ), and I don't think I have some kind of an automated backup program. Plus, my two drives are formatted in NTFS, not FAT... if that helps. I haven't tried to reset yet, but besides reset, is there anything else I should try?

Thanks...

Edit: Reset doesn't help...
 

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Hi, I have a 500gb seagate external hard drive, and already used 240gb space.
It worked fine until yesterday suddenly i could not access the files at all. I checked disk management, and it showed that my external drive became RAW drive.

I tried to do chkdsk that i learned from one of the forum, and then it somehow has fixed the RAW drive back to FAT32. However i still cannot see any of my files.

I opened command prompt, and typed in dir /a
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How can i bring my files back?? I don't want to lose my files
can someone help me please..urgent

Sorry i am no tech expert, so please help me using an easy explanation =)

A:HELP! External hard drive shows used space but empty folders!

Sounds like the FAT table has got screwed up meaning the OS will not be able to display your files - don't worry, this is quite common and you should be able to recover them on the assumption the drive is not physically damaged (i.e. clunking when seeking).

There are plenty of recovery programs, some free, that work well.

I'll check these out and post back.

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Hi everyone. I'm on a Lenovo 3000 n100 laptop with Vista. Lately I began noticing that the free disk space on my hard drive was filling up, so I deleted most of my movies and games. Now explorer shows me that I have 46GB of space free within my 106GB hard drive, and that I've used 60GB.

However, I am quite positive that I have NOT used 60GB of disk space. Highlighting all of the files in my C drive and hitting "properties" shows that they take up 25GB. I downloaded a program called JDiskReport which shows my disk usage and, as I suspected, only about 30 gigs of disk space is reported in C.

Now, I've run chkdsk and done a system defrag. I've gone into the windows disk cleaner utility and deleted most of the temporary files, including the hibernation files. I cleared all but my most recent system restore point and I also checked my shadowcopy usage in the command line (it says shadowcopy is using only about 1 gig). I ran ccleaner and have done full scans with windows defender and AVG.

Anyway, I'm all out of ideas now and I want to reclaim my 30+ GB of hard drive space! . The 60GB I'm supposedly using was actually around 75GB before I went through all of the above steps, but it still tells me I'm using twice as much disk space as I actually am. I've uploaded a picture below. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

Jimmy
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A:explorer shows the wrong amount of disk space on my hard drive

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I'm trying to summarize here. I Googled this topic and found bits and pieces about how to do it, but not all together at once.

Original Q & A:

Q: "I have system restore set with an unbound upper limit, is this going to cause any problems later?"

A: "It depends on whether you need the hard drive space that you set for it as it fills up. As the space you set fills up, older restore points will automatically be deleted to make room for the new ones, so you shouldn't have a problem at all."

Now, as for viewing or changing the allocated HD space for System Restore Points, the only thing I can find is doing it via command prompt.

I won't go into what the command prompt is or anything because anybody who is worried about the size of System Restore Points probably knows their way around the command prompt and the Registry as well.

Anyway, to sum it up:

At the command prompt (Admin), to see the currently allocated space type: vssadmin list ShadowStorage

As in:
C:\Windows\System32>vssadmin list ShadowStorage

You will get an output like this:
...
Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 1.291GB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 1.563GB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 11.25GB

Sizes you see listed as well as sizes you can enter are in KB, MB, GB, TB, and up.

As you can see, 1.29GB is currently in use on my system.

To change the amount of used HD space: (increase or decrease)

vssadmin Resize /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=4GB

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A:Limit System Restore Size/Hard Drive Space Low

I just paste this into cmd.

vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=18GB

and to view what it is currently set at

vssadmin list shadowstorage /On=C:

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Hello everyone,

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer about 3 months ago, so i split my 500gb hard drive into 2 big partitions. But now i didn't feel the need for Ubuntu anymore, and decided to delete the partition. Now i have 173GB of free space on my hard drive that i want to put onto my C: drive where my windows partition is.

The problem is the c: drive will not give me the option to extend the partition, and i have no idea how to get that free space on to my windows C: partition.

If you guys could help, that would be great

Thanks.

Btw i have posted a picture of my disk management so you can see what it looks like currently

A:Increasing size of c: partition from free space on hard drive

Hello helldemon80, welcome to Seven Forums!






Have a look at Options One & Two in this tutorial at the link below to get an understanding of how to go about what you want to do, it will help you recover any space you need to recover.

As the C: is "System, Active" you would be able to recover into C: the "I: System" partition to the left of C: also.

Be sure to post back if you have further questions and to keep us informed.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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I have attached  hijackthis log file, my email ID is '[email protected]'....pls help
 
 

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A:Hard Drive Used Space (Itunes music folder keeps changing size???)

kamikazemike6 said:


I'm running windows vista on a dell xps m1330. I've been trying to reduce the used space on my hard drive and locate what is using up most of it. It appears that the cause is my Itunes Music Folder. The first time i checked the size that the folder was, it said 97 GB. So I looked through it and the size of individual folders did not seem to add up. Then I checked the folder size again and it had changed to 47 GB. Does anybody have any idea what might be causing this?Click to expand...

could be anything from deleted files that didnt get removed until reboot, to a back stored in the wrong place. we need more info

Ken J
 

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My network drive mappings never show the correct free space either. I just ignore it.

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Hello to all.

I have a problem with my windows 7 pro laptop that shows only 7,49/100 GB free memmory. I tried to delete all shadow copies and previous versions. Also did chckdsk /f which give me 0 errors, tried to search in hidden and OS files, but there arent any big files, diskcleanup with system files cleaned about 1 gb.
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In My Computer, click the Tools menu then on Folder Options then click the View tab and tick "Show hidden files and folders" then untick "Hide protected system files and folders", click Apply and OK.

Then, go into c:\ windows and delete all the files in blue which statr with a $ symbol. They are only folders that once contained Windows Updates you no longer need to keep. Then scroll down to the Software Distribution folder and to Download. Empty that folder.

Look in Control Panel>Power options and make sure Hibernation is turned off then in System, adjust the size of System Restore so it takes up only 4% of the disk space.

Restart the computer and see hwo much space you freed up.

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What on earth can cause this?

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This doesn't seem to describe a problem with the drive to me, but rather how the systems are looking at the media files.

My first shot would be to reset default file associations on her laptop.
Default File Type Associations - Restore

Some installed media programs can cause issues with looking at media files specifically.
I don't think it would be the disk itself as the files are either there or not and shouldn't be visible on any computer if they are not actually there.

A second question - was this a simple usb external or did it have its own power adapter included?

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Hey all,

I have a 3TB Seagate Barracuda drive which I use as a data (storage) drive. It's formatted NTFS, and I use the GPT partition scheme so that I can access the single large partition.

I had the drive attached via SATA to USB connector to a computer that went down suddenly a few days ago. When I tried to plug in the drive into a Windows computer, a very weird thing happened. The drive was there, but it wasn't quite recognized. Windows Explorer wouldn't load My Computer, and would just show a magnifying glass over the My Computer icon in the left sidebar.

However, when I entered Disk Management, the drive was shown normally, and had a drive letter assigned to it as well. Nothing abnormal there. While in DM, I was even able to right-click the drive and select "Open" and "Explore" which would open the drive's contents in a new Explorer window. So far, so good.

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A:3TB Seagate drive shows "negative" space?

Most likely the file table (GPT) got corrupted due to the PC crashing. That means the data is all on the drive but the table that keeps track of it all got screwed up.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Diogones


Should I try to recover what I can with a data recovery program, and reformat the drive to repair the NTFS file system and partition scheme.


Yes.
The first thing anyone should do before trying to fix things is backup the data.
Then wipe the drive (zero-out using PW or Diskpart) and afterward, using Disk Management, install it and initialize it as GPT, then create a new volume.







  
Quote: Originally Posted by Diogones


And will it recognize the drive as a 3TB, and not just a 700GB drive?


If you do as above, yes








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Diogones


Are my files recoverable now, since I haven't reformatted anything yet?


They should be. Try Recuva. It's free and and easy to use, and should do the job.

You could also (after recovering data!) try using Partition Wizard to "Rebuild the GPT". But that may not work now since you have already made other changes.

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Shocked to see my c drive already filled without even having much files stored in it...so installed windir to find out which files occupied these spaces and found out

CBS 103.6 GB..
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what these files are? can i delete this?

Pls see the picture attached.

thank's

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First let take a different look at things. I have no idea how well SpaceSniffer works.
103 gb of CBS log is a huge, very huge amount.

Complete the tutorial by Golden.

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Is that all the description of your issue that you're going to provide? Zero, except for the subject?  We really do need more details please.
 
What Lenovo M-series machine are you talking about, and what OS (Win7, Win8.1 or Win10)?
 
Did you get your Lenovo machine from Lenovo, or did you buy it elsewhere?  How did the OS get installed (i.e. pre-installed, or did you do it yourself)?
 
Is it just one thumb drive you have this problem with?
 
Has your thumb drive been used on an Apple computer?
 
Is the thumb drive formatted as FAT32 or NTFS or something else, usable by Apple?
 
How large is your thumb drive?  Is it partitioned?
 
Are you using USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 for the thumb drive?  What brand and model?
 
Can you provide a screenshot from Windows Explorer on some other machine of the contents of the thumb drive which you say doesn't show up on your Lenovo machine.

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