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Hard drive space decreasing and showing less space available

Q: Hard drive space decreasing and showing less space available

Hey guys,
I'm having a big problem with my hard drive space. First of all it keeps decreasing for no apparent reason when i am connected to the internet even though i'm not downloading anything. And i'm not talking about mb but GB!! My first guess was a vius so i ran my antivirus (avast) and removed some issues, but the trouble continues... I installed the WinDirStas as i saw in other posts to find if i missed something. And to my surprise i discovered that my HD is occupied by ~80GB of unaccessible files! I'm not sure i am saying that correctly so see for yourselves...

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A: Hard drive space decreasing and showing less space available

I think you should read as 8 point 8... but you do need more overhead for Windows. Look at your pagefile settings in System and maybe have a look at what Windows Indexing settings are...

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I am facing a serious problem where my hard drive space decreases during the day, even when I'm not using the PC, to the point where the windows alert balloon appears telling me I am running out of space. I have 2+GB free on a 40GB (37.2GB formatted) drive. Once I reboot, the system recognizes the 2+GB free space on the drive and the cycle begins again. This just started recently. I used a couple of registry cleaners recently (not sure if they have anything to do with it), Pointstone System Cleaner 5.5 and Registry Clean Expert 4. I don't think the problem was evident when using Pointstone's product. I ran chkdsk and came up clean. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Decreasing Hard Drive Space

You need to delete files you no longer need, or move them to a different drive, or save them on cds or dvds or a second drive, either external or internal..

You need to have at least 15% free space for the drive to function properly.

2gigs on a 40gig drive is way to little. 15% would be 6gigs.

Clean your temp files, delete programs you no longer use, empty the recycle bin

The registry alone is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to reclaiming space.

If your computer is operating perfectly, except for the limited space notice, eliminate all but the last Windows System Restore Point.
Think about getting a second hdd if you do not already have one. If you do, move your data to the second drive.

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I have been looking at it and seems to decrease by 100MB every minute. Why is that? I am not downloading anything, i cleared my internet data and nothing happened.

A:hard drive space decreasing

Hello Vista_32bit,

You might check to see if it may be System Restore using up the space creating restore points by seeing what the MAX allowed storage size is, and what is currently being used.

System Restore - disk space

Hope this helps,

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Hi. I have no malware issues, but i just wanted to clear unneccessary things out of the computer.. Can you help me?

My harddrive only 7GB left.. I uninstalled many things but still cant increase the hard drive..
My DDS log

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Mahmud65 at 20:55:32.44 on Mon 20/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.60.1033.18.2551.1595 [GMT 8:00]

AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSR... Read more

A:Hard drive space decreasing

Any help? My hard drive keep decreasing

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I have a strange problem happening on my hard drive. This morning I was sitting at the PC hacking away at something, and I looked up at the Rainmeter C drive used space meter on the desktop and noticed that it had gone up a GB. That was not unusual as it fluctuates with system restores some. But, as the next 20-30 minutes went by, the used space went up by 12 GB. Once it had risen 5-6 GB, I started trying to determine what was happening. I opened the program Everything to see if there were any new large files but couldn't find any new ones.

I tried two system restore points, but neither worked. The process completed for each, but a message on the restore menu said the restore didn't work because of an illegal shutdown. The only thing I can think of that could have something to do with this would be an installation and removal I performed yesterday of Bumptop, an active desktop utility that I had been wanting to get a look at for awhile. The program wouldn't work, so I removed it using Comodo Programs Manager.

The restarts seem to have stopped the ever decreasing space on the drive, but I don't know what to do. I'd like to get that 12 GB back. Any tips or advice would be better than what I've got, so thanks...

Sorry, this is in XP SP3

UPDATE/EDIT: Ran system restore in Safe Mode, and it worked fine. It had to be the longest system restore I've ever performed, but when the reboot was complete, the used space on the hard drive had gone up s... Read more

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So recently starting around on January ‎16, ‎2015, my hard drive space was starting to decrease. My computer is a Dell Inspirion One 19, and it runs a 64-bit version of Windows 7. I also got the computer around August 2010.
My computer had around 232 GB before the problem started, but it's now down to 200 GB as of now as seen by this image. It kept going down from then on. I used CCleaner, but it gave me back just 5 GB, and it went away after that. I tried to get rid of the problem with Avast, Malwarebytes and TDSSKiller, but they didn't help at all. I'm having a similar problem to what these guys had.  I also tried WinDirStat before, but I couldn't seem to find the problem. I can however show you some images of it on my computer if you like.
On January ‎11, ‎2015, I brought back my computer to college after winter break, and while on the trip, the computer fell down a bit, but I caught it with my hand before it could hit the floor of the truck, so I don't know if that damaged it or not. But it might not be that since my computer didn't suffer many symptoms you would get from a damaged hard drive.
So what could be the problem?

A:Hard Drive Space Decreasing

Hello and Welcome -
Please do not be offended, but to guide you to a similar topic, you must try and produce a few logs, and read below ........
The mentioned post is in Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in the general Windows area, and handled by Experts.
Please follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide starting at Step 6.
If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create two logs. Note: Windows 8.1 Users will not be able run   DDS and create a log     Mod Edit:  Prep Guide now modified to request FRST logs, DDS is part of the past - Hamluis.
When you have done that, Copy and Paste your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log(s) along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. If you cannot produce any of the required logs or you're using Windows 8.1, then still start the new topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happened when you tried to create them. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clea... Read more

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Hey.. i think i'm infected with a virus, trojan..etc, My C HARD DRIVE keeps going to zero and i keep deleting files to make some space, but it still goes back to zero.. it decreases slowly by every minute!I had about like 5gb left on my C drive out of 195gb, i went to sleep, woke up and there was 0 space left, i scanned my C with avast, and it found a virus in temporary files, "C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Temp\AutoRunPro0\Parche\replace.exe" (i think it had the same icon as avast), it said it deleted it but really didn't but i found a way to delete it, i also installed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and found nothing.. also installed CCleaner it deleted the temporary files, and i got 2.5 space, and i deleted more stuff now i got 17gb free, its decreasing now its 16.3gb while im typing!! I have no solution till now.. please replay ASAP! :D thank you!!===========================================================I FOUND THE SOLUTION.. it was a .LOG FILE.. it was increasing every second.. it was about 38GB when i figured it out!!!it was for a program called DVB Link.. i uninstalled the program, restarted and deleted the 38GB LOG FILE!!!now nothing decreases and i got lots of space back! so it was NOT a virus, trojan..etc, just a LOG FILE!!!! :D

A:Space on C hard drive keeps Decreasing, virus?

Thank you for sharing your solution! I'm glad to hear things are okay now.
Since this issue is resolved, I will now close this topic.

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I've recently noticed my hard drive C disk space keeps getting smaller and smaller even when I am not doing anything.
I don't know what to do.  The space keeps shrinking and shrinking.  I am down to 7.5 GB of free space.
I am on an Asus laptop Asus Notebook K52F/K62F Series.  Windows Home 7 Premium.
Someone please help me.  I don't know what to do.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16660  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Derek at 4:44:19 on 2014-05-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3885.1792 [GMT -4:00]
AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 *Enabled/Outdated* {77DEAFED-8149-104B-25A1-21771CA47CD1}
SP: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 *Enabled/Outdated* {CCBF4E09-A773-1FC5-1F11-1A056723366C}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\ASLDRSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AT... Read more

A:Hard Drive Disk Space C Is Decreasing!

Hello bmetay,My name is Cody and I'll be helping you clean up your computer. I will reply as soon as possible (typically within 24 hours). In turn, I ask that you please respond within 72 hours. If you know you will be away longer than that, I just ask for notice ahead of time.Please do note any time differences between us. If I do not respond within 48 hours, feel free to send me a private message.==========================================================================Some points for you to keep in mind:We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Periodically update me on the condition of your computer, and provide detail in every post.In the upper right han... Read more

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Hi there,

My hard drive space is suddenly decreasing rapidly (30MB every few seconds), and I don't know what's causing it. It was 14 GB a couple of days ago. I've restarted my computer, and I've deleted some data, so it's just under 1 GB now (it got to a critical point earlier where it was at 96 KB).

My firewall was also oddly deactivated when I restarted my computer, but I've reactivated it now. I'm running a virus scan with AVG at the moment, but I have no idea what this could be. Could anyone help with this? Are there any well-known viruses or other nuisances that have this calling card?

Thank you.

A:Hard drive space decreasing rapidly

Virus scan is useful, but AVG is not so good. Use other scanners - e.g. Superantispyware and Malwarebytes. Also check your shadowstorage. Maybe a lot of restore points were created. The command is

vssadmin list shadowstorage

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So I have recently noticed that the free space on my hard drive is rapidly decreasing. I would not be asking for help if i knew that i was downloading things taht were causing this but im not downloading anything. I recently noticed that my hard drive free space would decrease by about 1-2 Gb a day. Today I noticed that i was down to 441 Gb. I decided to defrag my comp and now it went down to 436Gb...that's 5 GB without downloading a single thing...please can someone help me to figure out what is going on? Whether or not my computer is downloading something itself, or something is duplicating itself at a rapid rate?

please can someone help me figure out what is going wrong with my computer?

A:My Hard drive free space is rapidly decreasing!?

Welcome to TSF!

Vista has a default size of 15% of the drive size allocated to System restore points.
Each time one is created an additional amount of hard drive space is used up to the
I just let it create these points and use up to the 15%. If I would get low on space, I would use disk cleanup to delete all but the last point. I have never needed to as of yet.

You can reduce that size if you wish.

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I bought a new Dell about three weeks ago, which came with Vista home premium, 64bit, SP1. It has a 700 gig hard drive. I have maybe 45 gigs worth of anything on here, and it says I only have 553 free gigs. Every so often it drops a gig or so, and when I boot it up in the morning it's lost anywhere from 5-8.

I had my computer reformatted and it still isn't doing anything to fix it. Why is this happening, should I be worried, how can I fix it?

A:Vista displays incorrect hard drive space, keeps decreasing

Hello DKwiggin,
Found a couple of sites that can explain it better than me. This may or may not be the problem, i cant think what else it could be, especially after a re-install.

Vista Hands On #16: A smarter way to manage System Restore space | Ed Bott?s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

Where's All My Disk Space Going? (Vista) - Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion

Hope this helps.
Good luck and post your results,thanks.

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I have a Seagate 7200.12 Barracuda 1tb drive. If I go into my drive and highlight all items, including hidden ones, it shows up at 392gb, which should be give me approximately 540gb left. However, if I click properties of my drive, it shows that I only have 14.9gb left. I already tried the whole shadow drive and it was originally set at around 250gb, now I've changed it to 15% of my drive, but the amount of free space remains the same. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Hard drive showing less space than I actually have

Ill be up front with you, I cannot answer the question.

The good news is, THIS can.

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Fours days ago i installed a game on my pc (Harry Potter and the deathly hallows 2)
and after ending it i uninstalled it and that's when the problem started. I kept seeing this even after uninstall....

I have to to uninstall again and again but i just get this.
The main problem is that after every restart my hard drive space keeps decreasing, i was down to 36mb left 3 hours ago and had to delete 30GB of my junk and now i'm down to

Please how can i resolve this...?

A:Hard disk space rapidly decreasing

Quote: Originally Posted by Bezee


Fours days ago i installed a game on my pc (Harry Potter and the deathly hallows 2)
and after ending it i uninstalled it and that's when the problem started. I kept seeing this even after uninstall....Attachment 210716

I have to to uninstall again and again but i just get this.
Attachment 210717

The main problem is that after every restart my hard drive space keeps decreasing, i was down to 36mb left 3 hours ago and had to delete 30GB of my junk and now i'm down to Attachment 210718

Please how can i resolve this...?

Try downloading the program again and installing it. Then use the "Repair" function in "Add/Remove" programs if available. Afterwards try to remove the program again.

If the above doesn't work try downloading and installing Revo Uninstaller then use it to attempt removal. Revo is free and can be downloaded from;

Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose the download link on the left side column for the free version. See screen shot below;

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i seriously cannot understand why the c drive space keeps on decreasing
i have a windows 7 64 bit installed on my laptop and the only major software package installed on it is the adobe cs5 master collection

i use ccleaner and disk clean up regularly and also clean the adobe cache files

but still the space is decreasing just a few weeks back the disk had 77 GB of free space and now its down to 70 -my surfing is a lot and i use any video converter and youtube downloader as well due to my multimedia studies

i cannot understand why is the space decreasing so despite maintenance can anyone help me please

A:C Drive Space keeps decreasing

Download and use windrstat. I guess that it is restore points and shadow points.

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i have a seagate backup plus 5 tb drive that's around 3 months old and has worked fine up until now. something happened, no idea what, but now it shows almost no free space. the drive is completely empty, and it only has 236 kb of available drive space. i've looked in disk management and everything looks fine there. all 4600 gb is showing up. when i try adding a file over 236 kb, it says there's not enough space. formatting the drive didn't help. currently using fat, but i tried formatting ntfs and it said windows was unable to complete the format. anyone got any suggestions?

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My mother got a new Dell Inspiron 1318 with a 250G Internal HD. She's only had it for 2 weeks and hasn't done much of anything to it yet but she just noticed that in Explorer it shows the C Drive only having 31G of space and a recovery partition with 10G. I went into the partition editor and the C drive shows that it is a 223G partition but If I right click on it, it shows 31G again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Explorer not showing all of hard drive space.

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I just installed a secondary hard drive for storage purposes. It's an 80GB but only showing 31.4GB free and 66 used.

I formatted it with the Maxtor Blaster disk that came with it and I looked on the drive and it is showing two folders, both empty. One says System Volume Information and the other says Recycler but as I say, both are empty.

What to do now? Format using fdisk?

I'm running windows 2000. Thanks.

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Hello. Good day! Can you help me too in my problem.
My laptop is Dell Inspiron Win7 Home Basic 64Bit.
Intel core i3
320 GB
2.00 Gb Ram
Partition is:
(C- 20GB
(D- 250 GB
AV: McAfee

My OS (C is decreasing every second. I dont install any games or software except MSOffice,Mozilla and CCleaner.
I swear I disk clean up, defrag at use CCleaner just to free some disk space in my laptop but it still decreasing. Please help me(

A:Free space on C drive keeps decreasing?

Quote: Originally Posted by ACA1114

Hello. Good day! Can you help me too in my problem.
My laptop is Dell Inspiron Win7 Home Basic 64Bit.
Intel core i3
320 GB
2.00 Gb Ram
Partition is:
(C- 20GB
(D- 250 GB
AV: McAfee

My OS (C is decreasing every second. I dont install any games or software except MSOffice,Mozilla and CCleaner.
I swear I disk clean up, defrag at use CCleaner just to free some disk space in my laptop but it still decreasing. Please help me(

are you sure your C drive is only 20gb??, this is way too small for win7, at the very least it needs 15 GB just to install, then you need the page file which on my sys is 15gb, 10% of your drive should be free for basic running.

I have just changed my 64 gb SSD to 180 GB just to stop my OS complaining every so often lol

My SSD takes up 58GB, thats with Hibernate switched off , and all programes installed to my d: drive.

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the space on my C drive keeps decreasing,

i was doing my regular work and i recieved a message saying the space in my c drive is low.. i usually used to have around 13GB of free space..but it turned to just 1GB in a while.. it comes back to 13GB or 12 GB after i restart my computer but again goes back to very low..it even reaches to some kb...

i have tried defragmenting, registry cleaning, deleting system restore... but it didn't helped i am using win 7 63x

A:HELP! free space on C drive keeps decreasing!

Just had a similar thread
System drive content getting larger

Hopes it helps someone.

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Hi, i'm new to this site, and i have some problems with my computer.
Recently, i noticed that my Drive C have no space left.I tried deleting something, and after a while, the disk became full again.
It's gradually increasing.I found this "Rar.exe" running on my task manager. It kept running even if i end it's process tree.
And i found something with my antivirus. It seems that i can't run my Kaspersky antivirus because it's avp.exe value is "forbidden key" on the registry( i don't really know what i'm talking about =\).My other antivirus suggest to delete it, but it couldn't do it for some reason.


A:Virus is decreasing my Drive C space

Hello, do you have 2 AV's active at the same time? If so,one has to be shut down as it is conflicting with the other.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to ... Read more

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My OS is windows 7 32bit. What I have done to prevent decreasing is:
1. disable system restore on all drives.
2. turn off hybernation
3. move pagefile to other drives.
The problem is it is still decreasing, though in a lower rate.
Any suggestions?

A:Free space on C drive keeps decreasing?

welcome to the forum.

Maybe gie us more detail on how much space you have and how much it takes.

use ccleaner every once a while. defrag every once a while. Actually I only use Defraggler to see how much space is taken. Not sure if that Windows thing tells me what it wants me to see, or everything.

My C-drive uses 54-62 GB. I assume all fluctuation is windows related since I installed all applications a long time ago. As long as it goes down every once a while, I wouldn't worry. Sometimes you don't see the decrease before rebooting. AV software and other software also uses some temporary space. should check those settings to not accumulate too many log files.

Edit: when you deinstall software, make sure it deleted all the files. Some software just has incomplete deinstallation routines that leave data on the disk, like user data etc.

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i am using vista home premium

my C: drive disk space is decreasing even though i never install anything

why is that so?

A:C: drive disk space decreasing?

More than even odds that its shadow copies
To find out for sure download windirstat and see everything that is on your hard drive.

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Today, my free space for C drive was 49gb out of 70gb. But after loading some videos in youtube, the free space decreases to 47.9gb!! I have CCleaners and I do delete some of the system restores. Please help me cause I'm trying to save my computer space. I'm so desperate until I create my own system restore and delete them, but the space still remains at 47.9gb.

A:Decreasing of free space in C drive

@ michellewjy did you check user profile in C drive because by default most of download is saved automatically in user profile...
here the path to check that: C:\Users\select your profile name\downloads
you can also try: Start Menu\your profile name\downloads

Also check the number of restore points you have & the total size being occupied by them on your C drive...
you check by:Start Menu\type "create restore point"\under "system protection"\click "configure"\under "disk space usage" check the total usage..

Lets know if this resolve the issue, if not then we will check further....

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i am using vista home premium

my C: drive disk space is decreasing even though i never install anything

why is that so?

A:C: drive disk space decreasing?

Well "Restore Points" are being made, temp files are being saved to the drive as you visit different web pages and even the music you visit are being saved to the temp area. And we can go with a longer list if you like.

So how much disk space are you losing in what time frame?

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Hello, Seven Forums! I've been lurking about for a bit, and have been able to find all the answers to my problems here just by searching. Until Now. I've been trying to create a hard drive partition to dual wield Windows 7 and Windows 8, but when I go to shrink C: to create the new partition, it says "Querying Volume for available shrink space, please wait..." for about five minutes. Now I'm fine with this, but when that finishes, I get this.

So, I mentally "Hmm" and head on over to my disk properties, and find exactly what I was expecting to find.

Next, I tried using the command prompt (Tutorial I clicked in Pic 1) to shrink the volume, but that told me there wasn't enough space either. What do I do? Smash my computer? Open obscure files? Abandon ship?

A:Hard Drive Showing no space to create partition

This is normal. The MFT which is sitting high up on the partition is blocking it and Disk Management cannot move the MFT.

If you want to shrink it, you have to use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. That can move the MFT. Have a look at Option 3 here - but instead of shrinking on the left side I would shrink on the right side (same procedure).

To be safe, make an image of C before you manipulate it. Better be safe than sorry.

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Hi. Not so sure this is the right place for this. If it's wrong, I apologize, and hope someone will be so kind as to direct me to the right forum or help me anyway.

I've been burning DVDs and deleting files off my computer, but instead of increasing the hard disk space, the free space report when I go to My Computer and click on C: keeps decreasing. Is there a way to refresh it and check what's going on? I've been installing some apps, yes, but none so large as to take something like 7 GB of space all at once.

Thanks so much!

A:Hard disk space keeps decreasing on record even if I'm deleting files

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a common problem, but i could not find any virus that causes it for this one, any ideas? i used windirstat and the the screenshot is here, pls help, thank u

attached are the suspected regions that might causes the problem
if u guys need any other regions, reply and i will screen shot it

A:Slowly but surely decreasing C drive space

1. Check "winsxs" folder inside your "Windows" folder. That keeps on growing in size as you install/update Windows components cuz it stores backups and other important things in there. You can check here though. You can also use TuneUp Utilities to clean up your C a bit. Please don't. It helps you remove update backups.

2. Also, many apps and Windows itself stores temporary files on C: itself. Temp folders can be manually cleaned by typing "%temp%" into Run box and deleting everything you find in that folder.

3. System restore points are also primarily stored in C. They do take a considerable amount of space.

4. Another space eater is you Appdata folder located at C:\Users\<username>\ (system hidden). Applications use this place to store their temp files in specific folders. For example, Chrome stores ALL its data here in the Local folder, which can grow upto a gig.

5. All browsers store their cache and other data on C by default.

And BTW, what is that "installer" folder doing in there? That must be deleted if it's not your stuff.

These are probably the reasons why you see space on C vanishing day by day.

Hope that helped.

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So i managed to kinda mess up my hard drive that was in my old laptop and i got a new hard drive. The old hard drive i took to a technican and he fixed it. When i hooked up the old hard drive using one of those "thingies"(forgive my ignorance) that make the hard drive like an external one. so i open it and i am asked to format, the problem is that the size written is 100MB eventhough my drive is 500GB. Thanks in advance

A:500GB hard drive showing 100mb space when formatting

How is it shown in Disk Management ? "?
The 100Mb space may be leftover from the Windows install.

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One of my hard drive's isnt showing the proper ammount of space. I have two har drives on my machine a 160 and a 60 gig. The 160 has windows installed the the other is a back up. Anyone when I started my machine and went to the 60 gig hard drive all my files are gone. At what makes it worst is that it shows that it is only 20 mb's big. How do I fix this.

A:One of my hard drive's isnt showing the proper ammount of space.

Hi there timobjill....

Your hard drive may have become damaged/corrupt. You could try downloading the manafacturer's diagnostic utility and then perform an in depth scan with it?

Also, what does it say in Disk Management about your hard drives?

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
- Click OK

You should see info on your hard drives there...post back on what you see, you can also post a screenshot if you like :)

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Yesterday after updating avast to the latest version 2015.10.0.2206,a program named ccdpatch.exe was detected as rootkit.I uploaded the file to virus total and it came up with only 1 detection from "The Hacker".So I released it from quarantine.Moreover the latest update was causing some system lag,so I had to uninstall avast,and I installed MSE.The computer performance and responsiveness became much better.But from yesterday I am witnessing continual decrease of free space in my windows C:/ drive(total size of C:/ drive 97.5 GB).The free space was around 72 GB,but now it has come down to 56.7 GB.There is not slow down or pop ups as it is commonly witnessed in malware infection.But the free space is going down.I ran full scan with MSE it was clean.I then ran a scan with MBAM free,Hitman pro and herdprotect.All came up with clean results.But the problem is persisting.I have calculated the size of all folders in C:/ drive and it was around 23 GB.Now I don't get any clue that how this 17.8 GB is utilized.I have not installed any other software other than MSE.Please advise me what I am to do now?
My system specifications are-
CPU-intel core i3 2nd gen
R.A.M-2 G.B.
HDD-500 G.B.
OS-Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
graphics card-1G.B. intel
Resident av-Microsoft Security Essentials
On Demand scanner-MBAM Free,Hitman pro,Herdprotect
Thank you.

A:windows c:/ drive free space gradually decreasing.Not sure what is going on.

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-se... Read more

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Hello, I recently bought the HP Stream 11 and for some reason every time i use it the space on my C-Drive  free space keeps on decreasing and since it is the stream model i only have 21GB of space. i tried: Disk Cleanup, emptying the recycle bin and arranging the restore setting, however its still decreasing. i lost about 4 GB in a matter of 3 days and the programs i downloaded are not as large as the space lost. Please Help Thanks

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I have an HP Envy 17 notebook. My notebook has 2 hard drive slots. It came with 2 500 GB HDD's. I decided to re vamp my laptop when I got it new. I put in a 40 GB SSD as my main drive. Desiganted as the C: Drive. I didnt have money for anything larger and I had my mind set on having a fast SSD instead of a normal HDD. I also put in a 320 GB Hard drive as the secondary drive. Its my E: Drive.

I also put in 8GB of Random Access memory. It came with 4GB. I then Installed Windows 7 Ultimate to my 40 GB SSD. I had about 7 GB left after installing. I just wanted a fast boot up. And I wanted Windows to run fast and smoothly.

Awhile later My SSD started having space disappear for no reason. I wasn't installing anything new on the drive, nor was I saving anything extra to it either. The extra 7 GB dwindled down to about 200 MB. Now my notebook is always running on low disk space. I have tried removing unwanted programs. I also tried clearing out cookies, history and my cache. Even tried removing system restore and shadow copies. And also tried the windows disk cleanup utility.

Does anyone know why my SSD started to have space magically vanish? I would like the space back. And can anyone give me any other ideas on how to free space on the drive? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

A:Running out of hard drive space. Need info on how to clear up much needed space.

Probably windows updates that have been downloaded. 40GB is pretty small for Windows 7. You could running through the disk cleanup utility located in START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS

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My solid state drive is half full of with and unknown CAB file (see attached WinDirStat report. I'm running out of space. I've disabled imaging and everything else that I can find to disable and have all data on my D drive which is setup with 2 drives 1 TB each for a total storage space of 1 TB. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! The attached screen shot from yesterday has the file size at 66.3 and today it is at 67.5. Looks like computer cancer.

Thanks so much for considering this.

A:running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space

Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

Your attachment(s) aren't visible to us.

Please reattach your WinDirStat report properly using this following guide:-

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Alternatively, you could also generate a screenshot of your WinDirStat window and upload it for our perusal using this guide:-


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How do I put the hard drive space used and free space on the Partition C: ? Partition D:\ and Partition E:\ has it but for some reason drive C:\ is missing it doesn't say how much space is used and how much space is free. The GBs are missing

A:How to bring back the amount of free space and used space on a hard drive

I'm a little confused about your question

You can't see how much drive space you have left when viewing your C drive via My Computer, or similar?

If you right-click on My Computer and select Manage, when the new window pops up click on Disk Management from the left hand side. What does that tell you about C drive? Assuming your C drive is actually a hard drive (and not a CD drive or something, though I have never heard of this happening and don't even know if it's possible to have C as your CD drive), you should see details at the top of the screen such as how much space you have left, by percentage of total capacity, as well as GB

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I'd like to run a batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space available, then run some commands to create a directory to copy the files from remote server.

Read a text file with all the server ips
Run as service account
Verify that there is enough space on C:
Create a Install directory on remote server
Then copy the file from my computer remote server.

Can anybody please help me!!!

A:batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space

I found this code on "SpiceWorks.com'.

I have not tested. I have not test (just to be clear). It's set up to determine % of free space (on a text file listing of servers) but could be modified to do what you want.

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New one on me.
Just reformatted my 250GB WD HD and re-installed WIN XP OS 2002 and put service pack 2 on.
Only installed the essentials and a couple extras : MS Office 2007, ASUS drivers, EPSON printer drivers (with Arc Soft Print Creations), MS intellipoint for my wireless Mouse/keyboard, ATI drivers Catalyst Control Center, Firefox, KM Player and iTunes.
In my C drive properties I have 113GB Used and 119GB Free.
Ran a scan with both WinTree and JDisk Report and both show 6.5 GB being used (Windows 2.4GB, Program files 1.1GB, Files in the directory 2GB, and Documents and settings is about 1GB)
I just jumped into system properties and checked "show hidden files and folders" as well as Un-checked "Hide Protected Operating System Files"
Went into my Disk Manager to check on the partition in case I created a new one by accident. I knew I didn't cause I formatted and the C Drive NTFS Is healthy with 232.88GB.
Its a pretty simple setup
AMD 64 FX-62 Dual Core 2.8 GHz
2GB of RAM
ASUS M2A-VM HDMI Motherboard
Nothing in the PCI or AGP slots - all off the MB
I also have a 1TB Western Digital External HD hooked up into the USB with 365GB of files on it.

Any Ideas?
Thanks guys

A:Hard Drive not showing correct amount of free space in properties

113 Gb + 119GB = 232 GB, I don't see where the problem is. Are you asking why it isnt showing up as 250Gb? The manufacturers capacity is 250Gb when figure using the Decimal (Base 10) system where one Gb is 1,000,000,000 bytes. But the computer doesn't read it in Base 10, it reads it in Binary where the Gb =1,073,741,824 bytes so when you divide 250,000,000,000 by 1073741824 it equals 232.8306436538696 Gb

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Hi to all! I just upgraded to Windows 10 just 3 days ago. Everything was smooth until I noticed a drive named "F". However, there are no usb or external hdd that are being used by my laptop. The drive F could not be right-clicked in order to see and an error message appears when I click on it. Another problem is my hdd space is mysteriously decreasing, from 463gb yesterday to 459gb today. How can I solve this? Thanks.

A:Drive F with question mark and disk space mysteriously decreasing

Hi, welcome to the mysterious and sometimes confusing world of Win 10.

F: - suggest you post a screenshot of Disk Management
(Windows key + R, type
- maybe something odd related to your media card slot?

As regards your disk space, first make sure your data is separate from your OS - on a separate partition or disk. I would imagine you have quite a lot of personal data on C: looking at the size of it.

Second, having just installed Win 10, you will receive updates. However, the number of updates after each major build is quite limited, as many updates are cumulative, so not 100s as in Win 7. So you might see some change initially. Some drivers may be delivered later - so for example, you might find your graphics driver takes space.
(Apps (the universal apps) are also regularly updated according to a scheduled task but should not result in loss of space).

Clearly that should all stabilise quite quickly, and you should not see a progressive reduction in space.

Suggest you check to see what is newer on your drive if yuo want to try to find out what's happening.
E.g. install Everything by void tools, free, let it index (quick) and search for (say) files > 10Mb and newer than your installation date.

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My pc has been very sluggish for quite some time now; it gets slower and slower the longer it is left running and my suspicion of a virus/malware infection was confirmed when the Panda ActiveScan picked up a bunch of threats.
Right now, there are 7 svchost.exe files running in my task manager: 4 are SYSTEM, 2 are NETWORK SERVICE, and 1 is LOCAL SERVICE. I don't know if that is a big deal or not but it seems odd that there are always at least 5 - 6 svchost.exe files running.
Also, my disk space has been decreasing recently; I have not downloaded/installed anything recently (besides the 5 step requirements for this post). I had 2.07 gigs free in my C drive today morning; there are 1.92gigs left now in the same drive. I currently have Kaspersky Anti-virus 7.0 and Sunbelt CounterSpy installed on my pc.

I have attached the ActiveScan file exported from the Panda ActiveScan. The HijackThis file is as follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:39:59 PM, on 4/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
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A:Sluggish Cpu; Multiple SVCHOST files; Decreasing Free Space on C drive

Bump .

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

A:system drive shows decreasing free space randomly in each 'refresh' in explorer

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I have a TOSHIBA Satellite L305-S5933. It has a 250gb of hard space. About 225gb after formatting. Its about two years old.

I had only 4.37gb of free space so I decided to free up some space. I deleted more than 50gb of movies from the drive and it still shows the same 4.37gb of free space. How can I fix this?

A:Solved: Large deletions aren't showing up as free hard drive space on Toshiba Laptop

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Hi everyone. My name is Jimmy. I'm using a lenovo 3000 n100 laptop running windows vista with SP1. Recently I noticed that my 100GB hard drive was running out of space. So I deleted nearly all my space-hogging applications and media. Windows explorer said there was still being around 70GB being used. Since I had only a few GB of documents/media and no huge programs, I suspected that this was wrong.

I proceeded to "clean up" my disk space: deleting temporary files with windows disk cleaner, running the chkdsk utility, doing a complete defrag. I deleted all but my last system restore point, deleted my hibernation files, and checked shadow copy (shadowcopy was only using about 1GB of space... not the culprit). I ran CCleaner and then full scans of Windows Defender, AVG, and Spybot S&D.

All of this freed up about 10GB, but explorer said there was still supposedly a whopping 60GB taken up on my 100GB hard disk. Highlighting and selecting the properties of all the files in C, even with hidden files & super hidden files enabled, said it was about 25GB. I also downloaded a program called JDiskReport which calculates disk usage and, affirming my suspicions, JDiskReport showed about 27GB of usage.


So, why then the difference of 30GB between windows explorer and jdiskreport? Someone recommended that I boot from a disk or another OS and examine my C drive from there. So, I booted my laptop from WinPE on a... Read more

A:interesting junction problem - hard drive showing wrong amount of free disk space

H Jimmy. . .

Welcome to TSF Vista SUpport.

I know exactly what you are talking about with Vista Junctions. If an app uses hard-coded directory (folder) names from the XP era and is now running in Vista, the Junctions will take it for the ride of its life usually down to about 17 directories deep - depending on the length of the dir name.

I need to know if you are Vista x64 or x86 and was it an XP upgrade?

If you are Vista x64 and the program that you ran is an x86 app, the results are useless b/c of virtualization and 3 folder in particular that can and sometimes cannot be found within the Windows directory - \system32, \syswow64, \sysnative.

Please get me a screenshot of Disk Management -
START | type diskmgmt.msc & hit enter | be sure to expand screen so all can be seen

Also, run these commands line-by-line from an elevated Administrative command prompt ("DOS") -
START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe above | select Run as Administrator | the black "DOS" screen will appear | copy.paste the following (to paste - right-click at the very top of DOS screen, select Edit, select Paste) - hit enter after each if necessary:


tree /a /f > "%userprofile%\documents\tree_users_10-30-08_a-f.txt" & start notepad "%userprofile%\documents\tree_users_10-30-08_a-f.txt"

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Any help will be very appreciated..

I have a 120gb maxtor on slave, the contents of the drive only amount to 68gb, therefore there should be 52gb free, well there ain't, there is 15 gb free, i have tried everything i can think of, disk cleanup, defrag and turned off system restore from the install, so it cant be that!

Please somebody help me find my 40gb without having to format, 68gb is a lot of dvds...lol

thanks in advance

A:Hard Disk Showing less space than it should

Well, it would be real helpful to know what O/S you run...

If you run 2K or XP, right click on My Computer, Manage, Disk Manager. You should get a display like the one below. What does that say about the disk?

Next, open a command prompt, and type:


Post the results

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Hey guys,

This morning when I woke up I noticed a very wierd and serious problem. I checked my C: drive and noticed that I only had 500mb left, I know for a fact that I had 700+/-mb left last night before going to bed. Thinking this was a mistake I left it and carried on normally. I was then chatting in IRC when the "Low Disk Space" warning popped up. I now had 100mb left !

ANY help will be greatly appreciated!

Extra information:
I left my computer on overnight.
I recently installed ShoutCast for my internet Radio station, I don't know if thats not maybe the problem?
I am running Windows XP Pro

Thanks guys/girls.

A:HDD Free Space Decreasing?

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hi every one,
please help with my problem.i am having hp notebook running on windows vista home premium.ram 1gb,160gb hard disk,dual core processor.70gb partition for c drive.initially it run well,recently from past 5 -6 months disk space decreasing on c drive, i dont understand where it's going.i have to delete some data every time to free space on c.i have run avg 9&then trend micronow found lots of spyware and viruses were fixed.run disk clean up,disk checkup,disk defragmentation,disabled the system restore points and cleaned up previous restore points through disk clean up.5 days back i have removed nero 8 and cleaned up 3.5gb .previously it showed 1.5gb ,sudddenly ran into low disk space.now all it has got is 1 gb.during this time i installed registry booster and i tunes.i dont even know where all the space is going,pls help!

A:disk space decreasing

Ive seen many viruses before that physically copy files like mad until the hard-drive is full....

You can either reformat your hardrive with a fresh copy of 7 or vista...

Or you can boot into safe-mode and run a full scan with malwarebytes and avg 9.0...

Links below...

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hi all!

i am having a problem with my c drive(the one which contains the windows xp installation).yesterday it had 700 mb of free space.and today i find it 70mb only!! and still decreasing.right now it's 3 mb
i just wanna mention that i started downloading something yesterday using downlaod accelerator and it's 1.2 gb in size.could that be the cause?may be it's creating a temp file or something.does that mean that the problem will end after it finishes download.or is it a virus or something.
anyone got a clue??
thnx alot

A:disk space decreasing by itself!!!

The temp files from your download could be causing this to go away. I'd say let it finish then see what happens. If no change then someone would be glad to help you.

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I started running premiere pro a couple of days back, and i noticed how my C drive disk space began to decrease. After i was done with my project, i deleted my premiere pro files, but the space did not return.

Plus, the longer i run my comp, the more space disappears.

I have ran defrag, disk clean up, ccleaner, and even scan for virus multiple times, but none solved my problem.

I know i am not the only one, as i have read other threads, but none of those threads are being answered.

If you have solved the problem, pls let me know. Because if i keep loosing my disk space, i cannot do anything on my computer.

I hope to see a reply soon.

A:Disk Space Decreasing (I'm not the only one, help pls!)

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