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

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

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!!!

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

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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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I'd like to run a batch file to check hard drice space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space available, run some commands to copy files. I have already completed the copy component of the batch file, but need some help with the hard drive checking. Anyone have any suggestions/willing to help?

Here's what I'm looking for in 'english'.

If the amount of hard drive space on C is greater than 15 GB, then run this command


Else - end batch file

A:Batch File to Check Hard Drive Space

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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!

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

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Earlier today, I downloaded Acronis True Image, before the download, I checked the available space on my C drive. I was told by Acronis that the download would only take 518MB on the disk but after the download I see there is over 9GB less free space. Is there anyway I can check what has happened?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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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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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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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...

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 have a 298 GB hard drive, when I got it there was 292 GB free. There's now 237 GB of free space. I'd totally be fine with that except I don't understand how I used up all that space. I recently updated from Windows XP to Windows Vista and it seems like the GB have been dropping off rapidly since I did that. In fact, yesterday at 9:20 PM I looked (and took a screen shot) and it said I had 249 GB of free space (I have the TreeSize program as well and it said i had used up 42.6 GB at the same time). I just checked a few minutes ago (at 4:00) and I now have 237 GB. How did I go down 12 GB in like 18ish hours? (Or however long it's been). (TreeSize is at 43.2 GB now). At this rate with in 2 to 3 weeks I'll be out of hard drive space.

A:Computer losing hard drive space


I suggest using WinDirStat to see where the space is going.

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I put in a 250 gb hard drive and my computer tells me I have 127 gb total. How can I get my computer to recognize it all? THANKS in advance for any and all help!

A:Computer not recognizing all space on hard drive

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I have an older Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop. Today I installed a 100GB hard-drive, but my computer only recognizes 27.9GB. I checked on the hard-drive, and it says it's a 120GB hard-drive. (I also installed more RAM so the computer is a lot faster, but I don't know it won't recognize the larger hard-drive.) Thanks in advance for any and all help.

A:New Hard-drive; Computer Doesn't Recognize More Space

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As the title says I have been having a weird issue since yesterday where every time I start my computer I have less free space available on my hard drive. For example before restarting my computer I had 606GB free and now I only have 559GB free. What would be causing this because I am not downloading or installing anything?

I read online that system restores could do this so went ahead and turned off system protection so that it would stop creating systems restores but it keeps doing this. Also My hard drive keeps becoming more and more fragmented despite repeated attempts at defragmenting. Before my last restart I was sitting at 17% fragmenting and now I am at 23% fragmented.

A:Less Free Space on Hard Drive after I start my computer

Go to the website of your hard drive manufacturer and test your hard drive, it may be failing.
Back up all of your stuff now, just in case. Put your stuff on an external hard drive.
If you hear any strange sounds or clicking that is another indication of a failing drive.

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On this computer I am having some very strange symptoms including my C drive is continues to become completely full with only about 2 GB of personal data (music, docs, photos,) and 1.5 GB of programs installed yet my computer is showing that the hard drive is completely full. Recently deleted some of my backed up files off of the C in order to make room for HJT and other programs needed for diagnostic yet before this there was zero bytes out of the 218GB available. I have ran AVG scans without any results and my MalwareBytes is expired. There are also other symptoms but do not have the screen shots of what is occurring. Also has crippled periperhal devices including Canon MF3010 laserjet printer. Any help would be appreciated.

My first post on the forum so I tried to post everything that I think that I need so far.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:18:51 PM, on 9/13/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16447)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Dell\apache\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AOL\1273550361\ee\aolsoftware.exe
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A:Computer Hard Drive down to minimal space, possible virus

Also found AVG Resident Shield Log which been showing repeated Trojans. I have the log that can be posted if requested. The trojan is called "Trojan horse Dropper.generic_c.MMI located in c:\Windows\System32\services.exe. AVG is listing as white listed. The most recent trojan was called Generic28.ANCI and AVG moved the virus to Virus Value a week ago.

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About a year ago I had an HP Windows XP computer that was only a year old at the time with two hard drives in it. It just freak out on me and when I booted it up one morning, all I got was a blue screen. I have not touched it until today and I went to Micro Center and bought a external case for the hard drive itself. Well now the data is not there nor is some of the space. This hard drive was a secondary hard drive in the computer, however, it is now partitioned into 2 drives. It originally had 300 GB on it and now it has 270 GB of Free Space and 9 GB partition with HP Recovery loaded on it. What in the world happen to my other space and my files. I tried to use EASEUS Data Recovery Software and it says that there are 129,310 files located on the drive. Wouldn't that be the Recovery files. I also tried the TREEsize Free and it said that there is O MB but there is a O MB of System Volume Information that is Access Denied! Even the BIOS only reads 279 GB!

Can anyone help me? This hard drive had the last 4 years of pictures of our kids on it along with over 4 years of data from our business that we would like to get back. We have still not been able to recreate all of that information. We loaded all of this from our older computer and then formatted that other computer and gave it away, so this is our only chance to get the data back. Someone please help.

Thank you in advance,


A:Need Help Computer Crashed! Hard Drive Missing Space

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I was just wondering if I used say...about 70% of my hard drive space would my computer slow down. If so, would it slow my computer down by a great amount?

A:Solved: Using more hard drive space = Slower computer?

Of course, the amount of space that I use isn't the whole story. Depending on how I have set my configuration parameters, Recycle, System Restore, and page file all use hefty slices as well. I found that as I passed 70% my system began to slow, and by the time I got to 80% it became very slow. My new exterior hard drive has allowed me to keep my local interior drive down to about 20-25% usage. Quick. Quick. Quick.

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Hi my friend,
Everyday a lot of new text files are created in a specific directory by an electronic invoice software. Nobody know why but in the end of the file there are a lot of blank spaces and it is causing a lot of problems when we're going to process all of them.
I removed these blank spaces from the end of the files manually and all files were processed well.
So I'd like to ask if somebody could help me to create a batch to remove double (or more) blank spaces from the files.
Thanks so much

A:Batch File to Remove Blank Space in Text Files

This worked for me under XP, I found it on another site. On the command line use the original file name and a new name to represent %1 and %2.

For example: CleanFile.bat OriginalText.txt NewFile.txt

@Echo Off
For /F "tokens=* delims=" %%A in (%1) Do Echo %%A >> %2

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Hello,I recently installed software that apparently contains malware. My computer's symptoms include a little slow on startup, after use of more than 30 minutes the computer becomes extremely slow at doing anything (looking at My Computer in Windows Explorer takes 5 minutes), it freezes (especially Firefox and Windows Explorer) and, in one incident, the computer failed to wake up from sleep mode (lights reactivated but screen was "off" [not black, "off"], no response, repeated attempts to wake it up failed). I have since uninstalled the software to see if it would make a difference, and it has gotten better, but I'd like to make sure that there is no residual malware left over - or if I have spoken too soon.Attached is the Attach.txt and Ark.txt that is required by the preparational page. Also, here is the contents of DDS.txt:
DDS (Ver_10-11-03.01) - NTFSx86
Run by ------ at 8:02:52.68 on Wed 11/03/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3003.1901 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Slow, Lagging, Freezing Computer + Ghost Space in Hard Drive

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open wit... Read more

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I had originally posted this issue on this forum but it was moved to the "Am I infected? What do I do?" forum.  We ran ESET online scanner, Malwarebytes, CCleaner, AdwCleaner, and Junkware Removal Tool.  We deleted or disabled start up items and scheduled tasks but computer still freezes up.  Only a reboot gets it going again.  Task Manager shows "Disk"  stuck at 100%.  There is 40 gigs space left on the drive.  It was recommended that I start a new topic on this forum.  We did find a suspicious file ... conime.exe, but I could not locate it to submit it to www.virustotal.com for evaluation.  Not sure if it is important or not but the on-screen keyboard keeps popping up. Stays gone for a while after closing but pops up again after a few minutes or whenever I open a different app. I ran FRST.  The files are attached.

A:computer freezes until reboot. Hard drive stuck at 100% but 40 Gig free space

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. 


FF DefaultSearchEngine: Google (avast)
FF SelectedSearchEngine: Google (avast)
FF Homepage: hxxps://www.google.com/?trackid=sp-006
FF Keyword.URL: hxxps://www.google.com/search/?trackid=sp-006
FF DefaultSearchUrl: hxxps://www.google.com/search/?trackid=sp-006
FF SearchEngineOrder.1: Google (avast)
FF NewTab: about:newtab
FF SearchPlugin: C:\Users\Heather\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\o1visahr.default\searchplugins\google-avast.xml [2015-09-30]
CHR Plugin: (Widevine Content Decryption Module) - C:\Users\Heather\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\WidevineCDM\\_platform_specific\win_x86\widevinecdmadapter.dll => No File
CHR Plugin: (Chrome PDF Viewer) - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\47.0.2526.106\pdf.dll => No File
CHR Plugin: (Adobe Acrobat) - C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll => No File
CHR Plugin: (Google Update) - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll => No File
CHR Plugin: (Java Depl... Read more

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 I have a computer that has their "c: drive" almost full (221 gb drive). Every time it boots a message comes up saying "Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you started your computer. The total paging file size for all disk drives may be somewhat larger than the size you specified." So first I tried adjusting the Virtual Memory BUT, I only have a drive C and a previous drive that is no longer there. So I am not for sure what drive to set my virtual memory to because there is not enough space on C drive with it being almost completely full and the one drive is non-existent. I am sure its a easy fix and im missing a step but i appreciate the help guys   Thanks!

A:Low Disk Space "Temporary File Space Error"

I would type Run in the search box. Start it and then in the Run box type %temp%. This will open up the temp folder for the current user. These files are safe to delete. Log in to every other user and use the same command. Once those are deleted, use Ccleaner to clear all the browser cache then set the Paging file to 1.5 times the RAM on the system.

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i installed ubuntu on my ssd and had a dual boot laptop, however i want to use my ssd as a cache drive, henceforth i deleted ubuntu and now i have unallocated space and free space on my ssd and i am wondering if i need to covert that into a new partitioned volume that can be used as a cache drive

A:Use unallocated space and free space on ssd as cache drive

I think you need to allocate the free space as a linux swap partition and format it as such.

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Setting up a new box, Vista sadly to say. Installed MS Office XP Pro and get the following error when closing MS Word ONLY. Excel saves without any errors.

The disk is full. Free some space on this drive, or save the document on another disk. Try one of the following:
*Close any unneeded documents, programs, and windows.
*Save the document on another disk.

I've moved the file location and same error. I cleaned up the drive including removing all restore point except the last one.

Now this thing has a 250 gig drive but it is also used for security in a mini mart with 8 cameras. There are about 145 Gigs of video from the security cameras on this box. At this time I am just setting it up, no cameras are connected, and the security program hasn't been set up yet. I just moved the files from the old drive to this one. BTW the old drive crashed.

I've tried the detect and repair in MS Word and no help. I have uninstalled MS Office and reinstalled and no help and even went into Properties and set the user up on quota with no limits and still no help.

So now I am at a loss and have no idea what to try next. Really don't want to delete the security files because it took 6 hours to transfer them to this computer and unless all else fails this isn't a option I want to use.

Now on the old box, which had XP Pro this, was not a problem so on Vista it should not be either but then Vista is a MS Software so this is understandable. Actually, the old box had a 15... Read more

A:disk space is full. Free some space on this drive

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My hard drive shows that 223 GB is being used on it. I did a manual tally of all folders on the hard drive and only came up with 77.5 GB. Nothing that I can find could or should take up that much space. I even ran a backup utility to take a total of the full disk to be backed up and it confirms 77.5.

What could possibly be using up all that extra space?

A:Used space 3 times greater than file space

Hi. . .

To see space usage by folder, download, install and run Treesize Free -


Regards. . .



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I keep getting the message "Low disc Space" You are running out of disc space on local disc C. I have checked my "Add/remove, but do not want to remove any of the programs. My computer is running very slow. I don't really have a lot of programs installed and can't figure out why I am getting this message. I was running a ghost program and am wondering if this could be a problem. I also find that when I run my Norton anti-virus, I seem to have many more files than expected. Is their any way that I can resolve this problem or find out what is typing up a lot of space without looking at the add/remove programs. I am almost intermediate, but am a bit of a dumbhead when it comes to this, so please be gentle. thanks for your help. Running windows XP

A:Low Disc Space- Running out of space on C drive

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Hello, I'm trying to help a friend whose notebook was infected with malware. She tried to clean it herself and the result is that Windows XP Pro sees the (C Drive as "Used space 0 bytes, empty space 0 bytes, capacity 0 bytes". Disk management sees Drive (C as "66.34 GB NTFS healthy system with 92% empty space" Disk management also sees "HP_Recovery (D 7.18 GB with 2% empty space" and "Unknown Partition 1.00 GB healthy with 14% empty space"

Because Windows XP thinks the disk has zero bytes of capacity and zero bytes of empty space, I am unable to download or install any diagnostic or anti malware utilities. I ran Avira Antivir Rescue System from the CD Drive and it found "TR/Drop.Agent.ahdz" Trojan in several files and it renamed the files. After the Antivir scan windows began to display the following message during startup "Windows is unable to open the following folder, folder: rncsys32.exe.XXX".

The PC boots and runs normal. The only problem is that the OS thinks the Hard Disk Drive is full.

Is there a way to make windows recognize that Drive (C does not have zero bytes of capacity and zero bytes of empty space? Also would deleting the Drive C: partition and restoring the system work in this case, or should I save some time and just install a new hard drive?

Thanks in advance for any responses.

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Hello, was wondering if anyone could tell me with this, it seems almost 85gb of my hard drive space is being used up by recovery and I am starting to need the extra space in my C drive, is this possible?
Thanks in advance

A:Can I Take Space From Recovery Partition for More Space in (C:) Drive?

As a general rule, if you already ran off the manufacturer recovery discs, you can then delete the recovery partition, create another in the unallocated space and use it to store your data.

You probably won't be bsle to do it with windows tools.

This free program should do the job:


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Hi all
Here is what happened.
I had to uninstall HP Photosmart C4100 series only because I was missing some wording on the buttons that just disappeared for some reason, so I went on thier help and support and it showed the exact same problem and what to do about it, It said to uninstall the program and then just reinstall it.
Well now, when I go to reinstall, it will not automatically start so I clicked on my computer and dvd-rw Drive (E and there are no files, in fact it states that my my file system is CDFS and the CDA Default - Full ___ It says all space used 672 MB and Free Space 0 Bytes

What the heck happened, I am no computer wizard so can you please help me to correct this, I can't download the Photosmart program back onto my computer ????


A:Solved: DVD-RW Drive (E:) Used Space/Free Space 0 ?????

CD might be dirty...

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I really didn't know if which section to put this in, but it seemed to me that this one fit the best.

Here's my problem:

I have a 20 GB hard drive that I split into 3 partitions a long time ago. My C: drive is 4GB. I installed Windows XP, MS Office 2003, and a few other (small) applications on the C: drive. For some reason my space is running very low! Is it common to run that low? How much space is Windows XP supposed to take up? My Windows XP folder is 1.8 GB.

Another thing that I dont get is that if I click on the drive and go to properties, it shows that there is about 200 MB left on the drive, but if I open the drive, select all the files and click properties, it tells me that the size of all the files is only about 3 GB...where is the other 800MB? (i did include hidden files).

Could someone explain?

Thank You!

A:Win XP + hard drive space...

XP is larger then Windows 98SE. Also, by going in manually, you dont always see all the sub-folders.

Just a question... why split it up? If I were you I'd just re-format in NTFS and re-install your apps... a pain... but worth it.


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I have an Acer computer and the hard drive is splt in 2. I'm running Vista. One drive (D) has all my documents on (photos, videos, Word...) and the other drive © has all my programs on. The size of the C drive is 144GB, but I only have between 15mb and 60mb (it varies) of space free. I removed all unneeded and all unused programs. The folder AppData has well over 100GB of files, but viewing the folders inside I can't understand what is taking up so much space and all the folders in there are to programs I need (e.g. Microsoft Office and Windows files). There's no folders to programs I previously removed or anything and no folders I can remove.

The only programs that update are the anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-spyware programs and they only update in KB so there's no massive updates that are taking up space, no documents and the programs I have are mostly really small files (e.g. 20MB) and I don't have that many programs installed. But my anti-virus is now refusing to update because, even though it's less than 200KB, it says there is not enough hard drive space to perform the update.

I often clear Internet cookies, the cache, history and temp files so I can't even delete them for a bit of extra space just to update that as there's nothing to delete. There's nothing else I can move over to the D drive and even if I could I really don't want to just move everything over - just a few days ago I had 2GB of free space on the C dri... Read more

A:No space on hard drive

You have two choices. If there is enough room on d: drive you can use a program such as Easeus Partition Master to move some of the free space from d: to c:
In my opinion, the better choice is to image the drive and replace it with a larger drive.

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i have been getting the low on space messagemy recovery hard drive is full (red)my C is noti am trying to show a picture so i hope someone can help mei am single mom of 15 yr old and he cant do his homework withoutdownloadingi tried to down load windows 7 again and this happened?i have a dell that is 3 years old

A:no space on hard drive!! please help me:(

Welcome to Seven Forums!

Don't worry about the recovery partition. That is set by the factory and allows you to return your computer to factory specifications so it will be just like the day you brought it home. If you ever have to use the recovery option it would erase everything else on your hard drive (documents, photos, music, other programs, etc) so make sure you've backed up those important personal files or you've made a system image.

The 39MB OEM partition is probably the boot partition. It's what the computer looks for when you first power up the machine (when it first boots.) Again, this is nothing to be concerned about.

Now for the C: partition that's 70% full. The first thing I'd suggest is going through this tutorial.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Not everything will apply to you. I'd try the following options: 1 (you could substitute TreeSize free), 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, and 21. If any of the other options do apply to you feel free to give them a try, too.

Please post back if you were able to get back any hard drive space and how much.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-770K Quad Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 48 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8136 Mb
Graphics Card: ASUS R9 270 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 149 GB (50 GB Free); D: 1693 GB (1571 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

I apologize in advance if my question makes no sense or sounds dumb, I am no expert when it comes to the inner workings of a computer. I just bought an ASUS gaming PC and I come to find out once i have started using it that my C drive is only 150 GB, which any gamer knows that can easily be eaten up. However I now have a D drive with 2 TB of space, but the only thing I am able to do with it is store files, can not run any games off of it. Can anyone please tell me what this D drive is supposed to be for and is there any way I can transfer any of the space from D to C? Specs are above. I am a novice, so give it to me in dumbie terms lol

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I have two hard drives, a 1TB sacara barracuda 7200rpm HDD and a 250GB sacara barracuda 7200rpm HDD. The 1TB HDD says it only has 931GB, which I believe is from the NTFS formatting. The 250GB HDD, however, says it only has 116GB available after I deleted everything in it and used the command prompt to reformat it with NTFS. What could be causing this? Is there really only 116GB available?


Here is the command I used to reformat that:
format D: /fs:ntfs

A:Why does my hard drive say it has less space than it does?

A 1 TB drive has 931 GBs and a 250 has 232 GBs.

The manufacturers go by 1000 = 1 GB

Windows uses 1024 MB = 1 GB

Totally normal.

Use disk management to look at the drives, post a shot it you want.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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hello, i'm having a problem with my hard drive space. i have norton system works and i wanted to optimize my performance on my pc.(this option is available on system works) it the same as defrag., but when it started a warning came up and it stated there was a problem it need to run another program first to fix problem(don't remember what it stated the problem was). after it was fixed, it then started to optimize/defrag my pc.
now here is the problem..umm, before i started this process, i had 4.55GB of hard drive space, however once norton system works finished optimizing/defrag, my pc now only has 2.41GB of hard drive space. how could this be and how could this happen. i'm very confused and not sure what to do to regain back my hard space. can someone please, please help me with this matter...thanks.


A:hard drive space

First thing you can do is run scandisk or depending on the system chkdisk. Then check in windows to see what it reports as far as hard drive space total and remaining free.

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I have exactly the same problem with a friends PC. The issue simply developed over the period of a week. Could someone tell me what the outcome was for Blah! Please

A:0 Space On Hard Drive, #2

I split your post from another thread that was 3 years old. Most folks won't read a thread that started 3 years ago.

Please post the details of your problem, as you see it.

Provide pertinent details...size of hard drive, size of partitions involved, free space on each, system manufacturer & model, etc.


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Hi i'm brand new here so if this post is in the wrong spot please forgive me.
last week i was recoding some video's using Nero's Recode program (sidenote worked great) but now my 100 gig laptop on has 2 gigs of space left from the original 60 gigs free space. where did it go?? the video files have been deleted, i've used the disc clean-up program to remove the temp files and used the registry to enable Pagefiles removeal from another post of this forum. that clean up some on the space i now have 20gigs free space but i still am missing 40 more gigs that i have before i starting the recodeing.
in my disk de-fragmenter is shows me that i have a huge "yellow" portion of paging files still left and by just guessing it should be that extra 40 gigs just by seeing the size of the "yellow" bar.
how do i get rid of these "paging files" and how do i reclaim my lost space?

A:Where Did My Hard Drive Space Go??

Hi MistaMota,

Welcome to the forums.

Try using CCleaner;
CCleaner - Download

I hope this help,


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I have a question about the space occupied in my c hard drive.

I have a 144GB hard drive and currently via properties I am apparently using 120GB. I've looked at the folders in my hard drive to see where the space usage was from. I have about:
40GB in Documents and Settings
10GB in Program Files
The rest of the folders are about 1GB or even less. That only totals to about 60GB. I was wondering what happened to the other 60GB I'm supposedly using or where to delete files that I no longer use etc.

I am using Windows XP on a Thinkpad T61.


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I have a 500 GB hard drive with only 196 GB remaining. I have deleted all games, ran cc cleaner and comodo cleaner and have gotten around 80-90 GB off, but there is still 269 GB somewhere i cannot find. Im running windows 7. Any help at all is appreciated.

A:Hard Drive Space Gone

Run Space Sniffer on the drive. SpaceSniffer, find lost disk space the easy way.

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Trying to install Epson printer and can not download the driver, etc because it states that there is not enough space in my hard drive.Checked the hard drive which is 28GB and it shows that except for 243 MB of free space the rest is taken.Opened the hard drive folder and can only find about 6GB being used. Where are the other 22 GB that are missing? 

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Hello. I have a laptop with a 70 GB hard drive. Recently I was running defrag and it came back and said that I'm running out of space on my hard drive and it's hurting my performance. Seemed odd to me since it's relatively new. So, I checked the size of the C drive by right clicking on that directory and it showed that I only have 6 or 7 GB's left. The problem is when I click each of the folders in the C drive, it shows only 36 GB's used. I downloaded an application called "JDiskReport" and it also showed only 36 GB's of space being used. I've attached two screen shots of what I was looking at. 30 GB's seems like a lot of space to be missing...
I'm hoping my hard drive is defective since it's under warranty. Otherwise I'll have to buy a larger one since I've weeded out most of the things I don't want/need on there.
Thanks for your help.

A:Where'd My Hard Drive Space go?

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Client brings in an HP 13 c020na netbook with approx 30gb drive in it with Win 8

He needs to install a program that needs 4.5gb space on the C drive (approx 21Gb)

I can only get to 3.5gb free space on the main partition

There is a 7.5gb Recovery partition - so my idea was to remove a folder with the .wim files in and then move the partition to make more space on the C drive

Did that, but the OS would not boot - replaced the .wim files - all OK

So how come the OS relies on the recovery sector to boot ?

And is there another way around this ??

A:Need more space on Hard Drive

leachim said:

Client brings in an HP 13 c020na netbook with approx 30gb drive in it with Win 8

He needs to install a program that needs 4.5gb space on the C drive (approx 21Gb)

I can only get to 3.5gb free space on the main partition

There is a 7.5gb Recovery partition - so my idea was to remove a folder with the .wim files in and then move the partition to make more space on the C drive

Did that, but the OS would not boot - replaced the .wim files - all OK

So how come the OS relies on the recovery sector to boot ?

And is there another way around this ??Click to expand...
Well I'd have to trust that you made no mistakes during the process. The official website does state that you can remove the recovery partition to gain some space as long as you do backups... Are you sure you removed the recovery partition and not the system reserved?

Did you follow this procedure? https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00810279

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I searched for large files and this is what I found
driver.cab 74K (2001)
hbmv61.mde 47K
.wav files in my CD maker that I made two years ago and have duplicates on my drive
rt.jar 20K
te_prot.qm 13K

is there a site I can go to to check what these extensions are and if they are necessary

A:low on hard drive space


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before is start, id like to tell people that i have a hard time reading looong posts and instructions as i have ADHD and am Dyslexic (signing up took me forever as i can't figure the snapcha word and sound), so please help me keep it simple-not long. MUCH APPRECIATED! THANKS!  my hard drive is running low. i have deleted almost all my big files and dont know where my HD space went. so that. and one more thing, i missed the part that yore not supposed to run combo fix.i kinda ran it. sorry. i assumed that its just an install program like some anti malware progs (ADHD kicked in). sorry. help please. i can post the "logs" from combo fix if its needed as stated in the instructions (hah! i got the printing out of instructions part! :) ) 
 combofix.txt   16.18KB
  4 downloadsComboFix 15-12-07.01 - Sonnie 12/10/2015 15:50:43.1.4 - x86Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.63.1033.18.3018.1941 [GMT 8:00]Running from: c:\users\Sonnie\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}* Created a new restore point..((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..c:\programdata\ntuser.polD:\install.exe..((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2015-11-10 to 2015-12-10 ))... Read more

A:hard drive out of space

Greetings kurlvin and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. 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.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problem... Read more

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2 questions....

I tried to install a Seagate 160GB hard drive but it was telling me not to make a partition greater then 137GB cuz of some bios... I know my bios can detect a larger partition then 137GB though... I went around it and was able to create the whole 160GB but windows wasnt installing properly... So I started over and I created the 137GB partition and used the same CD to install windows and it was fine... Now I have an unallocated of 21.05GB space... I dont want to have 2 partitions though... How can I make it into one?

I also looked at the 137GB partition and it states that it is a 127GB drive? Why is that? But if I look to the left of the 127GB number I see a number indicating....... 137,436,168,192 bytes... Isnt that 137.4GB??

A:Hard drive space

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I really like the flex 3 laptop I have, but I need more hard drive space and I need to be able to install aplications on it not just for more documents. What are my options please? Given that I have not had this laptop for long, I really don't want to replace the hard drive it comes with. 

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My son has an older compaq prisario, 1.80 gig amd sempron with a 52.35 hard drive capacity. If keeps running out of space and got to the point of having only 3.39 mb of space, After doing a cleanup we ended up with 510 mb free. I doesn't have a lot of files that I can find on the hard drive other than a bunch of programs he needs for various tasks. Can't do a defrag as there's not enough free space. Is there something I'm missing. I realize 50 gb is pretty small but he only uses it for youtube, facebook and email and a little music. Any suggestions.

A:Hard drive out of space

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Intel Core i5-3570k CPU @ 3.40 GHZ
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

My 1 TB hard drive has twice the used space it should. I've gone through all the files and can only account for about half the used space. I suspect that Windows 7 is creating some sort of back up or ghost drive that I can't see. Any ideas?

A:Hard drive has more used space than it should

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I need help, I have an Acer travel mate 4050 with a 40GB hard drive, for some reason Acer decided that they would split the hard drive of this laptop in to two, ACER(C:) and ACERDATA(D:), of course everything that gets install on a computer goes to (C:) by default, the thing is now I have no space on C: but nothing on D:, which is really annoying, does anyone know if I can merge/combine these two drives back in to one?

A:No Space On Hard Drive

If I understand you right, you just have two partitions and you want to merge them. Go check out Partition Magic.

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I have a WD 500GB black hard drive. I only have windows 7 installed, 2 games, Battelfield 4 and Assassins Creed 4. I also transferred maybe 10 GB from my old computer. It shows 77% full and 107GB left. This makes no sense to me. Is it possible it is showing backwards?

A:Hard Drive Space

depending on the size of the 2 games you installed; yes it is quite possible for there to be that much used. . I highly doubt it is a issue with windows reporting it incorrectly.

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