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Q: Solved: Disk free space doesn't match file size.

Hello again,

I've got a question about this, since it seems kind of too much of a difference. I got an SSD disk of 60gb with my windows installation and few software. The disk today shows 3gb free space, (out of total 55.8) but the size of all it's folders inside (including hidden ones is 43). There is a difference of 10 GB somewhere. I've read that windows reserve 5-10% of the disk for something (not sure if it's true), but still it doesn't explain the difference. I've ran disk cleanup to free space, nothing changed. This is becoming annoying since if it keeps up, the disk will be full extremely soon.

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A: Solved: Disk free space doesn't match file size.

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I have Win XP SP2, all updated, Word 2002, SP3.

Choosing say A4 for page setup, setting it to 100% and viewing as Print layout, at 100% used to give a screen size page which was actually equal to A4 ie 21cm x 29.7cm.

For some time now, the screen size is now larger than that - the ruler at the top and bottom shows the marking as being 21cm x 29.7cm, but the cm units on the ruler are marked off at larger than cm units, consequently the screen size page is larger than actual.

This is annoying as it is not an accurate representation of the page layout for things on the page relative to each other.

Any ideas what has caused this and how to fix?
 

A:Page size on view menu doesn't match screen size

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Good day guys,
well, I was just installing Linux Fedora on my computer (I wanted a Dual-Boot with Win7) but I noticed that I don't have second partition. So I deleted some useless files (trash, games, etc.) back on Win7, and Voala, I just gained around 60GB of free space. I decided to creat new partition on disk manager. And here is the problem. It shows free space, as good as Explorer, but when it comes to that graph below, it doesn't show me free space. I shrinked it, but only gained 6GB of free space, where I can create new partition. I know it sounds complicated, but here is the picture.

I guess I'm doing somethin' wrong, what is it?
My Windows is in Czech language, but I made notes in the picture in English

A:Windows Disk Manager doesn't show free space

Try starting over. Put the Windows partition back the way it was. Make sure everything works normally. Reboot a couple times etc.. and run some apps to make sure nothing is acting weird. Then defrag the Windows partition to move the files toward the front of the partition. That should allow you to shrink to a greater amount of free space.

Always a good idea to make backup images along the way before risking your system.

edit: by "put it back the way it was" I mean delete the 6 GB partition you made, then expand the Windows partition to the end of the free space. Then use the system for awhile as suggested to make sure nothing got broken, before defragging.

edit2: also make sure you leave enough room for page file expansion etc..

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Hi!

This is my first post here, there seems to be some people here who might be able to help, so I guess it's worth a try.

The problem here is: my Windows XP (with SP1) won't free up space when I delete a file. At first I thought it was a MFT problem with only one of the NTFS partitions, but not much later I found out this is affecting all my 3 partitions, 2 of them are NTFS5 and one is FAT32. So I guess Windows is the problem, it has nothing to do with hardware. I have tried lots of things: scandisk, Win Doctor, chkdisk, virus and spyware check, but they didn't report or fix anything.

If that wasn't weird enough, the free space I had lost due to the problem in one of the partitions came back after a few days. This probably happened for all of them, but I just noticed in one because the wasted space was over 1 GB. Well, the space was back but unfortunately the problem wasn't solved, so I'm still unable to delete files without losing the space.

Just to test, today I tried using the recovery console to delete a file and see what happens, and it works fine, it deletes and recovers the space, yet another proof it has nothing to do with hardware.

The rest of the file system is fine, no data loss, corruption or anything like that.

PS: please avoid messages like: "format your HD" or something like that. I know that would solve the problem but right now I have tons of files I would need to backup and tons of programs I would have to reins... Read more

A:Windows doesn't free up space when deleting a file

If you have Norton protection in place on your Recycle Bin, you will have to right click the icon, choose "Empty Norton Protected Files", and then "Purge All." I learned this just a few weeks ago.There were Gigs of files on my HD before doing the above.
 

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i wanted to copy a cd image (4.18GB ISO format) from partition F: (NTFS 9GB free) to partition D: (FAT32 12GB free space) and windows gives me that crap there is not enough space and i should do a disk clean up..ok i made a disk clean up to partition D: and there was 3GB of system restore files!!! maybe coz i deleted 6GB earlier anyway i deleted the system restore files and i turned it off so i have now 15GB free space on partition D: and yet it tells me there is not enough space..

i tried a trick i thought i can use winrar to archive the ISO image and select the destination folder on the partition i wanna move it to..but at like 80% winrar popped up a message that only NTFS partions can have files with file size more than 4GB..i hope theres nothing wrong with my windows or my hard disk..and i wanna know if theres a way to move that ISO image..thanx in advance.
 

A:Solved: 15GB free space and it tells me not enough disk space??!!!!!

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I have new Dell Windows 8.1, IE, and using older 2010 office (word). When I write or create something on Word, it doesn't match the actual 8 x 11" page, and I always have to guess and see if the size is right. When I print, the sizes are never the same. I need to compare both of them exactly, so that I can see the right size on the screen. How can I do this? I have tried many many possibilities but never seem to work. Thanks!
 

A:page size on screen doesn't match normal 8x11 page size

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OK, I have run out of ideas and things to check. I have a 90gb hard drive (internal), it's got about 45gb free. I have defragged, I have deleted tons of temp files, and other files, etc. Still I cannot save or move a 190 KB sized file. I keep getting 'not enough free space on the disk' message.

This is already an NTFS device, and the file doesn't exceed a fat32 size anyway, so that's not the issue I am facing.

I have closed down all programs, except the app I am using to try to create and then save this file (it's like Microsoft Office, plain text or excel file format just using Sun's StarOffice instead), I have rebooted numerous times all to no avail.

Anybody have any other ideas on why I am still getting this message and cannot save any files?? Any help or info greatly appreciated.
tia!
-Terrie

A:Not enough free disk space error trying to save a 190KB file (NTFS!!)

recheck the location its being copied to. did you delete the files from your windows temporary folder? is it just this one file or all files?

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My NTFS non-system partition is now almost well defragmented. However this applies only to small and medium sized files.

There are still approx 40 big files (> 1 GB) which cannot be defragmented because there is no free single (!) space slot where they fit in.

So I need a way to shift all occupied clusters to get free contigous space on my hard disk.
Currently about 150 GB is be free on my partition but divided into thousand of individual chunks.

I tried now half a dozend of defragmenters.
Sad but true: NO (!) one was able to perform this easy operation.

Can someone recommend me a real defragmenter which is able to perform such a "shift" operation?

Thank you
Peter

A:How to shift all free space on hard disk to get contigous free space?

I'm not sure exactly what you have and exactly what you are trying to do.

I personally use Windows 7 built in defrag and have found nothing better.

Windows 7 will put things like Windows 7 wants and needs things put.
The Windows 7 defrag or 3rd party defrag programs doesn't care where you want things put or what order you want them.

As far as I know you will have no control over such things.
You are obviously using a 3rd party defrag tool because you are watching the little colored squares and noticing what looks like free spaces between things. Why things are defragged in the fashion they are I really don't know.
What I do know is Windows 7 defrag put things in the order that Windows 7 wants them and that is what counts.

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I'm using WinXP SP2.

My 160G hard disk has four partitions:
C: 26G
D: 35G
E: 80G
F: 14G

My E: drive says it has 32G, free space. This is after I methodically deleted all unnecessary files. I know that the drive does not have approx. 50G of files on it!

I wish to reclaim at least 20G, hopefully 30G of space, that it says is not available.

I just performed a few virus/trojan scans and the drive is clean.
I also removed a bunch of restore points that were set for this drive.
I also just turned off restore points for this drive, which had been set to 12% of drive size.
When I checked the space available, this resulted in no new reclaimed space!

Does anyone here have tips on how I can reclaim at least 20-30G of disk space that I know does not contain files?

What steps do I need to perform to achieve this?

TIA

P.S. my other 3 drives do not have this problem (all of their taken space is legit).

A:[SOLVED] Free up disk space

Hi,

I would recommend that you have a look at Auslogic disk-defrag. It is a free program that you can download and defrag your computer with. It works the same way that the windows defrager does but just faster. That is where I would start at.

Cheers!

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I am trying to transfer a 4GB file to my external hard drive, which is said to have (under My Computer) 46.3GB free. It keeps giving me a "Cannot copy file... not enough free disk space. Delete one or more files to free up space then try again"... error.

I've rebooted, and I am sure there is more than 4GB free on the hard drive. Any ideas? Is there some max size for a file that you can transfer to a hard drive? I've never heard of that.. but I guess anything is possible.

Thanks for reading!
 

A:Solved: Not Enough Free Disk Space - but there is!

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So this is what i first thought to be the same old problem with windows device manager telling me the disk has 60gb free, and windows telling me its full... or so I thought. Lets start at the begging of this story... First I had been running dc++ and downloading stuff to my external hd, and one day, i notice it telling me that there is no space left on the disc. I check device manager, and it says that i have something like 5 gb left. So, I think its probably just a bunch of fragmented files sapping the remainder of the space. But, I was too lazy to defrag it at the time, since the drive is 200gb and over usb interface and was probably gonna take all night had i actually tried. So i change the download folder to my local hd, and run things that way for a while.

So, in about a week, I discover that my local hd has also been filled... time to take out the cyber-trash as it were (yes, device manager still said i had space left, but it was only like 5%, so i didn't think there was a problem). However, upon opening up about another 15% of my internal hd, i discovered that windows still told me my drive was full.

So I lurked around the intarweb and found the whole defrag then disk check method. Did that on my internal - worked fine. Did the same thing to my external, nada. I have 60 gb free, according to device manager, and can't upload an 8gb file onto it. I can, however, upload a 5.5 gb folder, but cannot upload a 6 gb file. I tried to put the file in a folder to check if... Read more

A:[SOLVED] There is not enough free disk space... again

Wait... can this be due to the fact that my external drive is using fat32?

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i have C drive of 27.4 GB in total (NTFS). on my computer it shows that C drive has only 1.20 GB free,, at times it says 780 MB free. it keeps on changing every time i chk it.. where as wen i select all the folder and files (including hidden folders) it shows only 16.2 GB taken up. this had happened earlier also.. i ran chkdsk and the proble was resolved. but now wen i run chkdsk it gets stuck t 4%. (67098th record.) HDD self test and scandisk show no problem.
plz help!

A:[SOLVED] Doesn't show correct free space in C Drive!

check system restore disable and re enable

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On a Compaq desktop running XP Home Edition w/ sp 3 I have a 250GB hard drive. When attempting to back-up the My Documents folder which has a total of 101GB of files I have no problem copying that information to a 320GB or 500GB external hard drive except for some files/folders in the My Videos folder.
The total space in the My Videos folder is 69GB
When I try to copy some files/folders from My Videos to either of the external hard drives that have plenty of free space I get the following:
Error Copying File or Folder dialog box stating that "There is not enough free disk space".
Why would I be getting that message when the drive where I am copying the data to has more than enough free space?
O vay!
 

A:Solved: Not enough free disk space error

The external drive are probably either FAT or FAT32. FAT has a file size limit of 2gb and FAT32 has a limit of 4gb.
 

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System Diagnostics Report
Diagnostic Results

Warnings

Informational

Symptom: D: has less than 15% free disk space
Cause: A logical disk has a low amount of free disk space.
Details: D: has 601 MB free disk space. There is 8% free. Low disk space may cause poor performance and low virtual memory errors
Resolution: 1. Verify disk space is low by viewing the drive using "Computer" from the Start menu.
2. Back up non-critical files and then remove them from the drive.
3. Perform a disk cleanup.
Related: Free up disk space

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Severity: Information
Warning: The average disk queue length is 1.020. The disk may be at its maximum transfer capacity due to throughput and disk seeks
Related: Disk Diagnosis

Basic System Checks

Tests Result Description
OS Checks Passed Checks for attributes of the operating system
Test Groups Tests Failed Description
OS Version Check 1 0 Passed
Disk Checks Failed Checks for disk status
Test Groups Tests Failed Description
SMART Predict Failure Check 1 0 Passed
Logical Disk Dirty Bit Check 1 0 Passed
Free Disk Space Available C: 1 0 Drive C: has 77% free disk space [175691 MB]
Free Disk Space Available D: 1 1 Drive D: has 8% free disk space [601 MB]

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A:Solved: D Drive has less than 15% free disk space

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this is on a windows 2000 server machine.
2 Scsi drives.
The 2nd scsi drive is a 13 gig drive, and when i go into it and select all and properties to see the total amount of the files size, i get a total of 2.5 gigs. Now i have the option to show all hidden and even system files, so everything should be showing. When i look at teh free space left, it says theres only 1.5 gigs left. I'm losing 9 gigs somehow and i don't know where? The other drive is reading the free disk space fine, but this one has me worried.
I've ran scandisk, defrag, 2 anti-virus programs and still nothing.
Has anyone delt with any of this??

Thx

LoS
 

A:[Solved] Free Disk Space is out of wack.

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Hi guys,

I have two hard disks in my computer. one is a 40gb and other 160gb.
the 40gb HDD has been partitioned into two @roughly 20Gb each, with xp installed on one of them.

I'm running windows XP sp3 which is installed in the C:\ drive(roughly 20Gb). The problem tat i face is that windows reports the free size to be only 988mb.

When i check into the file properties of all the files it reports to be around 5GB, i have no idea where the remaning 15gb is gone.

Here's a list of things that i have done:

1. Enabled to show hidden operating system files
2. Cleared temp files using CCleaner.
3. Tried chkdsk /r option.
4. Turned off system restore.
5. Tried lots of disk reporting softwares. (which also couldn't find the missing space).

I've attached some screenshots which will be helpful.
Still I'am not able to find out the exact reason for this prob.
Plz suggest
 

A:Solved: Missing free space in Hard disk

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I have a Samsung AMD-A4-4300M APU with Radeon Hd Graphics Windows 8 4 GB memory 64 bit operating system64 based processer. I have 322 GB free out of 442 GB. Why is my computer saying I am using 100% disk space?
 

A:Solved: samsung laptop using 100% disk space with 322 GB free

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This has been a problem for about a week and a half now. Something is eating up disk space on my computer and I have no idea what it is. I haven't been downloading anything at all. Deleting programs helps temporarily, but not long after I free up space, it's taken up again. Last night, Windows showed me as have 0 free space, so I removed Starcraft 2. Then it showed me as having 29.5 gigs free. I woke up this morning to having zero free space yet again. I ran Spybot and Malwarebytes, but they found nothing. I have no idea what's going on; can anyone help? Here's my specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU U7300 @ 1.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3996 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 137586 MB, Free - 953 MB;
Motherboard: Alienware, 0VWGCV
Antivirus: None
 

A:Solved: Windows Shows Zero Free Disk Space

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Sony-Vaio Desktop Computer. Windows XP Home, SP2, IE 7 and Firefox 2.0.06, no viruses or spyware, HijackThis logs and Ad-Aware logs clean. Two hard disks, C and D. C is the one on which all the files are, D is empty (what is it good for, by the way?). C has an overall capacity of 27.95 GB of which 12.9 is occupied. Now, I have noticed (for two or three months, I never bothered looking before) that I am losing .01 GB of disk space PER DAY. Thus, day before yesterday, I had 15.05 GB of remaining free space, yesterday 15.04 GB and today it is 15.03.
C has never been reformatted before or undergone major "surgery". No new programs or large files have been installed or stored for ages, and automatic updates include Ad-Aware SE Personal (once a week), Windows Update (once a month) and Norton AntiVirus (once a week, only virus definitions), plus sporadic updates for Adobe Acrobat Reader, Flash etc.
The computer is turning a ripe four years old next month.
I use Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter to clean up stuff, empty my browser caches, histories and cookies after EVERY session, and delete old files when I don't need them.
So...what is behind the "theft" of my hard disk space? Thank you in advance for your time and answers.
 

A:Solved: Solved: Is it normal to lose about 01. GB (10 MB) of free disk space per DAY?

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I am not in the habit of running Windows Disk Defragmenter very often, but over the last few weeks I have been going through the process of importing my very large cd collection on to iTunes. My "C" Drive has a capacity of 222GB and I was down to 9.68GB of free space. I ran WDD but after 18 hours it had still not finished! I therefore decided to cancel the defrag, and after checking the capacity of my "C" drive, I found to my amazement that I now had 42.8GB of free space! I then downloaded the free Auslogics DiskDefrag and ran that. It completed in a few minutes and showed that the Windows Defrag had done most of the work but for some reason had failed to finish. Does anyone know why?

I have decided to disabled Windows Defrag and will use Auslogics version in future, as it gives information regards the progress of the defrag, and seems to be far more efficient and quick.

However, I am very surprised by the amount of free space that the defrag process has freed up. I have searched on various pc forums, and other posters have said the complete opposite to my own experience. The common consensus seems to be that defraging reduces the amount of free space on a disk rather than increase it!

There also seems to be a difference of opinion about how much free space one should leave on a hard disc to enable the pc to run efficiently. I was down to just over 4% before I defragged, but I have seen posts advising that one should leave betweeen 10% and up to 50% (w... Read more

A:Solved: Running Disk Defragmenter has freed up over 30GB of free space!

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I use Windows XP professional SP3 with a 500 GB Hard disk partitioned as
C (300 GB0 and D ((200 GB).

Yesterday I went to C properties to do a disk cleanup (after cleaning all temps, defragging etc...) and to my surprise disk C shows an incredible
80 GB used space when in fact it should be only 13 GB as I have always noticed. Disk D shows the correct amount of used space as 11 GB.

I recently deleted like 8 movie copies (each 4.7 GB) from my hard disk (they are too large to go to the Recycle bin so they are erased on the spot).

I have not installed any software in the past month (all softwares that I have installed are on partition D) so I only have the system files on C and 2 or 3 applications totalling about 13 GB.

I don't know why windows explorer shows 80 GB on C and I am looking for help to fix it. I googled the issue but only found related issues from years
2000 thru 2008 giving different solutions (but the issues weren't exactly like the one I am experiencing althought they were all related to windows not showing the correct amount of disk space.

I have searched for files larger than 1 GB with no results, none of my docs, pics, videos exceed a few MB. I need help to fix this.
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows not showing real free space amount on hard disk

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Actually, 2 annoying issues:

(1) how can i get rid of this message permanently? It pops up each time I restart my system.

To free up disk space outlook express can compact messages

Note:
I've already tried Windows-Components via Add/Remove,
and Removed the Checkmark nearby OE - yet the message keeps popping up.

btw, i never ever use Outlook Express. Only online mail.

It's only started the past week or two.

(2) Every time my system enters standby mode, i need to enter my password, instead of simply rolling the mouse, which usually activates displays. Is there a safe way I can reinstate the latter, instead of constantly needing to type my password upon entering standby?

A:[SOLVED] Annoying popup: To free up disk space Outlook Express can compact

Hi Minni,

Try this Microsoft Answers fix for your Outlook Express problem.

As for your standby mode annoyance, go to
Control Panel -> Power Options -> 'Advanced' Tab -> Uncheck 'Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby' -> Apply.

Hope this helps!
-HelloMello

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Am I the only one to notice and complain over this in W8.1.

This morning a new Adobe Flash update has appeared, KB3079777. The update is sized at 17.9mb. Nothing is running on the PC, its idle and with no disk activity. Free space is 55.4GB. I apply the update and free space immediately falls to 54.9gb. This behaviour is consistent with every such patch applied. Now over time, that space will return which suggests that something else is going on here. But what ?

A:Free disk space & space used by a single Flash Update.

Looks like it is just me then. Today brought a 4.6Mb W8.1>W10 computability update. My free space changed from 55.2Gb to 54.7Gb.

Sounds about right. Ho hum....

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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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How do I merge the 18 gb system drive, that has no drive letter, with my c: Drive.

See screen shot:

A:Runnig out of disk space...7% of free space left.

You can not merge it. Right click on it and try to shrink it to about 350MB.

Another solution: Um. 55GB (yes, GB) System Reserved Partition?! Solved

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Hi

We just placed a new Dell Dimension. It has a 40 Gig hard drive.

User keeps getting this message:

DISK FREE SPACE HAS DROPPED BELOW THE MINIMUM THRESHOLD. FREE UP SPACE ON YOUR HARD DISK DRIVE BY:

1. BACKING UP YOUR DATA TO A TAPE BACKUP, ZIP OR NETWORK DRIVE
2. DELETE UNUSED FILES

IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHICH FILES ARE SAFE TO MOVE OR DELETE, CONTACT YOUR HELP DESK OR CONSULT YOUR SOFTWARE MANUALS.

This machine has over 30 gigs of free space. It's impossible that there is a disk space issue.

Any ideas what could be causing this? Some sort of mis-communication or setting?

Thanks
 

A:Disk Space Error - 30 Gigs free space

It should be a configuration setting. I'd call Dell if you just got this machine. Their "english" is a little suspect though. It sounds like some hokey Dell software reminding you to back up your drive. When does the message appear? After it boots?
 

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HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

when i load a picture it says not enough picture please close some apps/free up disk space

when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics

A:HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space

Originally Posted by npm1


HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

when i load a picture it says not enough picture please close some apps/free up disk space

when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics




We could use a screenshot of your disk management console

Ken

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i need the best free / premium softwares to to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space

please....

A:need Free Tools to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space

Here's a couple:[email protected] KillDiskNot sure about KillDisk, but Eraser has the option to be run in the Shell Menu, so you can right-click and select Erase, instead of Delete.

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I can't copy a 11GB (it is an outlook.ost file) to an external hard drive (that has over 100GB of free space). The hard drive with the 11GB file has 17GB free space. When I copy to paste the file I receive the following error:
Cannot copy outlook: There is not enough free disk space
Delete on or more files to free disk space, and then try again.

I have the computer booted off an LIVE CD (Ubcd) when I am trying to copy the file.

How much free space do I need to copy this 11GB file? Thank you for your help.

DOH!! I always forget this....I was trying to copy the 11GB file to a volume that was formatted in FAT32. FAT32 does not allow that size of a file to be copied. Urgh..
Once I copied the file to a NTFS volume I was allowed to copy it.

Thank you!
 

A:Solved: I can't copy a 11GB file w/ a hd that has 17GB free space

Not the answer you're looking for, but a 11GB .OST?? That's dangerous. Exchange 2003 only has the capability of a 75GB Datastore. I'd archive if I was you.
 

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Hi! I used to be able to burn CDs without any problem...for some reason it doesn't work anymore and I've tried quite a few things after troubleshooting by searching for solutions on-line. When I insert my CD which already has a few files on it, the details shows that there is no free space but yet only 3.43MB of data on it (it should go up to 700MB). I'm therefore unable to burn more data and I've tried the same with a blank CD, it says the same (no free space even though there is nothing on the CD yet). I have already tried uninstalling the driver and it didn't fix the problem. When I right-click Properties for the drive and go to Recording tab, the 'enable CD recording on this device' is checked as it should be. Can someone point me in the right direction? THANK YOU
 

A:Solved: Burning CDs - no free space when in fact there is over 600MB of free space!

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I recently cleaned my computer with CCleaner and then shortly after, I got this message saying ' You are running very low on disk space on C:. To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here.'
I'm confused. What I just did was supposed to HELP increase disk space, not to decrease it.
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks
 

A:just wiped free disk space, says HDD low on disk space?

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Hi everyone!

This is my first post on this forum

My Hard Drive is almost full but I don't understand why. I've check how many space was left on my C:\ with its property windows and it says "22GB left" but when I enter the C:\ drive and I select all the files and then toggle the property windows, it says that only 92.5 GB is used...Is there any "invisible" files that I don't see?

Check the attachement (in french sorry ) for more informations

Regards,

A:Disk Space doesn't show real used space

  
Quote: Originally Posted by holytoutant


Hi everyone!

This is my first post on this forum

My Hard Drive is almost full but I don't understand why. I've check how many space was left on my C:\ with its property windows and it says "22GB left" but when I enter the C:\ drive and I select all the files and then toggle the property windows, it says that only 92.5 GB is used...Is there any "invisible" files that I don't see?

Check the attachement (in french sorry ) for more informations

Regards,


A free utility named "Folder Size" will show you the disk space used in an easy to view GUI;

Folder Size - Freeware file size analysis. Check the directory sizes, folder sizes and file sizes on your computer with this freeware tree size analysis tool.

HTH

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I've tried ERASER, but find it cumbersome to setup and use.

Is there a better free one out there, please?
 

A:What is the best Free program for wiping free disk space, please?

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I did a system restore on my computer due to a driver misbehaving that was not allowing me to boot at the normal speed. After the restore, I attempted to delete some files that I had previously deleted because I needed to make some space on that drive. Before the deletion I had 24.6 gigabytes of free space on a drive that contained 57 gigs of info. Now when I go to my computer and click on the C: icon in order to assess the statistics, I notice that the amount of free space has changed to 53.3 gigabytes of info. However, all the programs and some of the data I had originally are all in place.

Can someone show me or give me a hint as to what happened and how to restore this disk to the original amount of free space.

Here are my specs:
Soyo Mobo PX400Ultra
Zenith Data systems CRT monitor
560 Watts Thermaltake Power supply
GEforce MX400 video card
Audigy 2 sound card
Primary IDE is c: 57 gigabytes HDD (the one that shows the difference in free space)
Secondary IDE Lite-On DVD RW drive
Terciary IDE: RAID 0 array containing 2 60 Gigs HDDs configured as G:
Thermaltake wireless keyboard and mouse
USB devices and LAN have been disabled in the BIOS

I did run Spybot and corrected a few problems.

Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide.
kshroben.
 

A:Size of free space on HDD has changed after system restore

If everything is working, why do you want to have less free space?

Sounds like you got rid of 20GB of junk. Be happy I say.
 

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Hello everyone,

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

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

If you guys could help, that would be great

Thanks.

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

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

Hello helldemon80, welcome to Seven Forums!






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

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

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


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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Hi,
New here, but have been solving my Windows 7 problems by landing here from google for some time. Anyway, having a problem using windows update. I've been troubleshooting for awhile so I may be fuzzy on the chain of events... got a code 643 in windows update, ran a .Net Framework Windows Help Utility, got a 0x80070490 error and problem with BITS, reset Windows Update Components, ran SUR, got an 0x80240009, retried the install after a reboot, got a prompt that SUR wasn't able to install KB947821, looked at CheckSUR.log and saw the 2 expected file name errors. Also another 16 errors in the persist log. My CBS log file is 35mb and the website is prompting me about an incorrect security token when I try and upload the 5 split zip files at 5mb each. So I uploaded it to my dropbox. Advice? Thanks for reading.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nkflm9aix0oqhhm/CBS.zip

A:CheckSUR error, expected file name doesn't match actual

Hello mattross and welcome to the forums

Your CheckSUR log is incorrectly reporting two files as having the wrong name which I can assure you is nothing to worry about, it is a bug in the SURT that is known to Microsoft.

You do have a few missing deployments keys though, which I will have to add.


Code:
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Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.21645
Package Version 18.0
2013-04-25 12:55

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x00000000 servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-IE-Hyphenation-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~~~10.2.9200.16437.mum Expected file name Microsoft-Windows-IE-Hyphenation-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~neutral~~10.2.9200.16437.mum does not match the actual file name
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x00000000 servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-IE-Spelling-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~~~10.2.9200.16437.mum Expected file name Microsoft-Windows-IE-Spelling-Parent-Package-English~31bf3856ad364e35~neutral~~10.2.9200.16437.mum does not match the actual file name

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Missing Deployment Key 0x00000000 microsoft.vc90.openmp_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4148_390a91d20a21a864 HKLM\Components\CanonicalData\Deployments
(f) CSI Missing Deployment Key 0x00000000 microsoft.vc80.ope... Read more

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My computer used to have Windows 7 x64 installed in it, but I reduced the partition size of it and installed Windows XP Professional x86 instead (earlier this year). Now, I am finally ready to make the move to x64 (I am a music producer, a lot of my programs only run on Windows XP 32-bit) but I have run into a bit of trouble. I've put my Windows 7 Ultimate installation DVD in my DVD drive and I've selected Custom Install. When I select the Unallocated Space as my target, Windows tells me that the "Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space." Meanwhile I have 919.1GB of unallocated space!

My partition(s) are set-up as follows:

Disk 0 Partition 1: SYSTEM, 100.0MB Total Size, 5.0MB Free Space, Type: System
Disk 0 Unallocated Space, 919.1GB Total Size, 919.9GB Free Space, Type: (blank)
Disk 0 Partition 2: FACTORY_IMAGE, 12.3GB Total Size, 2.2GB Free Space, Type: Primary

I would appreciate any help guys. I now my installation works because I was able to install Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro without any problems (oh, the irony). If it helps, I have a UBCD4WIN disk on hand so I can always fire that up for any utility. Can anyone offer me some help? I'd greatly appreciate it. Also, have a happy New Year,

Thanks

A:Windows Doesn't Think That I Have Enough Free Space?

Wipe the HDD completely with KillDisk, then try Windows 7 installation again.

KillDisk - http://jcgriff2.com/0x1/killdisk_imgburn.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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My computer used to have Windows 7 x64 installed in it, but I reduced the partition size of it and installed Windows XP Professional x86 instead (earlier this year). Now, I am finally ready to make the move to x64 (I am a music producer, a lot of my programs only run on Windows XP 32-bit) but I have run into a bit of trouble. I've put my Windows 7 Ultimate installation DVD in my DVD drive and I've selected Custom Install. When I select the Unallocated Space as my target, Windows tells me that the "Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space." Meanwhile I have 919.1GB of unallocated space!

My partition(s) are set-up as follows:

Disk 0 Partition 1: SYSTEM, 100.0MB Total Size, 5.0MB Free Space, Type: System
Disk 0 Unallocated Space, 919.1GB Total Size, 919.9GB Free Space, Type: (blank)
Disk 0 Partition 2: FACTORY_IMAGE, 12.3GB Total Size, 2.2GB Free Space, Type: Primary

I would appreciate any help guys. I now my installation works because I was able to install Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro without any problems (oh, the irony). If it helps, I have a UBCD4WIN disk on hand so I can always fire that up for any utility. Can anyone offer me some help? I'd greatly appreciate it. Also, have a happy New Year,

Thanks
 

A:Windows Doesn't Think That I Have Enough Free Space?

Feonix said:


Windows tells me that the "Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space." Meanwhile I have 919.1GB of unallocated space!

My partition(s) are set-up as follows:

Disk 0 Partition 1: SYSTEM, 100.0MB Total Size, 5.0MB Free Space, Type: SystemClick to expand...

Delete the existing SYSTEM partition. It only has 5 MB of free space, that's what setup is complaining about. It will create a new one, or just put the system files on the OS partition.
 

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

A:disk space shows incorrect size

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

But not THAT much variation.

Try yet another measure:

Disk Pie or TreeSize
 

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My Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop won't get past the Dell logo at startup, resulting in a black screen with the error message:

"The file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum"

I shutdown my laptop normally last night and booted it up this morning and received this error message. I have not added or changed anything.

So far I've run the Windows hardware and memory diagnostic tool (F12) and there were no errors. I also tried to run the Windows Vista Repair/Reinstallation DVD that came with my laptop; however, none of the repair options will work and the Windows Vista install crashes each time.

Startup Repair provided the following problem signatures:

CorruptBootConfigData

FixPartitionTable

Can anyone suggest how I may begin to recover my laptop?

Help! Any technical assistance would greatly be appreciated.

Noah
 

A:File is possibly corrupt. File header checksum doesn't match computed checksum.

Could be your Hard Drive going faulty
 

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Big Kudos to anybody who can solve this one! Very little/nothing on Google or microsoft support site.
Here's the problem:

I'm helping a family member who has a new Dell PC with Windows XP Home, Outlook Express 6.
Every time they close Outlook Express, the following Warning pops up:
To free up disk space OE can compact messages. This may take a few minutes. There are 2 options - OK and Cancel.

Here is the rub: We've closed the warning, or we've clicked OK, or we've clicked cancel, we've checked the box that says don't ask me again....these warnings continue to come up next time (EVERY time) Outlook Express is closed.

This is a senior citizen who has, maybe, 20 email messages and no shortage of memory or disk space. I want to prevent this warning from coming up ever again. How do I do it? Is there some default I can change somewhere?
 

A:Solved: "Free Up Disk Space" OE warning ?? Stop the Madness!

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I wanted to free up some space, so I unistalled several large games (I remember at least one of them taking up nearly 2 gigs when I was installing it). None of them had their own uninstallers, nor did their CD autorun windows, so I used Add/Remove Programs and then manually deleted the leftovers. Emptied the recycle bin. Rebooted multiple times since then, no sign of any rise in hard drive space. Can there still be ghosts of these games or something on my disk after all that??
 

A:Uninstalling games doesn't free up HDD space?

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I am trying to copy a 9gig video file to my Seagate external USB 2 drive for back-up.
The drive has 140gig available, but I keep getting the "not enough free disk space" warning when I try to move it and it will not allow it to be copied.
What am I missing? is it a format thing?
 

A:Solved: "not enough free disk space"

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Hey guys,

I have a really confusing problem here.. im not too clued up on PC's, but im not too stupid either. Anyways, I have a file.. 4.3gb in size (3 files actually..) on my PC. I want to copy it over to my brothers laptop and when it gets to about 91% it stops and says "Cannot continue: Not enough free disk space".

Thing is, theres 26gb free on the drive... any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!
Skinty

(Btw, I also posted this in Networking.. dunno which one to post in Sorry if I wasn't supposed to.)
 

A:Not Enough Free Disk Space?

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Hi,
I need to free up ome space due to low disk space.
I was advised to delete browser cache and temp folder?

Where can I find them to delete them?

Thanks,

Eunjeong
 

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