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Hard drive space low since I synced with drop box

Q: Hard drive space low since I synced with drop box

I received a notification on my screen offering to let me sync my drop box for business with my laptop. I have unlimited space on my drop box for business account so there is a lot in there. Since then, I have received notifications on my screen telling me my hard drive space is low. I've deleted a lot of stuff but still it's low and I couldn't even open a document yesterday. I'm now wondering if it's because of the drop box - is my drop box taking up space on my computer?
If the answer to the above is yes, do you know how to unsync it?

Thank you for taking the trouble to read this cry for help and I'll be very grateful if you can help me!

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Hello and thanks in advance for any help; I appreciate it. Also, this is strictly a question to quench my curiosity and NOT an emergency, so please help those more needy first. To make a long story short(er), I've recently used the freeware sync-backup programs SyncBack 3.2.26 and FreeFileSync 3.14 on my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit laptop to copy the same 674 GB of data from one WD Passport My Essentials 1 TB external hard drive to a second, freshly formatted WD Passport My Essentials 1 TB external hard drive. While both operations took roughly the same amount of time to complete, there was a major difference between the placement of the copied files on the copied-to (freshly formatted) hard drive. After using SyncBack, I then used MyDefrag 4.31 to view a Diskmap of the freshly copied data: the newly copied folders were all placed alphabetically by directory from the inside of the disk to the outside of the disk, and were perfectly defragmented and contiguous. After using FreeFileSync, then using MyDefrag to view a Diskmap of the (same) freshly copied data, I was surprised to see that, while the files were also placed alphabetically by directory, they were NOT in one contiguous block from the inside of the disk to the outside of the disk but instead were in two (2) contiguous and defragmented blocks, one (1) that started from the inside of the disk and one (1) that started from the outside of the disk (thus leaving a massive ring of contiguous empty space in the mi... Read more

A:Placement On Synced-To Hard Drive Of Copied Files-Folders By FreeFileSync And SyncBack

After wracking what's left of my brain I decided to run a couple of tests. Syncing 90 GB of data from an external hard drive to a second, freshly formatted external hard drive with FreeFileSync resulted in perfectly defragmented, alphabetical by directory files that were placed from the inside to the outside of the synced-to disk. Repeating the test and using MyDefrag to create a Diskmap while FreeFileSync was running (as I remembered I'd done during the process that was the reason for my original post), the files were--yep--in two (2) defragmented, and alphabetical by directory rings, one (1) starting from the inside of the disk and one (1) starting from the outside of the disk (and leaving a large swath of empty space in between). Seems that I'm to blame, but at least a major brain itch has been scratched. Sorry for bumping this post to the front of the queue, but I wanted to post a solution in the (probably unlikely) event that somebody else experiences the same thing and searches for an answer. Apologies for any time wasted by others.

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I thought I was using too much youtube or a lot of cache there but I WAS WRONG. My system drive (running win 7 ) often runs out of space, reaching 0KB as shown under "my computer" and I've got a lot of notice about free up space. But in fact, I 've cleaned all caches and temporarily files under different browsers and clean disks. I don't know why. My space is still dropping continuously. 15 minutes ago I deleted my final 3GB of audio files stored on my system drive. It was 3.84GB free on system drive, but now. 15 minutes after, the space now is 2.49GB!!!!!! What's happening??? I am only downloading files by JDownloader to my "portable drives" AND NEVER NEVER the system drive. OK, get back to the settings, just a few MB of cache and temporarily files. What happens in the last 15 min eating up my space?

It's not the first time. Such situation often , often happens until I reboot. But after some days, it happens again. Very very much frustrated

A:space of system drive continues to drop and I don't know why!!

And now , after 30 min, the free space on the system drive becomes 1.54GB. On clean disk, no temporarily space is taken up. All broswering cache and history cleaned. What happen to my computer!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much for considering this.

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

Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

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

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

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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

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

Can anybody please help me!!!

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

I found this code on "SpiceWorks.com'.

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

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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 drop iomega external harddrive and there was a crack at the end of the interior. When put I it back in the computer there was a beeping sound.

A:Hard drive drop

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hi there..

my name is Anis...i just bought external hard drive 500gb...but after I formatted it..it's just about 400++ gb can be used..i would like to know..how to use the extra/reserve space for my ext hard disk?by any means, i want to fully use my 500gb space for the external...please help me...thank you...

A:How to fully use the extra hard disk space for external hard drive?

It should have about 465GB, what are you seeing?

You will not have 500GB due to the conversion between binary and decimal for reporting sizes.

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Hello forum,

My PC has a Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev2.0 mobo, i7 950 CPU, GTS450 and 12GB DDR3 RAM. It is running Windows 7 64bit. There are two hard drives, both from WD:
WD5000AADS-00S9B0 500GB(Windows is on this drive)
*Both drives are 3 years old*

Recently, everything that involves hard drive R/W is slow on the system basically:
-Windows boot up took about 10mins
(no matter normal mode or safe mode)
-Files Moving/Copying/Opening/Deleting
(Avg R/W operation speed is about 1MB/s on both hard drives, sometimes it gets to 700KB/s and lower; This happen to every type of files. I even tried to copy files from one hard drive to another, it turned out that the speed is the same.)
-Application launch
(not so significant speed drop on this one though, but still its slower than before, applications that took 1sec to open now took 5sec)

What I have done:
-I used the HD Tune application to check both drives. And everything is OK(green color), no warnings or errors. Also, the speed is quite normal(About hundred and more MB per sec).
-Head into msconfig and enable only the services by Microsoft, disabled all others. Also disabled all startup things.

-I did not make any hardware changes to my computer since March
-No drivers or software is installed/removed since March
-Device manager says both drives are operating correctly and it can recognize my drive model names

Even more strange:
From what I saw from my research on the Internet sho... Read more

A:Sudden Significant Drop on R/W Speed of Hard Drive

Just off the top of my head I thinking defrag and see if the speed changes.
I use Windows 7 built in defragger.

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Wondering if there should be a STICKY, GROUPS or THREADS for TIPS and TRICKS? in this forum -combined perhaps with a wish list that we can send to MSFT every month

Anyway, one thing I really like about OS X is the ability to drag a folder from desktop to computer, then the window auto opens, displaying root, then you can drag over another folder (which opens to display sub root) and so on until you find the place where you want to dump the folder.

Is there a way to do this in Win 7 (or Vista)?

I right clicked computer and have Computer showing on desktop -dragging a folder onto this does nothing. Hoping there is a way to do this and perhaps an icon (as well?) of the HD on the desktop?

Advice appreciated.


EDIT: NEW = it will allow you to drag a folder from desktop to start button than into my documents folder. Not bad but better than nothing. All we need now is for my documents to open and have it display sub folders and/or the ability to drag anywhere. Advice?

A:Way to DRAG n DROP files/folders to Hard Drive?

This is Windows we run here.

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That is where the Mac fanboys hangout. As far as windows acting like a Mac. It probably never will. Windows isnt a toy like Leopard. When I drag a folder somewhere I do so to change its location not to start opening subfolders. Why would you want it to?

Windows dosent act like a Mac because it isnt.

Besides in windows we can right click.

Cut paste.

Again Windows is not a toy.

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I have a system and 3 internal hard drives.

The drvies are 120GB, 160GB, and 180GB but my system only recognizes 111GB, 149GB, and 167GB respectively. Tha tis about a 7% loss of space for each drive. 33 gigs lost in total. That's a lot of space.

None of the drives are partitioned and it's not and HP or other like system. It's a custom built PC. I only have an OS (WINXP) installed on my C drive (the 160 GB drive).

No matter how I connect these drives (on-borad IDE or IDE controller card) my system will not recognize the full space of any hard drive I install on my system.

The 120 is slave to the 160 and the 180 is on an ATA controller card (Promise Technologies) all by itself. All are Western Digital. The 180 is a special edition (and I recommend you stay away from WD special edition HDs. I have had to swap it for a refurb 3 times in 1.5 years. This is the first time I have installed it on a newer computer, though, so I hope it does not break like it did on my old, ancient system 3 times. My old system was and AMD 850 Duron with 128M RAM..but I digress).

So is there a way to get back this 33 gigs of missing HD space or is this just the way it is with WINXP?

Thanks in advance.

BTW, my MB is an ASUS P4P800SE with a Cerleron D 2.4MHz in case any of that matters.

A:7% of hard drive space lost on ALL hard drives...

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I've tried using Microsofts Sync Toy and for while I thought it would work fine but whenever I ran it my computer became unusable while it synced.

I looked at the resource moniter and while Sync Toy was running it was using 100% of the CPU.

Is there a program that I can use that works better? Basically what I've got is my desktop PC with all of my music on it. I have around 120gb's of mp3 that are well organized. Now when I travel I like to have a backup on a external USB drive that I would like to sync it with the desktop.

My desktop is a Intel Quad Core Q6600 processor with 3gb memory.

Laptop is AMD Turion 64 X2 with 2gb of memory.

Both of the computers should be able to handle this without a hiccup at all. So I don't understand why my desktop is bogging down so much while syncing.

A:Keeping two folders synced that are on 2 separate hard drives?

Done some quick searching and found a program called IPSyncLogic. Seems to do what you are looking for. I've included the link for a demo to it.

IP Sync Logic 1.3.4

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Ever since i've updated to Windows 10 i've been having an issue with permissions which im unable to fix.

Basically all of my software and files located on a non-system harddrive appear to be restricted in one way or another despite the fact that i've manually set all of the permissions and made myself an owner of all files.

Here are the examples of issues i've experienced:

1) I can't run any software i've installed on that hard drive unless im running it as administrator. This includes GOM player, Adobe Photoshop, Filezilla, Steam and other applications.

2) I can't drag and drop files from that hard drive to or from installed applications like GOM player or Adobe - it just won't let me since the cursor changes into a cross.

3) I couldn't use archives and drag and drop files from and to archives without a warning about "harmful files" popping up constantly until i installed winrar on a system disk.

4) Some files gotten locked if they were downloaded using utorrent or any other application which downloads files. I think i was able to fix that by editing permissions and security settings in gpedit.msc and explorer though.

Is there a reason why this keeps happening?

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Hi everyone,
I installed Ubuntu on my computer a few months ago and created another partition for it on my 1TB hard drive.

I didn't really care for Ubuntu so I decided to delete the partition it was on.
That might have been a mistake.

Well, now there's 87.68GB of free space on my hard disk that I can't use and I don't know how to add it back to my c: partition.

There was another post about this a couple years ago, but I don't understand the instructions and am not actually sure if it worked. Can someone explain how to do this, please?

I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I'm not familiar with partitioning disks. It was just the one time with Ubuntu.

A:Hard drive partition: adding free space back to c: drive

The unallocated area is actually an empty extended partition. You need to delete that first.

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This is definitely a long shot, but can you partition unallocated hard drive space as a separate drive with it's own drive letter?

A:Unallocated Hard Drive Space to Separate Drive

format the space and it will have it's own partition letter

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My old Seagate 1TB hard drive was filled to 780GB out of the 1TB. Since I was getting close to filled I upgraded to a WD Black 2TB. I used the Windows 7 back up to create a complete system image. I replaced the hard drive with the WD then did a system restore from the image. Everything works fine and everything looks exactly the same except the new hard drive is only showing 322GB used out of the 2TB. I now have both hard drives in the computer and opened up the contents side by side, they both contain the same files and folders. The 1TB drive is showing 780GB used and the 2TB drive is only showing 322GB used. Am I missing something here? Shouldn't they both have the same amount of space used?

A:New hard drive using less space after image restore then old drive?

I think it only copy your operating system drive to your new disk?
You can check your disks in Disk Management. And also you can create new volumes there.
Right click on Computer - Manage. You will see Disk Management.

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On a Windows 7 machine, have the OneDrive and Dropbox folders on a separate 150GB hard drive, E:.  When I open Computer, it says my E drive only has 500MB available, when I highlight everything on the E drive (i have hidden files and system files visible)
and do a properties it only adds up to 65GB of data. 
I ran a chkdsk on E and it didn't find any issues.  How can I reclaim my 85GB (150-65) of "lost" space back?  Or how can I figure out what Windows thinks is using it.

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I have a micron comp with WinxP and 2 hard drives , and thru the years I have put a lot of programs in my D drive. After the nightmare, SP2 problems and I finally got it to work. My C drive show only less than 1 G, the hard drive is 12 G. My other D 30 G's and it has 22 G's left. So, I have tried to uninstalll programs on my C drive and it keeps coming up with an error message, cant unistall b/c missing a file.

What can I do to empty my C drive and transfer my programs to the D drive?

A:Running out of space in my C drive and I have another physical Hard drive

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I recently downloaded loads of music video's with a view to burning them onto DVD using my Nero 7 DVD Burning Programme. I had 75% free space on my hard drive at that time. Many of these video's were flv format so I had to download and install a flv to mpg video converter programme. Well, two actually. One proved to be better than the other. After converting the video's from flv to mpg (so that Nero would accept them) and making up the music video compilation using Nero 7 I noticed that I had only 4% free space left on my hard drive. So I couldn't get on with the second compilation. Nero told me I needed more hard disc space. I then deleted all the music video's I no longer needed, both the flv versions and the converted mpg versions. I also deleted/uninstalled the video converter programme's along with a few other programme's I don't (or very rarely) use. I emptied the Re-cycle bin and then attempted to defragment. But I was told that I needed 15% free space but I still only have 4%. Even after all that deleting and unistalling. Why is that ?
What puzzles me is this. Before I even started to download the music video's I had the video conversion programme's downloaded and installed, waiting. And I still had 75% free space. But now I have deleted all the music video's and have less programme's installed than when I started this project and yet I still only have 4% free space on my hard drive.
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A:Hard Drive Space

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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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Good afternoon

i've read a few of the suggestions regarding space saving but am having a really big issue with my hard drive compiled with being slightly computer illiterate

My laptop says it has 110GB, 55GB drive C and 55GB drive E

I have not backed up my pc, so have only used C

I only have 25GB of music and pictures on the laptop, and have only downloaded 500mb of programmes but my C Drive now says it's used up all the C Drive

i search, but cannot find where the 30GB has gone

i regularly delete cookies, temp internet files and have carried out numerous disk cleans and defrags.

i've tried using the command prompt but thevssadmin option isn't available to me even though i am the sole admin for the laptop

now i have purchased an additional 500gb portable harddrive. i copied over the 25GB of music and pics but to my horror i now discover that the portable hd says it's used 60GB, so the same things happening to the new drive.

I really need a step by step guide into solving this.

at first i thought i'd just use the portable storage as a pit stop while i restored the laptop to factory settings, but according to the available space, whatever i've transferred over is now more than what was originally on the laptop

can anyone help me please????

A:Hard Drive Space -

This Tutorial will be helpful:
System Restore - disk space

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My boyfriend's hard drive is 30Gigabytes. He only has 1.5 Gb free. Can you tell me where to look to free up some space? I mean, which folders would have the bulk of space? He doesn't download music or movies so I don't know where all his space went.

A:Hard Drive Space

Install Treesize to track it down.
Most likely places are \Temp folders, Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files (browser cache) and System Restore.

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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 have a 320gb hard drive on my laptop and I don't have a lot of files on it, but it is telling me that i am running low on hard drive space? I have deleted games that I have installed and other programs that I don't use, but it still has low space left. I don't get it. What could be taking up so much hard drive space?

A:Hard Drive space

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Is there a program that will help me figure out where all my hard drive space is going? Like how much each folder is using?

A:Hard Drive Space


is that what your looking for?

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Hi, i have a problem with my hard drive. It is a 75 gig HD but all i have left is around 10 gigs. When i highlight everything in my HD it only comes up to around 21 gigs... i was wondering if i could recover any more gigs. Any ideas would help, thanks ahead.

A:~Hard Drive Space~

Any chance of a screen shot from disk management if your running xp weirdo?

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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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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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I have been having problems with my system for a couple of months. So I decided to clean my hard drive (60 Gig). After I fdisk and reboot fdisk showed that I partitioned 26551M and after I format the drive it showed that I have only 16,31.98 M. Furthermore after I re-install the O/S it showed that I only had 15G of space. Now I know that most people say that you will only show 32G but I had 58 something Gigs of space before I re-formatted. Does anyone know of a differant way to to partition and format your hard drive so that it reads all of your hard drive. Also, my bios reads 60 Gigs and I am using 98 SE with an upgrade to ME.

A:Hard Drive Space

I suspect that the manufacturer of your big disk has a disk "installation" utility which will handle your problems. FDisk does not always work well with big drives, but it is the only tool available in the 9x world (except these installation utilities). Check the web site of the manufacturer of your disk drive.

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I changed my 4Gig HD on Dell Inspiron 3000 to a 20 GIG hd but only 8.5 is recognized. Is there any way to access the rest of the hard drive?

A:hard drive space

Did you fdisk and format the new drive
If you fdisked it did you choose lba, answer yes to the initial question when entering fdisk.

Run fdisk again, choose option 4, display partition info, what does it say exactly for your drive.

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my hard drive when i got my computer was 1Tb, now it says there is only 148Gb. Not sure what happened to all the space, i know some of it was used when a friend(i know dumb idea) reformatted my computer and somehow left an image of the older version on my computer, but I'm not sure what happen to the rest of it. is there anyway to fix this so i have my full storage capacity back?

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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 hope this question is not too basic or I am missing something easy here.

I have Windows 7 on my HP and am trying to make space on the hard drive. So I recently moved thousands of photographs and spreadsheets to an external hard drive and then deleted them from my internal hard drive and cleared the recycle bin.

Now the C drive says I have 914 GB and only 109 GB available.

I checked the folders under C drive and accounted for 88 GB.

So my question is where might the other 717 GB's being used? And if this a lot of space to be using, how do I reduce it to make more space for photographs and such on my hard drive.



A:Hard Drive Space

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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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I have a Sony Viao with a 100gb hard drive. It is divided into 2 drives. One has 20GB the other 80. MY first drive is just about full, and it is slowing down my computer. Is there a way to change the size of the drives without losing files and programs? Or, how can I move files to the other drive and still be ablke to access them?
Any help would be great.


A:Hard Drive Space

Hi and welcome. Partition Magic is a great program for re-allocating drive space.

However, have you tried uninstalling programs from the 20gig partition and reinstalling to the 80gig? Or moving documents, photos, etc. to the other partition?

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I just purchased a whole new computer. The Hard Drive I chose was a 1TB drive so I'd have lots of space for storing my work.

I expected the actual available space to go down due to compression or whatever it is, and it indeed went down to 931GB of space available.

As I've been working though and installing programs and moving files over my hard drive now says it has 247GB used space. This seems like a lot more than what I've put on it.

I went into C: which is the whole drive including Windows system files and highlighted all the folders then went to properties. After it scanned everything it said it was only 110GB which sounded about right.

Where is my hard drive space going?

A:Hard Drive Space

The percentage of disk space allocated to System Restore and the recycle bin will account for some of the space used.

If you have System Restore set to use 12% of your 931GB then this works out at 111.72GB

So if you do your sums it becomes fairly evident what the space is taken up by. Dont forget that there is often a difference between file sizes and the amount of space they actually take up on the HDD, take the discrepancy into account when calculating what space you have or dont have.

Reduce the amount of allocated space for System Restore and see the resulting improvement in free disk space

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i run windows xp. i have a 10g hard drive and a 500g external hard drive. My internal hard drive has 650mb of space free on it. is there a way to find out what programs I can move to my external hard drive but also be able to run them if needed. thanks kert

A:need more space on hard drive

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I click on my data partition under Computer and go to property and it says I am taking up a quarter terabyte of space and then I highlight all the folders and it says I'm taking up 131 gigs so what's going on. I think I know but it's been about a hundred years since I been in school.

A:Hard Drive Space

There are a number of things that will consume space that you might not see

Pagefile: Usually equal to the size of your RAM
Hibernation File: Often equal to the size of your RAM

System Restore points. If you are in Windows 7, right click on My Computer, Properties, System Protection, hightlight C:\ and click Configure. It will show you what your current usage is.

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I have a recent Win764 build less than 6 months old, seems to have a virus or something that is making the hard drive space dissapear. The accual contents are 36GB out of 300GB. The computer will display that there is only 3.75GB left out of 300GB. I ran windirstat and tree and it gives me the correct allocation of data. The data matches what is supposed to be on this drive, there is no random file that is taking up 275GB. Leads me to believe that its a Virus, and cannot find to much on the subject. Please Advise? Thanks

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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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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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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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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/564032/hard-drive-space-decreasing/ - Hamluis.
OK, I finally got the chance to post an update. I did what noknojon told me to do, and I attatched the TXT files Addition.txt and FRST.txt here. I'm not sure if there's reall a virus, but should I post it in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum? I'm not sure if I really should since I'm not TOO sure if I'm infected or not. And now my hard drive is down to 175 GB.

A:Hard Drive Space

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/533928/cleaning-up-my-main-drive/ - Hamluis.
My husbands computer can hold 232 gigs of hard drive. He barely had a few photos, and no music or videos on his computer. Just a few applications of card games, maybe 2. He also had Office 2010.  Over night his hard drive filled up leaving him with only 5 gigs free. I have looked all over the drives and see nothing out of the ordinary. Does anyone have any ideas?  I am running a full scan on it right now with the paid version of Avast. 
I do appreciate anyone who gives me their time... Tara
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A:Hard Drive Space...Where Did It Go?

You can use a tool like WinDirStat to investigate exactly what files are taking up what room on a partition/drive.  You might want to try it.

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