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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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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:-

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


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

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

I'm a little confused about your question

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

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

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I 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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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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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.

Mac Forums | Apple, iPod, iPhone Discussions

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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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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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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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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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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Just bought a Western Digital WD1200JB, 120GB HD but I can only see about 7GB. I know there is something I need to do so I can see the whole thing but I can't remember what it is. Help please?

A:Can't see Hard Drive space

You must partition and format it.

In Windows XP, if you go into the Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management (under Storage) it will give you a showing of all the drives and the partitions on those drives. Right click on some unpartitioned space and you can create a new one. Or, you can right click on the 7gb that you said you did get (which is odd, honestly...) and change the size to encompass the entire drive.

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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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I have about 11 GB of free space on my 283 GB HD. I've got approximately 80-90 GB of programs that I see in the control panel and about 40-50 GB in folders. Seems like I should have more space available.


A:Hard Drive Space

The space is probably taken up by system restore. If you want more space delete all of your restore points. Make a new one, in case it is needed. You will have more space.
You can delete the points, by turning off SR. Be sure to turn it back on when the points are deleted
System Restore

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I have a 3ghz Phemon, 8gb ram and a 60gb SSD drive.
After installing Win 7 x64 my install was a bloated 20gb. This includes 8gb in the c:\windows\temp folder that I can't delete. After installing a few apps and games, I have 12gb free. I cannot account for 15gb of "missing space"
system restore is off.

any suggestions?

A:Where is my hard drive space going??

Hi. Welcome.

Download Tree Size. It will help you find what is taking up your space.


To clean up that temp folder you can run CCleaner.

Download CCleaner 2.22.968 - FileHippo.com

Hope this helps.

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Ok. So I just installed Windows XP home on an older computer. I installed just a few programs I want (antivirus, DVD burner, etc), and did all of the Windows updates. Everything is working nice and fast and perfectly, at least for an old computer running XP.
I now want to image the drive (or at least the used portions of it) so i can make a recovery image, so i won't have to redo all of the application installations and windows updates, because it took me many hours (and restarts) to get from a bare system to a system with SP3 and all the updates. I want to store this recovery image on a regular DVD, but there seems to be a storage space problem.
According to Windows Exlorer, when I click on drive C, I am using 9.7GB (see img1). I went to folder options, and selected to view hidden files, and I unselected the check box that says "hide operating system files". So I should be able to see everything (see img2).
However, when I go into drive C (see img 2a), and select everything and hit properties, it says I only have 5.5GB used in drive C (see img3).
So which is it? Am I using 9.7GB (which won't fit on a DVD-R) or am I using 5.5GB (which will fit on a DVD-R after compression)? If I am using 9.7GB, where are the missing 4GB? How do I view the file (or files) that are taking up those extra 4 gigs?

A:Where is my hard drive space?

try Space Sniffer. It will tell you exactly what's on your drive and how big it is. Looks cool too.

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does anybody out there know what the limitations on hard drive space is on windows xp professional. i'm asking because i have this machine with 6 1TB drives (6000gigs) all connected to the 6 SATA ports on the motherboard, disconnected all but one...installed the OS...connected the other 5, and now i can't get it to boot. it will POST just fine...but hangs when trying to boot to OS, no windows logo or anything....just a blinking cursor in what looks like the dos shell...i know that xp isn't built on the dos shell, but that's what it looks like right before loading windows. thanks to any and all assistance.

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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.

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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 need to free up space on my computer and I have already did a disk clean up and it tells me after the clean up how much I will gain, but once it is done it has not given me that space. How do I free more space and gain memory? Thanks!!

A:Need more 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 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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I have 80GB hard drive (yes I know it's puny) on my computer. I only have 31GB free space. My total size is 74.5GB. So I'm assuming the 5.5 is made up of programs needed to run the computer etc.
I have deleted all my music video and audio files/folders which were taking up even more space. I've tried defragmentation, emptying the recycle bin etc etc. I've uninstalled some rarely used programs.
In my Program Files there are 49 Items taking up 34.3GB of space. Surely this is too much ?
I do have Nero and Roxio which take a lot of space.
Looking at 'Control Panel' I see 'Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1', 'Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2' and also 'Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2'.
Do I really need 1.1 and 2.0 if I have 3.0 ?

A:Space On Hard Drive

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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

A:Hard Drive Space

Hello Stiglez.

What's reporting you only have 3.7 gig left? (I can't help with the issue if its AV related but we can try to rule out other issues until a mod moves this to malware.)

What is reported from either the command shell when you do a dir or from the drives properties?

What AV do you use and have you updated and done a scan?

Have you tried doing a chkdsk /f from the command line?

With the few details provided this would be what I would check first.


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Hello all;
I have a 120 g hdd. it shows 111 g used. is this 111 g the partition size or actual amount of storage i actually have data on?

the reason i ask is i just loaded vista home pre. x64 and have only done all the updates and added open office and steam and America's Army, so i would think i should still have at least 75 or 80 g left.

p.s. the rest of the disk is a windows.old space and thats only 9 g

any ideas?

A:Hard drive space

Since you posted the question, the answer must be important to you, so lets get the best information available.
Download and lets see what the answer is. This software is excellent in showing hard drive use. I am sure that you will use it many times in the future.

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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?

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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! :) ) 
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  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

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I have a 120gb HDD, in two partitions of 51gb.

C:\ is where Vista is installed, and its full,

My program installations come to 5gb
iTunes comes to 16gb
Documents come to 2gb

Where the hell has the space gone? I figure its Vista, anyone know how to free up some space??

I have tried the System Restore allocation thing, and that was only 2gb, and I have run Disk Cleanup and that freed up 3gb.


A:Hard Drive Space

Use CCleaner (google it) to find out, and maybe remove it

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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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Recently I upgraded my ram to 24 gb and noticed that hard drive space is lost with more ram is this normal...

A:Ram using hard drive space

It might be. If you have hibernation enabled it will make a hiberfil file the same size as your installed RAM.

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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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Okay something unusual started acting up on my computer today. I emptied out my system restore points as I do once every month (cause of viruses, spyware, etc.) Which is normal..cause like I said, I've done this once a month for the past 2 years probably. Well anyway..my used space went back to 4.83 GB.

After downloading some songs on itunes and purevolume (Yes both legal...therefore i know i haven't received any kind of spyware.) My used space went up to 4.86 GB But for some weird reason..no matter how high my used space gets..it is CONSTANTLY dropping..like I've used 4.84 GB...then right back to 4.83 GB.

I've heard of viruses EATING harddrive space..but never giving it back? lol..No files or ANYTHING seems to be missing. Anyone know what might cause something like this? I appreciate any kind of advice/information.

A:Hard Drive Space.

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Hi guys,

I recently just got this Acer computer and everything worked fine. ITs a great computer

But then i discovered something,

my hard drive seems to loose its space for no reason

like yesterday i checked it was 154GB of 181 GB\

and then i checked today it was 147GB of 181GB

In between this period i merely worked on some word files and did not download or install any programs or files

is there a solution to this problem?

A:Hard Drive space

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Yes the last month I noticed that my hard drive was filling up. Went through all files and couldnt find it. So changed it so I could see all hidden folders. Went through the whole hard drive until I got to windows file where I found over 51gb taken up of my 70gb hardrive. Then I went into windows file and found 50gb in the installer file. Looked through the files but I cant find any reason for it. Can anybody help me out?? thanks for your time.

A:No space on hard drive

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Here's a question I feel stupid asking but......
I recently purchased a computer with 40gb of hard drive. When I go to My Computer (WindowsME) I actually have two local disks, C and D, each with 20GB on it. Does this mean that if at some point my C drive becomes full, D drive will kick in as well and I will be using both drives?

A:Hard Drive Space

It will not switch over automatically. I always though 10 GB was more than enough space for a home machine but now anything less than 20 seems to be small.

They provision them this way for many reason like:
A) for people who would install programs on the "C" drive and keep their data on the "D" drive.
B) people who download a lot of data from the internet and use the "D" drive as a location to store them.
C) people who run DVD drives where the DVD program caches the information onto the HD while the movie is playing to eliminate any possibility of pauses or skips etc.
D) sometimes it easier to partition them this way when mass producing computers.

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I've been having some problems with my hard drive. I have a 44GB hard drive on my computer. I've calculated the total amount of space used for that drive (ALL files/programs/folders/hidden files,folders....etc) and they all equate to about 18GB. So then, I should have around 36GB left. But then when I right-click on my hard drive it says that I only have 17mb left. I've checked several times and I've restarted my computer. But it continues to tell me that I have 17mb left.

I'm not sure what's going on. It was fine about one hour ago - I still had around 20 something GBs of space. I'm not really sure but just before this happened I was using a program called "Video Dub" (I was trying to resize the resolution of a movie but then it had an error saying that I didn't have enough space on my hard drive).
Can someone please help me?

A:Very low hard drive space

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