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

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

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

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

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

Any Ideas?
Thanks guys

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

H Jimmy. . .

Welcome to TSF Vista SUpport.

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

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

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

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

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


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

tree /a > "%userprofile%\documents\tree_users_10-30-08_a-only.txt... Read more

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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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Recently I noticed my C drive is getting pretty full( 70GBs free of 287GBs), so I decided to clean up my laptop a little, ran a disk cleaner, disk defrag, deleted temp files, clean recycle bin, removed some programs that were high in GBs, removed old movies etc. That should have free'd up about 5GBs of space, from 70GBs free, to around 75+GBs free.. Instead I noticed it hadn't changed at all, and after running the defrag and disk cleaner i only had 66GBs free....

I think my computer isn't showing the correct amount of free space, I removed more than enough programs and files to free up some space and I don't know what to do to make it show the correct amount...

I have a Dell laptop, with 3GBs RAM, running windows vista service pack 2, 32bit OS.

A:C drive not showing the correct amount of free space?

Hello Sacharissa

To gain more free space Delete a restore point.


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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.

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

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I am having a bad problem with my 145GB hard drive (NTFS), for some reason I only have 2gigs left and in no way i have used up 140gigs. I have only 4 games installed on my computer that use up around 2 gig each game which is the biggest thing i have on my comp. I looked under disk management and it also says only 2gig left, 1%. I know I am missing around 100+ gigs and not sure where it went. I have already done disk cleanup and that got me back maybe around 500mb or so but still missing a lot. The only thing I do is play games and talk to people and I don't download movies/mp3s or anything like that. I didn't know if I should put this in the hard drive forum or the security forum since I have no idea if it is a virus of some sort or my hard drive is messing up. I have run nortons Virus scan and it found nothing. I am stuck and not sure what to do.

Please help if you have any idea of whats going on.

P.S. The hard drive came with the computer which I bought new last year around October.

A:Amount of space in hard drive problem.

Norton AV? Ah.
Try emptying the protected recycle bin (It's called something like that). It is found under the normal recycle bin list.You might have to turn off auto protect to delete the files.
I`d be suprised if it was 100GB worth though.AVG is a better AV.

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I am using an Asus G74series computer
i7 processor, 16gb RAM, 64-bit Windows 7
I have a 279gb hard drive and I have been attempting to free up space as there is only 30.5gb free.
C: Properties is telling me that I am using 248gb of space but this simply cannot be the case. I have spent quite a bit of time on forums trying to diagnose the problem (Ran Disk Cleanup, ran CCleaner, tried to Defragment, I do not use system restore or backup, my recycling bin is empty, hibernation file is relatively small, etc)
I ran WinDirStat to see if I could figure out why I have so much space used up and the program only displays 120.5gb of space used up on my C: drive, which begs the question where is the other 128gb of space?
I am relatively tech savy meaning I can usually find the answers I am looking for in forums but it is baffling to me that my C: drive says I'm using 248gb when really I am only using about 120gb. Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Amount of Hard Drive Space is wrong

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I?m sure that at some point someone has told you that a Kilobyte is 1024 Bytes. If we are pedantic about the terminology used in describing storage however, they are wrong. A Kilobyte is by definition 1000 bytes, Kilo literally denoting 10^3 of something. What they are talking about is, in fact, a Kibibyte (2^10 Bytes.) This inconsistency causes problems because when people start talking about computer storage - Kilo is suddenly used incorrectly to mean ?2^10? rather than the proper ?10^3.?

Here Follows a quick terminology break.....

..continued at http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.html?i=136

I find that this is pretty useful information. There is a lot of confusion about this subject.

A:Why doesn’t my hard drive have the advertised amount of space?

Bah, has that surfaced again...

The industry (IEC) implemented kibi, mebi/mibi, gibi etc. bytes, a while ago, so it is correct, but most people think of a megabyte as 1024 kilobytes, which in turn is 1024 bytes...Which isn't too strange considering people has used kilo and mega since at least the 70's meaning 1024...

IMO, it's strange that they suddenly decided that we've been doing things wrong for ages, and now we should change our way... It's already hard enough for most people to get their head around what a Megabyte and Gigabyte is, so why would you want to confuse them further by changing the name?

To me this sounds like politics at it's worst, as it's (most likely) only done to make it easier on harddrive manufacturers... If you look at games and programs, they still use the old way...

Oh, well, the article isn't too bad... At least it'll help people understand why their new harddrive won't show all the Gigabytes (I'll use the word with the old meaning until physically forced otherwise!) they expected...

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Hi there,

The space on my hard drive has slowly been decreasing as of late, I am stumped as to why this is happening. At this very moment I have 4.62GB free of 682GB (750GB Internal Hard Drive). However when I open Local Disk C and view the properties of all the folders to see how much space they take up, it says 173GB. I have shown the hidden folders as well when viewing properties.
So I have no idea what is taking up the remaining 509GB of space.

I have done some research for this problem already but with no successful solution.
I have:
- Used WinDirStat, it says 192GB is in use.
- Used Disk Cleaner (which was able to free about 500MB of space)
- Used Disk Cleaner to remove restore points (I had some trouble getting it to work, it would continually get stuck on "Scanning: system error memory dump files"). After getting it to work finally, it cleared only 2.5GB.
- I have used Norton 360 to do a Full System Scan
- Deleted temporary files

Does anyone know what could be taking up this huge amount of space?


A:Huge amount of mystery space taken up on Hard Drive

With WinDirStat make sure you have Show Unknown clicked in Options.

You can also try TreeSize free, it may help see where the space is being used.
TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

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I have two installs of XP on my computer one 'Windows' and then a 'Windows2' for the life of me I can't remember why I have this... I assume that the windows2 install is the one I am currently booting to. When I was looking for where all my hard drive space was going to, I found that the Windows2 directory was 40 gigs in size. However when I enter the Windows2 folder, change the folder options to allow the viewing of hidden files, and directly select all folders, the cumulative size only shows about 5 gigs.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows using an enormous amount of hard drive space


It's my guess that you reinstalled XP for some reason and reinstalled it in a separate Windows directory.

If your intent was to wipe out the hard drive and then do a fresh install of XP, you needed to:

Boot from the XP CD

Delete all hard drive partitions

Create a new C partition and allocate the entire hard drive to it

Format the new C partition in the NTFS file system

Install XP in C:\WINDOWS


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Hello. I've recently installed a fresh copy of windows XP right after i got my new internal hard drive. It's supposed to have 320 gigs...and so far i've used roughly 7 gigs. But on C:/ it shows that the overral capacity of the hard drive is only 127 gigs, I'm missing around 200 gigs...what could be the problem?

A:Internal hard drive is missing a huge amount of space...

Sounds like you need a BIOS update or configuration change to see all the disk space.
Check manufacturer's web site for BIOS updates for your computer and check to see if 48 bit LBA is enabled.

You may need to install Windows XP SP2 to see the whole drive.


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My computer was running very slow. I tried everything to fix it, but nothing seemed to work. So I formatted my drive and re-installed Windoes XP Professional. Now, I cannot install Service Pack 2 because "I do not have enough free space?" HUH? The hard drive is very small. About 7 gigabytes, but when i right click on it in My Computer, and go to "Properties", It says that the drives capacity is 2 gigabytes. I figured that checkdisk might fix my problem, so I told Windows to start it at the next boot. It started fine...BUT, I got the error message "Cannot open volume for direct access." It then skipped the checkdisck utility and started up fine. I then tried to defrag my hard drive. Almost all of my drive is "Unmovible files". I went to the microsoft website and they said that to fix my problem, i need to install SP2. I really wish that I could! I am thinking that I made the problem when I was formatting my drive from the Windows XP Pro CD. I deleted the partition that Windows XP was on before formating it. You know what?... I bet that is my problem! My old Installation is probbably still on my drive, and I have very little free space left over. Maby I should format my drive again and then create a new partiton. Then install Windows XP Pro on THAT.

If anyone has any comments or things that you found out that I did wrong (which was probable alot), PLEASE TELL ME!

Thanks alot to whoever can help.

A:Solved: ***Small amount of disk space on Hard drive***

Try running chkdsk from the command prompt, if it skipped the one when you reboot . That's worked for me sometimes..

That's all I know how to do, sorry

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Hi everyone. I'm on a Lenovo 3000 n100 laptop with Vista. Lately I began noticing that the free disk space on my hard drive was filling up, so I deleted most of my movies and games. Now explorer shows me that I have 46GB of space free within my 106GB hard drive, and that I've used 60GB.

However, I am quite positive that I have NOT used 60GB of disk space. Highlighting all of the files in my C drive and hitting "properties" shows that they take up 25GB. I downloaded a program called JDiskReport which shows my disk usage and, as I suspected, only about 30 gigs of disk space is reported in C.

Now, I've run chkdsk and done a system defrag. I've gone into the windows disk cleaner utility and deleted most of the temporary files, including the hibernation files. I cleared all but my most recent system restore point and I also checked my shadowcopy usage in the command line (it says shadowcopy is using only about 1 gig). I ran ccleaner and have done full scans with windows defender and AVG.

Anyway, I'm all out of ideas now and I want to reclaim my 30+ GB of hard drive space! . The 60GB I'm supposedly using was actually around 75GB before I went through all of the above steps, but it still tells me I'm using twice as much disk space as I actually am. I've uploaded a picture below. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!


A:explorer shows the wrong amount of disk space on my hard drive

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Over the years my windows folder has grown so big that it is currently taking up 37.5 GB of my 55 GB hard drive. I have other HD's for my programs, this HD is used solely for the OS and a few programs that could not be installed elsewhere.

I am CONSTANTLY getting low disk space errors, but there seems to be nothing I can do. I have uninstalled unnecessary programs, used Disk Cleanup (including clean up system files), and downloaded CCleader which helps minimally.

So my question is this: WTF? Why is my windows folder so ridiculously large, and is there anything I can do to shrink it? All of my online research has told me NOT to mess with the windows folder, you can damage system files etc. I would prefer not to have to buy a new HD or do a new install of windows. Is there anything I can do?

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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

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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Hi,things that I installed on my computer add up a total of 2gb ..My Windows Folder size is 2.5gb .Total add up is around 4-5gb.But,my computer said that I used 13.6gb and left with 4.94gb!!Total space is 18.6gb.

My system is -
Microsoft Windows XP
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Computer -
Intel Celeron CPU
1.30GHz,320MB of RAM

I think it is not a virus trying to duplicate itself to take up my space as I have already scan my computer with HijackThis for suspicious things running on my computer.

Sorry for my bad english and Thanks a lot!

A:My Amount Of Free Space Isn't Right ..

It may be your system restore adding restore points.

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My Factory Image D has only 1.52 GB free space, of 12.9 GB. I have an HP Pavilion with Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

What can I do, when I go to D I get the Warning message:
"This area of your hard drive
(or partition) contains files used
for your PC Recovery.

Do not delete or alter these files.

Any change to this partition could
prevent any recovery later."

I wil appreciate any help.

**I also want to wholeheartedly thank the posting that helped me last Saturday when I couldn't login, the step by step instructions/information were GREAT!

A:Logical disk D low amount free space

I am afraid that I do not fully understand your question. That D partition should not be touched. If you have a problem with your computer, there are keys (usually f keys) that you push during boot up, to restore to factory specs. It should be used only in dire circumstances.

I began by saying I did not quite understand. If you care to elaborate further, maybe I can give further assistance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I just recently created a Windows System Image backup and stored it on my External HDD. However, after this occurred, it seems as though Windows has reported an incorrect amount of free space left. My drive is has 931 GB of total space (1 TB in base 10) and currently reports 272 GB of free space. However, when I select all of my files and folders in the volume and select "Properties", both SIZE and SIZE ON DISK report 639 GB used, which would mean that there is supposed to be 292 GB of free space. There are no hidden folders, and in addition, chkdsk /f didn't seem to find any problems. I heard that formatting generally fixes this but it is not a feasible option at all. What are my options?

A:External HDD Shows incorrect amount of free space?

That 639 gigs used might be the problem instead, 639 gigs used not counting all the extra space taking up by filenames and such.

Here's a link to download a free partition manager, one I use:

Download [email protected] Partition Manager 1.3.12 Free - Disk management software. Create, format, and delete disk partitions. - Softpedia

See what free space shows up using that, I'll believe it's reading which will appear in the top section.

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for quite some time my computer keeps telling me that I have 0% free space and I need to delete some files well I am about bone dry on my computer.and I cant downloade a program to fix it because it tells me I have no free space I have windows XP and I have 74.6 Gig on my hard drive and my system is a Gateway about 2002, i have a norton antivirus that I thought i deleted and I found that this file has about 62 Gig of files on it that is keeping me from being able to open any files, what can I do to help me rid this proble , also I cant go to a restore because I have o% free space

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I"ve installed windows 8.1 from fresh on a seperate parition on my macbook pro retina 2013 via Apple's bootcamp.

I allocated 40GB which when formatted is 37GB

But now I'm downloading Call of duty on steam which is 14GB however on my hard drive apparently I've only got 5GB left..

Is there a way to free up space or to see what on earth is taking up soo much space..

Ideally I want to buy Battlefield 4 on origin soon but that needs 30 GB space, obviously I'll delete the call of duty game but how can I get all my space back.


Really appreciate any help

A:How to free up hard drive space

Nothing is taking up to much space, you made the partition to small. My current Windows install on my laptop is 33 GB and that's with all my user folders moved to my Data drive. You could run disk cleanup, turn off system restore, disable hibernation (this deletes the hiperfile.sys file), but your still going to run out of space fast.

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I have a Compaq Presario SR5710Y PC with 48.8 GB on my hard drive. I only have 72.3 MB free right now, and I cannot figure out what to uninstall to free up space. When I look at my installed programs, there aren't that many, and the ones that show how much space it is taking up, all only show less than 1 GB.

I need to add that my previous hard drive crashed, and I replaced it with an SSD. I am thinking that maybe in the re-installation of Windows 7 (it previously had Windows Vista, but I replaced it with 7 about 2 years ago), that somehow I might have two versions of Windows in my hard drive, which is why I don't have much space left.
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Hi Moderators,

I am relatively new to computers. I run Windows XP Professional SP2. My Maxtor Hard Drive total size is 19.0 GB.

I have recently noticed that despite the fact that I have tried to keep my free space at least at 11.0 the same has dropped to 6.23. I have backed up most of my files on c.d. and have deleted a great deal. However my free space reads only 8.23.

I make sure that I remove history, temporary internet files, cookies, and forms, almost every day. I also use Ccleaner. A look in add/remove programs revealed that since I started using my computer in 2004 May 24 I have received quite a lot of updates both for Xp and Office and I suspect that these may be the cause of the decrease in free space. Moreover sometime earlier this year I had to re-download SP2 in order that my web cam would work. I did not uninstall the former SP 2

I shall be grateful if you can advise me as to whether updates I had prior to re-downloading SP2 would have become obsolete and can be removed.

I have a lot of programs installed but they are all being used from time to time. I can uninstall a couple of them as I use them at intervals.

Thanking you in advance.


A:Free Hard Drive Space

Probably the only solution is get a larger harddrive. You are using approx 10 or GB of hard drive space. This is not very much for a modern useful XP machine. To give you some perspective, I have 20 GB of programs alone. And then 100GB of data. If you have 10GB of programs and data then you are not using very much space indeed.A new hard drive could replace your existing drive, but then you would have to install Windows and all programs again, or you could simply add the new hard drive as a second drive, or slave drive. This is pretty easy to do and you would gain all of the space for data.Prices on hard drives have been in a free fall for the past year or so:40GB, $46 incl. shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E1682214011880GB $47 incl. shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822144102160 $60 incl. shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822145091

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i have started burning home movies onto dvd using ulead video studio 8, i have put aside 50gig as a partition from a sata 160gig hard drive. When i have finished editing the home movie and burnt it to a dvd i then delete the file off the hard drive which is between 2 to 9 gig in size (could be multiple files). the problem i have is when i look to see how much is free on the drive it's still saying that size is still there. i have emptied the recycle bin and also have tryed window washer, the only way to correct it is take all files and folders i want off the hard drive, format it, then copy the files and folders back to get a true reading of space left on the drive. i have to format drive through restarting computer in safe mode only.

A:free space on hard drive

Have you tried defrag after a delete ?

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First let me say, I am a novice when it comes to this. 
My disk space is 688 GB and as of right now it shows I have 18.3 GB available.
Looking at the apps I'm using 299 MB.
Under media and files I have the following :
Pictures                          42.3 GB
Videos                                 0 Bytes
Music                                3.62 GB
Documents                     65.6 GB
Downloads                      32.3 MB
Unless I'm doing something wrong, that adds up to 111.85 GB.
What is the other 576 GB being used for ??

A:Want to free up space on hard drive

First let me say, I am a novice when it comes to this. 
My disk space is 688 GB and as of right now it shows I have 18.3 GB available.
Looking at the apps I'm using 299 MB.
Under media and files I have the following :
Pictures                          42.3 GB
Videos                                 0 Bytes
Music                                3.62 GB
Documents                     65.6 GB
Downloads                      32.3 MB
Unless I'm doing something wrong, that adds up to 111.85 GB.
What is the other 576 GB being used for ??
I would recommend downloading Sequoia View. It's a free utility that analyzes your HDD and lets you know where all of your hard-earned bytes are running off to via an easy to use and understand, graphical UI.

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I have a 160 gig hard drive that has 149gig used. How do you find just what is taking up all that space? It said there is 45 gig of old compressed files,how can I find out what these are ,and delete them maybe? thanks splice

A:free up hard drive space

If you search the Internet for the extension the file has, it may give you a clue as to what it is and how to check it.

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i have went through the disk cleanup stages by clicking on properties on the C drive..

But still my drive stays on the red zone..

I have 810 mb left of a 51 gb hard drive!

I know that I do not use that much space... So where on earth are all these files..

A:How to free up space in hard drive!

This will show you what is taking up all the spacehttp://windirstat.info/

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My computer is not running as fast as I'd like it to...

I have 32 gb of used space and 6 gb of unused space...

I have 768 mb of ram...

please, need some advice as to how I can help my computer perform better...

there are a lot of programs on my add/remove programs list... but I don't know what programs I can delete to free up space...



A:Free Space On Hard Drive

First off we need to know the operating system (2000,XP etc,,)in order to proceed. thanks

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I'm using windows 7 (64bit), I have a 500GB C drive and a 1TB data drive. This computer is mainly for music recording/editing and a little bit of video editing. I use the 1TB D drive to store all of my music and video related projects. I have a lot of stuff on that drive, mostly high quality, uncompressed audio files, but with that said, there is no way that I am using the amount of space that windows says I am using. Looking at every folder and subfolder I have on the drive, I am only using 93GB for music and video files, and less than 1GB for miscelanneous files but Windows says that only 38GB of 931GB is left! It should actually be 837GB left. So 799GB just magically disappeared into space?? What's going on?  I've had the computer for two years and it has always been accurate with it's free space estimates. I just noticed this last week. What should I do? 

A:Hard drive free space WAY off

Run the chkdsk /r command on the drive in question.
Then...use fhe following tool to see what is where on the drive:  WinDirStat .

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I know that it is necessary to keep ~15% free space on the system drive for proper function, but what about a non-OS drive that is used only for storage? My video archive drive never seems to get fragged, so I doubt that I will need freespace for defragging...any other reason to need it?

A:Hard Drive Free Space

I'd guess the worst case scenario is that whatever defragging is done on that storage drive would slow down. At some extreme point (99% occupied?), it might not defrag at all. So what?

I've run even OS partitions beyond 90% full and never noticed any issues.

Since I installed Win 7 13 months ago, I have never done a manual defrag and have never seen more than 5% fragmentation on any drive---storage or OS.

You could turn off defrag on that storage drive and I'll bet never notice the difference.

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I left for the weekend and when I returned, I found that my computer only has 16MB of free space...when I left it had 54%!!! I have NOOO clue how this happened. The last thing I did on my computer was run Clean Space 9...This is weird, does anyone know what could have happened? I'd REALLY appreciate it...thanks,

Here is my computer info:
Microsoft Windows XP
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Manufactured and Supported by:
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
2.39 GHz, 448 MB of RAM

A:HELP!! 0% free space on hard drive...

Your system may have become a zombie for file sharing. If you have any installed, ininstall all P2P programs (Kazaa, Bearshare, Limewire, etc.)

Next, follow these instructions:


Be sure to post your log in a new thread in the Hijackthis Log Help forum, not here.

I'll close this thread to prevent any dual posting.

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This is a somewhat unusual post for me, as I've posted several HJT logs here in the past when I've needed help and I've received excellent help, therefore, I thought that this might be the best place to ask this particular question.

My hard drive has lately been, quite frankly, nearly full...fluctuating between 800mb and 1.2 Gb free (on a 20 Gb drive. It just doesn't seem possible to me).

Tonight I've gone through and deleted/moved a lot of things I knew for sure that I could, thus getting the amount of free space close to 1.5 Gb. In my quest for more, I looked at my add/remove programs menu and found:

3 different copies of Microsoft .net Framework (2.0 Service pack 2, 3.0 Service pack2, and 3.5 sp1), The first two of which take up nearly 400MB.

Also, 3 different copies of MSXML 4.0 SP2, although the files sizes appear to be comparatively negligible.

Are those seemingly repeat programs absolutely necessary, or can I uninstall any of them to free up a bit more space?

Also, I could apparently free up another half-gig by deleting my backup files for Win98. I've considered it, but I fear that sure as I do, I'll have XP probs again and be in deep trouble.

A:Trying to free space on hard drive

if you are using XP why keep Windows 98 files ? also download crapcleaner and run the cleanup program to clean out wasteful temp files... also if you have an external harddrive move as many data files word, excel, Jpeg picture files to the external drive and delete them from your 20 Gig internal harddrive.

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I am using Windows XP, Service Park 2. I have a program called Sonic. I am trying to copy a video I made using the copy DVD program in Sonic. It tells me I don't have enough room on my hard drive to put the temporary copy of the video. How do I check how much free space I have on my hard drive. I looked at "My Computer", properties and there's lots of free space shown on the "disc" diagram. Can anyone help?

A:Free space on hard drive

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or should the question be:

How much Hard Drive space should I keep free??????

I have a 8.4 gig harddrive with 1 gig free.

I am running windows 98 first with microsoft patches and with a fat32 file system.

How much space should I keep free on my harddrive so my computer runs smothly?

is it 200 megs?????

Can you people help me out. I really nead it?

[This message has been edited by richardginn (edited 07-04-2000).]

[This message has been edited by richardginn (edited 07-04-2000).]

A:How much Hard Drive space should I have free?????

That depends on your video card memory and how much swap file you need. But other things are going to impact this like trying to uncompress files and install stuff, this can use a lot of hard disk space during the install. I really wouldn't go much lower than you are right now personally.

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Dell PC Windows XP

My C drive has only 34% free space (it's only 28.60 GB) despite my moving all of my pictures and music to an external hard drive. The only big programs that I've got are Turbo Lister and a Movie Player from the NYPL.

Is that enough for it to work well? I defragment frequently so it runs ok.

If I want to get a couple of games is it ok to download them to the external hard drive?


A:How much is too little free space on a hard drive?

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If I use any program other than windows explorer to check my HD space, it says about 20 gigs left, windows right now says 0kb on both c, d and e partitions. I run off e at the moment.

A few days ago I deleted lots of files and just made a huge 15 gig txt file because I was bored... then I deleted the txt file and the space didnt change (I made sure it was deleted, I know the recycle bin doesnt do its job) and as the space didnt change I used a program called Rollback RX to rollback my HD to a few days ago.... so I got my deleted files back (from before the txt file) and checked windows says I am running out of space...

I defrag the e partition and it says 23 or 20 or something GB free... windows explorer said 30mb which has gradually decreased till now where it says 0kb free haha...
What the **** did I do? Any help appreciated... No sorry I can't download programs at all because my free space never increases even after uninstalling programs or even replacing files with empty ones to try and free up space...

A:WTF?? windows displays wrong amount of free disk space.

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

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


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

CD might be dirty...

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I'm showing only approx. 2 gb available on my hard drive (out of 36 total), however, when I add up programs (from add/remove window) and file sizes individually, I'm coming up with less than 10 gb. How can I be sure I'm seeing everything on my computer? Are there "hidden" files I'm not accessing?

Lenovo thinkpad, R51e, winxp


A:Hard drive free space mystery

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help ihave a hijackthis log file

A:Something is taking up all the free space on my hard drive

Hi Welcome to TSG!!

Post the log please.

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I have a 140 GB HDD that, at one time before I attempted a backup, had very little space consumed. If I remember correctly, there was about 35GB of operating system and applications on the HDD. This drive has my W7 OS.

I don't recall all of the details but somehow the backup was interrupted. The good news: Everything that was functional still is except that I now have only 7.58GB of free space on the HDD.

I've done a little bit of reading and I think I know what happened. I suspect that while doing a backup, the data is copied to a location on the HDD that will eventually be cleared IF the backup is allowed to conclude normally. Since I interrupted it, I surmise that the free space has now been occupied by the unwanted copy of that data.

My question is: Is there any way (other than reformatting and starting over) that I can retrieve some of that "free space"?

A:Solved: Hard Drive with Little Free Space

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I have been having some trouble lately with my home computer, every so often the Pc will crash with a blue screen, with white text saying that a physical memory dump bios is being completed or something like that, i turn it off then back on again and it works fine, however each time this happens my free space on my hard drive reduces!

Sometimes i will have the correct amount which should be something like 123gb free, but sometimes i turn it on and check and i only have 4gb or so free? could something have become dissconnected or something like that? the pc itself works fine but it just seems to crash when i am either trying to load too much at once, or most of the time this occurs when i am unplugging my wireless adapter, or even repairing the connection which does close quite regularly.

Any ideas?


A:hard drive keeps change free space!!!

Hi please run chkdsk /f http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

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This problem has just come up recently, or at least i've only noticed it recently, i'm not exactly sure whats causing the problem but it puzzles me. Take a look for yourself.

Hard Drive Properties: http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8909/harddrive2.png

Hard Drive Stats through [email protected] KillDisk: http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4421/harddrive.png

As you can see about 94gigs of free space isn't being listed under properties but is being listed under [email protected] KillDisk

If anyone has any ideas as to what might be causing this, i'm all ears. Ive tried defragmenting, using ccleaner, and deleting unused programs and media files but the free space doesn't change at all. The only thing that influenced my free space correctly was when I deleted old restore points and then defragmented them.

Other then that last night I deleted about 20gigs if not more of media files and unused programs, proceeded to empty my recycling bin and still nothing changed.

My Dxdiag information is in the attachment.

A:Hard Drive issue with free space

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XP on a system that has run fine for years. Just recently started doing some deep housekeeping with a lot of removing old programs. Suddenly my email wouldn't display the mail contents (which I figured was a storage problem) sure enough my free space was down to zero. I noticed my pagefile.sys was 2.5gb - so I changed it to 0 (I have 1gb ram). So now I had 2.5 gb free. Went to my mail and read all of my messages. Did some surfing and closed down for the day. Next day, read my mail (deleted 98% of it) got a message that c: was dangerously low. Didn't get any large files via mail - hadn't downloaded anything - hadn't installed anything - couldn't figure out where it went. Looked at each folder and file on c: and they all didn't add up to the drive size. I've spent the last 10 hrs deleteding things so I can run system restore and set it back to an earlier date. But can't get enough space to do that! Something is filling up my space but not in a way that I can find it. HELP! It's driving me crazy......... had AOL AVS running - firewall on - ran spybot - clean disk etc etc

A:Solved: Hard drive free space going to zero

Windirstat http://windirstat.info/ is a utility that will help you find files and folders that are using up all your drive space.

You might also try using CCleaner to clean up your browser history, temp files, and cookies. Use Index.dat Suite to clean up index.dat files. Delete old System Restore points, turn off Hybernation (and then delete C:\hiberfil.sys). Delete files in C:\Temp, C:\Windows\Temp, and C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp, and C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.

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I hope I can present this all to you in an understandable manner, please ask me to explain it better if what I type doesn't make much sense. I'm mostly like a novice with some intermediate knowledge of computers, I think...

So I've been losing space on my hard drive for about two weeks now. Initially, I remember thinking "Weird, I was almost sure I had like 2gigs free, why only 500MB now? Maybe I downloaded something and forgot". I erased some things i didn't need and made a note about how much space I had. Checked a week after that, and I had mysteriously lost about 1.2 GB. After checking my C drive every so often, I can almost see that shrinking space, except recently that I started to write it down, there's not too much of a pattern:

09:00 802 MB (got offline)
13:34 879 (got online)
13:51 910
14:20 890 (after AVG finished, still online)
14:27 887 (just went offline)
14:40 888
14:48 887 (got online a few minutes ago)
15:24 881 (still online)
16:14 868 (online)
16:31 861 (got offline)
21:29 852 (just turned on internet a minute ago; was watching a DVD before that)
21:47 836 (internet turned off)
22:47 840 (still off)
23:15 840 (before sleep mode)

today, so far:
10:15 833 (online for a few minutes)
10:51 799 (still online)
11:46 790 (about to get offline)
12:37 789 offline
13:48 795 got online a minute ago
14:36 796 online
15:11 743 online
15:16 742 online (now)

Anyway, before really paying attention to my disappearing space, 2-3 days ago I uninst... Read more

A:Why am I losing free space from hard drive?

SeeHow to Free up Hard Disk Space on Windows VistaManaging Windows Vista Volume Shadow Copies

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