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HDD on laptop question - where is all the space being used up?

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
I have a 320gb hdd in my laptop split into 2 partitions C: and B:

C is 151 gb but windows keeps telling me the drive is running low on capacity even though i was sure there should be plenty of room.

So i've downloaded a programme called treesize to tell me where i'm using up all the memory.

I've done this and it is saying the total i'm using is 25.9gb.

where can all the other be used up? i assume the operating system uses around 15?
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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banned#1
Can you drill down to the C partition and root and work it out from there going into each folder prefs?
#2
Backups?
#3
In tree size it's say:

8.6gb windows
7.6gb users
5.2gb programme files
3.8gb [files]

i haven't backed anything up onto that drive
#4
Maybe restore point info. Had a user who had 50gb of restore point data last week.
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baconsandwich
Maybe restore point info. Had a user who had 50gb of restore point data last week.


how can i find out if it's that and how can i delete it

edit: already found it, it's not that, it's not using anything at the moment

Edited By: souljacker on Sep 05, 2010 19:52: .
#6
Just tried another utlity and found that in C:windows/temp it's using 117 GB, do i need all or any of these files in temp??
#7
Download a small program called CCleaner (google it, its free). It will wipe all the temp files quickly and properly (unlike the Windows Disk Cleanup).

I would also run a ScanDisk (Go to My Computer - Right Click on C: - Select Properties - Tools Tab. Select to 'Check Now'. You will need to reboot. Check to see if the Master Boot Block and FAT table are OK.

As some said above - Switch off System Restore and put it Back on (Control Panel - System - Advanced System Settings (vista) or System Restore Tab (XP).
#8
CCleaner
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Its a really good package, use it all the time.
#9
cheers i'll try that

edit: that's sorted it, thanks a lot

Edited By: souljacker on Sep 06, 2010 12:36: .

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