hard drive showing more spaced used than actually is?

Found 14th Apr 2009
Hi

I have a 500gb hard drive in my pc at the moment. I have just gone to run a back up and its telling me there is 122gb of used space, Yet if i go onto C drive it all adds up to around 53GB. Anyone got any idea where the rest has gone?

Not tried a Degrag yet, Hidden files and folders and being shown

cheers!

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recycle bin emptyed?

Original Poster

amzmalhotra;4921645

recycle bin emptyed?



no, but only 100mb in there :thumbsup:

Banned

you never get full amountm of space i got 400gb but only 360 available to use

320gb=290gb

320 GB in sales is 320 000 000 000 bytes... 1024 bytes = 1 KB, 1024 KB = MB, 1024 MB = 1 GB. So, divide 320 000 000 000 by (1024x1024x1024) and you get 298.02 GB

also partition and drivers take up space

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casparwhite;4921771

you never get full amountm of space i got 400gb but only 360 available to … you never get full amountm of space i got 400gb but only 360 available to use320gb=290gb320 GB in sales is 320 000 000 000 bytes... 1024 bytes = 1 KB, 1024 KB = MB, 1024 MB = 1 GB. So, divide 320 000 000 000 by (1024x1024x1024) and you get 298.02 GBalso partition and drivers take up space



the drive shows as 455GB which is fines, is reporting im using 122GB of space out of the 455Gb but i only add up all folders and files to around 53GB so im missing quite a chunk of space somewhere?;-)

Hidden partition with recovery on?

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kmac;4921895

the drive shows as 455GB which is fines, is reporting im using 122GB of … the drive shows as 455GB which is fines, is reporting im using 122GB of space out of the 455Gb but i only add up all folders and files to around 53GB so im missing quite a chunk of space somewhere?;-)



grab a program that can list and sort out all your files in size order etc....

i use tune up utilities 2009 whicjh has this and other useful apps but sure there are other more dedicated programs

kmac;4921895

the drive shows as 455GB which is fines, is reporting im using 122GB of … the drive shows as 455GB which is fines, is reporting im using 122GB of space out of the 455Gb but i only add up all folders and files to around 53GB so im missing quite a chunk of space somewhere?;-)



How are you adding up the amounts? You should only need to go into My Computer and right-click your C drive and choose 'properties'. At top level this is the most accurate way of telling what's being used.

Original Poster

Xb0xGuru;4921941

How are you adding up the amounts? You should only need to go into My … How are you adding up the amounts? You should only need to go into My Computer and right-click your C drive and choose 'properties'. At top level this is the most accurate way of telling what's being used.



Im doing it by selecting all the folders in the root of the C drive, I can't see how it can be using that much space, only had the pc couple of months and have only put music and pictures on it!

Original Poster

casparwhite;4921923

grab a program that can list and sort out all your files in size order … grab a program that can list and sort out all your files in size order etc.... i use tune up utilities 2009 whicjh has this and other useful apps but sure there are other more dedicated programs




Thats the next step, :thumbsup:

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GAVINLEWISHUKD;4921915

Hidden partition with recovery on?



no the recovery partition is on a seperate drive and is only 5GB

As always I'm going to recommend Spacemonger:

sixty-five.cc/sm/…php

This maps out your drive space visually and will show you exactly where it all is.

John
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