#1
So here I am sitting looking over my C: drive which is supposedly 285 GB total, but it says I've used 144 gb of that space. I did property searches on all of my folders in my C: drive they are as follows
DIVX 14 bytes
HP 90.7 MB
MSO Cache 684 MB
NVIDIA 111MB
Perf Log 0 bytes
Program Files 582 MB
Program Files (x86) 18.2 GB
ProgramData 2.04 GB
SWSetup 3.21 GB
System.sav 33.5 MB
The Cell 4.6 GB
The Devils Rejects 5.09 GB
Users 40.2 GB
Windows 18.0 GB
Vitas 1.44 GB
VITAS 4.21 MB

This includes all hidden files and folders
All this totaled, if I'm not mistaken, should be under 100 GB I'm pretty sure....
After coming to this conclusion I selected all the files in my C: drive, and lo and behold its only 97.9 GB
But it says I've used 144 GB
Where is the other 47 GB being used? I want that space. Not that I'm planning on filling it up, but I'd like to have the space I paid for.

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Last edited by Ollieyoufool at Oct 1, 2008,
#2
Gay porn obviously...
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#7
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So here I am sitting looking over my C: drive which is supposedly 285 GB total, but it says I've used 144 gb of that space. I did property searches on all of my folders in my C: drive they are as follows
DIVX 14 bytes
HP 90.7 MB
MSO Cache 684 MB
NVIDIA 111MB
Perf Log 0 bytes
Program Files 582 MB
Program Files (x86) 18.2 GB
ProgramData 2.04 GB
SWSetup 3.21 GB
System.sav 33.5 MB
The Cell 4.6 GB
The Devils Rejects 5.09 GB
Users 40.2 GB
Windows 18.0 GB
Vitas 1.44 GB
VITAS 4.21 MB

What?
#8
Viruses?
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#9
You are obviously hiding your 50G cache of gay dwarves with monster penises ****ing raunchy Grandmothers.
#10
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What?
Mine is 33GB and would be bigger if all my games were installed there, what's the issue?
#11
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There are types of virus's that do this. I recommend a virus scan.

I run daily virus scans using a corporate edition of Kaspersky 2009 and it says all is clear.
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So here I am sitting looking over my C: drive which is supposedly 285 GB total, but it says I've used 144 gb of that space. I did property searches on all of my folders in my C: drive they are as follows
DIVX 14 bytes
HP 90.7 MB
MSO Cache 684 MB
NVIDIA 111MB
Perf Log 0 bytes
Program Files 582 MB
Program Files (x86) 18.2 GB
ProgramData 2.04 GB
SWSetup 3.21 GB
System.sav 33.5 MB
The Cell 4.6 GB
The Devils Rejects 5.09 GB
Users 40.2 GB
Windows 18.0 GB
Vitas 1.44 GB
VITAS 4.21 MB

What?


I don't have anything really in program files. 2 games and the few programs I have. The computer is only a month and a half old.
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#12
Your hard drive keeps some of it free so it can run at peak efficiency. You can have your hard drive entirely full of your crap otherwise you computer will be as slow as a retard on Jupiter.
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#14
ZOMG dont delet teh p0rnz!!!

On a side note, try defragmenting the hard drive. That and a disk cleanup.
#16
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Your hard drive keeps some of it free so it can run at peak efficiency. You can have your hard drive entirely full of your crap otherwise you computer will be as slow as a retard on Jupiter.


It's not going to be 47Gb though is it?
#17
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System Restore Points. They take up a load of space.

Delete them

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because you touch yourself at night
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#19
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What?


Some dumb**** doesn't know what a 64-bit operating system is...
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#20
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It's not going to be 47Gb though is it?

I thought my 4ghz processor and 4 gb of ram on my 64 bit processor is supposed to make it so I don't have an ungodly slow computer. Not my Hard drive.
How do I delete these system restore points? ANd why don't they show up?
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If you punched through plasterboard, I'm pretty sure you can fill it.
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#21
If you have such a system you should know what a mother-*****ng system restore point is and how to minimize their HDD usage. You sir suck balls!
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#22
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How do I delete these system restore points? ANd why don't they show up?


Start>Control Panel>System and Maintenance>Free Up Disk Space

Click on the 'More Options' tab
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You are obviously hiding your 50G cache of gay dwarves with monster penises ****ing raunchy Grandmothers.

Rofl +1
#26
It could be Vista's VSS. Whenever you install a new program, it'll make a backup of your registry and other system settings and sometimes these don't get deleted until defragmentation.

Try typing this in Command Prompt:
vssadmin list shadowstorage
And write down the amount of GB allocated towards it, under "Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space"

Most of the time you'll only need about 5GB if you install programs on a regular basis. If you want to resize it type:
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=c: /on=c: /maxsize=5GB
Note: you may have to run Command Prompt as Administrator if you don't have UAC disabled (do this by right clicking the shortcut to Command Prompt and selecting "Run as Admin"

Also, Vista actually takes up 10-15GB, not 1.44GB

Edit: Using this command will change the amount of hard drive space pre-allocated towards your System Restore copies.

Double Edit: DivX, 14bytes?? are you sure you're not looking at the properties of the shortcut?

Triple Edit: Just remembered another thing I do to free up space. Type WIN+R on your keyboard and in the "Run" dialogue, type "%temp%" without the quotes. This will open up the folder where some of the temporary installation files for your programs are. I once freed up 7GB of data from consisting of Nero .cab files used during the installation and tons of other stuff.
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#27
Vista keeps a load of stuff in there.
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#28
Are you including your Documents folder in that too?

Depends what photos you have in there, or music...
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#29
Here's a text document I compiled, when I first got Vista, for things to do to free up space on my hard drive.
Recommended this be done on a monthly basis for best system performance.

1a. Disk Cleanup (safe to remove):
# Downloaded Program Files
# Temporary Internet Files
# Microsoft Error Reporting Temporary Files
# System error memory dump files
# System error minidump files
# Temporary files (close your programs first!)
# Per user archived Windows Error Reporting files
# Per user queued Windows Error Reporting files (hey, it’ll probably crash again in the future anyway)
# System archived Windows Error 

1b. More Options
# Clean up System Restore and Shadow Copies (if you do not use system restore points)

2. Delete Files In %temp%

3. Check/Resize Shadow Storage: 
# Open Command Prompt
# Type in "vssadmin /?" for a list of available commands that are supported with vssadmin
# Type in "vssadmin list shadowstorage" to check current values
# Type in "vssadmin list shadows" to view number of restore points currently on computer
# Type in "vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=[OnVolumeSpec:] /for=[ForVolumeSpec:] /maxsize=[MaxSizeSpec]" to
resize the allocated space used by System Restore where:
OnVolumeSpec: is the drive letter, for examaple C
ForVolumeSpec: is the drive letter, for example C
MaxSizeSpec: is the maximum size you want System Restore to use, example 1GB
ex: "vssadmin resize shadowstorage /On=C: /For=C: /Maxsize=5GB"

4. Use Programs and Features to remove unneeded programs

5. Run Disk Defragmenter (monthly)

6a. Delete Hibernation File Cleaner/Disable Hibernation:
# Open up Disk Cleanup
# Delete Hibernation File Cleaner by checking the box appropriately labelled
or
# Open Command Prompt
# Type in "powercfg –h off" to disable Hibernation

6b. Re-enable Hibernation Option:
# Open Command Prompt
# Type in "powercfg -h on" to enable Hibernation
# Type in "powercfg /?" for extensive help options
# To check if Hibernation is enabled: Control Panel > Power Options > Change Advanced Power Settings
# Hibernate should be back in the Sleep menu

By: Sam


Hibernation files take up 1.9GB. As for a disk defragmenter, I would recommend PerfectDisk - as the one that comes with Vista lacks GUI features such as a map of the hard drive fragments, but if you don't mind just leave it to run overnight.

Other tips I have to free up disk space are to look around in your user's AppData folder (you must enable 'view hidden folders' to see this folder) and delete backups of older executable files.
#31
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If you have such a system you should know what a mother-*****ng system restore point is and how to minimize their HDD usage. You sir suck balls!

I know WHAT a system restore is, I've never thought to delete them or access them. You sir don't know how to read. Go drink bleach and play in traffic etc etc.
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#32
Because it's extra hard. Like, raging. Congrats.

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#33
teal deer, i'd say porn
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#34
somebody already mentioned it, but its definately caused by the shadow storage
#35
Quote by acersucks
Here's a text document I compiled, when I first got Vista, for things to do to free up space on my hard drive.
Recommended this be done on a monthly basis for best system performance.

1a. Disk Cleanup (safe to remove):
# Downloaded Program Files
# Temporary Internet Files
# Microsoft Error Reporting Temporary Files
# System error memory dump files
# System error minidump files
# Temporary files (close your programs first!)
# Per user archived Windows Error Reporting files
# Per user queued Windows Error Reporting files (hey, it’ll probably crash again in the future anyway)
# System archived Windows Error

1b. More Options
# Clean up System Restore and Shadow Copies (if you do not use system restore points)

2. Delete Files In %temp%

3. Check/Resize Shadow Storage:
# Open Command Prompt
# Type in "vssadmin /?" for a list of available commands that are supported with vssadmin
# Type in "vssadmin list shadowstorage" to check current values
# Type in "vssadmin list shadows" to view number of restore points currently on computer
# Type in "vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=[OnVolumeSpec:] /for=[ForVolumeSpec:] /maxsize=[MaxSizeSpec]" to
resize the allocated space used by System Restore where:
OnVolumeSpec: is the drive letter, for examaple C
ForVolumeSpec: is the drive letter, for example C
MaxSizeSpec: is the maximum size you want System Restore to use, example 1GB
ex: "vssadmin resize shadowstorage /On=C: /For=C: /Maxsize=5GB"

4. Use Programs and Features to remove unneeded programs

5. Run Disk Defragmenter (monthly)

6a. Delete Hibernation File Cleaner/Disable Hibernation:
# Open up Disk Cleanup
# Delete Hibernation File Cleaner by checking the box appropriately labelled
or
# Open Command Prompt
# Type in "powercfg –h off" to disable Hibernation

6b. Re-enable Hibernation Option:
# Open Command Prompt
# Type in "powercfg -h on" to enable Hibernation
# Type in "powercfg /?" for extensive help options
# To check if Hibernation is enabled: Control Panel > Power Options > Change Advanced Power Settings
# Hibernate should be back in the Sleep menu

By: Sam


Hibernation files take up 1.9GB. As for a disk defragmenter, I would recommend PerfectDisk - as the one that comes with Vista lacks GUI features such as a map of the hard drive fragments, but if you don't mind just leave it to run overnight.

Other tips I have to free up disk space are to look around in your user's AppData folder (you must enable 'view hidden folders' to see this folder) and delete backups of older executable files.


I clean the disk and defragment weekly, which might be excessive but ah well. I resized shadowstorage to 5gb, as it was set at 47 gb and now I'm running where my hard disk should be. On my original post I was using 97.9 GB on C:, where now I'm using 97.0 so thats wonderful. Thanks a lot. Is 5 GB too small for shadowstorage? Thanks a lot for everyones helpful posts, And for helping me find my gay gnome porn!
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Ollieyoufool seems like a self-made man.

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If you punched through plasterboard, I'm pretty sure you can fill it.
If you punched through bricks, why are you scared of your dad?
#36
Not sure if you fixed the problem yet... but if you didnt you might have another partition on your comp.
#37
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Not sure if you fixed the problem yet... but if you didnt you might have another partition on your comp.

Yeah we fixed it, and I do have a second partion on my hard drive, its for my comp restore if something goes tits up
But it doesn't appear as a partion of drive C: I have the partion set as drive D: so that wasn't the culprit. Thanks though
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If you punched through plasterboard, I'm pretty sure you can fill it.
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#38
edit: nevermind. Just saw you fixed it.
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