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Every so often I get a message that says "You have 0 MB free on drive C:" and then it asks me to run a disk clean up. Windows will just recreate them, and actually probably won't let you delete them. AdamDawes575Jan 30, 2013, 5:24 AM Hi Dereck47,Oh how I'd desperately like to be able to avoid having to do that! :-) I've a feeling you may be right though. The MFT however, used in NTFS file systems, is also stored on disk but not visible as a file. this contact form

The problem isn't with how to reduce the space I'm using, but rather with why the space I'm using and the space I have left don't come remotely close to adding Windows measures in 1024 chunks where as hard drive manufacturers measure in 1000 chunks. I have not found a way to correct this volume size flaw….hints. If the original file was stored on a volume protected by the VSC service & it was there when a restore point was created, the original file will be retrievable using

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I tried to download the program that tells you where disk data is located, but the download failed for lack of memory. windows 7 requires 20 GB (64-bit) available hard disk space, yet im seeing 200gb of disk space used so what the hell is going on? I had some things on Google and did some suggested procedures without success. I've tried running an AVG virus scan which turned up only a few cookies, defragmented my hard drive, did a system search for files over 500 MB (and found nothing), and

The second is a 14.65gb (9.40gb free) recovery partition, also healthy. Joshua Casper 212.468 görüntüleme 2:39 Reclaim or Resize disk space from "system volume information" by Britec - Süre: 4:17. i dont think shadow copies care how they're meant to work, as mentioned above i've had them go weird on me when they shouldnt have. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-thinks-its-out-of-hard-disk-space-but-theres-150gb-left.1058208/ hasn't caught up yet.

Add a new "regional" setting to select binary or decimal file size display. This article is good but still not good enough. exactly. August 31, 2012 Leisa @ Paul, you are misleading yourself if you think you got what you paid for. 2,000,395,694,080 bytes is 2 TB only to drive manufacturers, but it is

When do a properties check, it showed used 1.4TB.

Now, since everything else in a computer is based off of Binary, I think hard drive manufacturers should be the ones to change. also NTFS partitions use more space than FAT16 or 32. Düşüncelerinizi paylaşmak için oturum açın.

You may want to change what it indexes, and remove stuff that you won't look for (program file directories, Windows directories etc.). weblink Adam, thank you for your answer, it has encouraged a long-time lurker to finally post on Tom's Harware. September 3, 2012 EW As far as I'm aware, the 1024 base is the original and predates the use of the 1000 base in the computer industry by at least a I just moved 160GB off my C: drive yesterday after getting a disk full message and then got the same message this morning.

Jetster says thanks. (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest) Your username or Unless it is some peculiar Windows 8 feature where it's hiding content away from Windows Explorer, I can't see any logical explanation for how it can be in this state...Thanks for The program revealed that the “Rescue and Recovery” function of my ThinkPad laptop was using 62 GB for backups of my data D: drive and storing this info in a hidden navigate here It was if it disappeared but was still taking up space.

It was driving me crazy until I found this article:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/deebafc2-d5ae-4c58-949b-909b1b8e3a67/drive-space-used-much-larger-than-total-filefolder-usage?forum=smallbusinessserverwhich recommended using TreeSizeFree:http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_freethis picked it up when run in adminstrator mode.Since I wanted to keep my offline files available, I switched Probably best to make sure you are on the latest firmware version of the drive, then Secure Erase it to restore it to fresh-out-of-the-box condition, and do a fresh install of after everything we discussed earlier in the thread I did a fresh format and brand new install then made sure all the points we discussed were covered and I had 112gb

Thanks a lot.

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If it is it doesn't show a "tools" button to click on, it opens up a window with all of my files. PostulatorDec 19, 2013, 11:24 PM AdamDawes575 said: ...The file turned out to be C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb, a file used by Windows for indexing. The question is: how can I have the system read the drive size correctly, i.e. his comment is here Really as long as everyone is aware of the underhanded tactics that goes on the less the markets will be to use them to their benefit!

Tried to launch chkdsk from the CMD, but said it couldn't as the drive was in use. can I just rest windows settings to defaults and how would I do this? The contents of these sectors were moved to the spare area.The drive found 15079 bad sectors during its self test.There are 15079 weak sectors found on the disk surface. In the graphical display of files at the bottom of the WinDirStat window was one enormous blob filling nearly half the drive.

August 31, 2012 Suvrojit This is an odd request. It didn't work and I kept receiving an invalid parameters error. Is there any progress to make both as successful? Am I doing something wrong?Thanks Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Sorry, It's 'Explore" by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 25, 2008 3:31 AM PDT In reply to:

I cant find the hiberfile, win 7 is different then win 8 so the pathway isn't the same so i google it and found it said nothing but how to turn Thanks in advance guys!-Danielle Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Hard drive says it's full when it's not... I can see the edb file, but it is only 630MB. You can put it on an FAT thumbdrive as the ADS will be stripped during the move.

However I eventually noticed that WinDirStat is telling me that the files only actually occupy 62GB in total. As a result, when I choose the main hard disk partition an additional drive of 100Mb is now created to allow the install to take place, so including the unallocated space Sound Card: Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's Power Supply: Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W) Mouse: Logitech G403 + Func 1030 (G700s Backup first, of course.

It's a very similar issue with HDDs. Elvandil, Jun 23, 2012 #6 Particular Thread Starter Joined: Jun 22, 2012 Messages: 4 Yes, that's from Disk Management There are three partitions.