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I woke up to use my comp after a failed windows disk defrag last night & noticed that around 24GB of space has been lost/taken up.

I have restarted many times, deleted any unnecessary junk in temp folders. Searched like made for any changes in windows,m program files & all documents. But its all the same.

Not sure what to do? If this is a problem with the HDD?
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post #2 of 8
Automatic Windows restore points my friend.
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Try doing another disk defrag and disk cleanup
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in disk clean up it has
hibernation file cleaner 3.24gb
Per user queued windows error repo... 1.46gb

trying another defrag with another program
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post #5 of 8
Is that 24GB eating into your 2TB of storage space? But most likely its an automated fai lsafe like a backup or restore point.
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Nah its a laptop with only 300gb drive. thanks
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chkdsk C: /r

Sometimes if you have a bit of file system corruption it will throw off your free space allocation.
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post #8 of 8
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After a while & defrag. now its showing much more space free. although im a bit worried as i wasn't expecting so much free.

32GB free original, now 73gb.
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