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Another thing I found... apparently this is where you set which drives have shadow copies enabled and possible or not in the Control Panel:



You select the drive in the list and click the "configure" button and can enable or disable it for the selected drive. Perhaps see if it's enabled on that mysterious drive you have.

Turned off on the M: drive,
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From system properties go to system restore and click configure. It will show you if it is using any of the space but I doubt it will alone use up 45gb.


I have 1tb drive and in total it is 930gb.

Also uncheck the "hide system protected files(recommended)" under folder options and see if anything appears.
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From system properties go to system restore and click configure. It will show you if it is using any of the space but I doubt it will alone use up 45gb.


I have 1tb drive and in total it is 930gb.

Also uncheck the "hide system protected files(recommended)" under folder options and see if anything appears.

There we go, System files was hiding 45Gb of "crap".

Thanks.
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So even though system restore was switched off in that list for that drive, it was still hiding data on that drive? You still had to click on the drive and go into that configure window and click that delete button in there?
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So even though system restore was switched off in that list for that drive, it was still hiding data on that drive? You still had to click on the drive and go into that configure window and click that delete button in there?

Yes there was still hidden data that i had to manually delete, to see them i had to uncheck the Hide system file box under "Tools".

I don't know if this data was left from ages ago, and if the computer it was used in before had the restore function active or not.
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