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So, i got this WD Caviar Black 1TB as a replacement for my 500GB Green because i needed more space...
Right now, i have 700-ish GB used on my 1TB Black (aprox.), but, some days ago, like 10 days ago, i noticed that each time I turn off and then turn on (like, the next day I use my PC) the 1TB Black drive is a bit more filled. Like, each time i saw that, i would "lose" 5-10GB of space, like if i had filled that space with data, but i haven't downloaded nothing!
Yesterday/today i made the test, yesterday, when i turned off my PC, I had 41.1GB of free space (which itself is a weird number because i only have 700~ GB of data in the 931GB drive). And today, the "My Computer" screen says i have only 28.2GB left of free space! WTH is going on! I even took all the folders (including hidden ones) and made Windows calculate all their data, and it says it only has 691GB of data!
931 - 691 =/= 28.2GB! There's almost 200GB of free space missing!
Something is wrong here, I don't know what is going on... Any advice?

Here you can clearly see that my whole C: drive fills 700-ish GB of my drive, but then the drive reports that it's filled with 903GB of data.


PD: Also, that second HDD you can see in the background is not a partition of the Black 1TB drive, that's actually the Green 500GB drive.
     
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How is your Virtual Memory being handled. This could be the culprit. Also remember, Recycle bin stores items until it is emptied. It takes space too.

Google Drive is another silent space killer. If you have Google drive folders synced to your computer, they take up space.

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How is your Virtual Memory being handled. This could be the culprit. Also remember, Recycle bin stores items until it is emptied. It takes space too.

Google Drive is another silent space killer. If you have Google drive folders synced to your computer, they take up space.

I have no Google Drive folders synced to the PC. Recicle Bin is empty and the Virtual Memory is on auto. Exact same settings as your pic.
This is really weird...

EDIT: Actually, my recicle bin had 7GB of .rar files from my Green 500GB drive, i just emptied the Recicle Bin and my C: drive free space went down to 28.0GB of free space...
Edited by gasparspeed - 9/30/15 at 9:16am
     
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I would also get CCleaner. It's a wonderful program that should be used often.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard
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Get an app called Treesize view !

LINK




This will show you exactly what s taking up space
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I would also get CCleaner. It's a wonderful program that should be used often.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard
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Get an app called Treesize view !

LINK




This will show you exactly what s taking up space

I'm going to try that also.

EDIT: WOW, it just went down to 27.6Gb of free space right now... I just did a virus scan and nothing showed up.
     
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Get an app called Treesize view !

This will show you exactly what s taking up space

Nice app! Thanks for the link! +Rep
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Nice app! Thanks for the link! +Rep

Thanks ! No worries that app is one of my golden tools for everything ! Useful when figuring why A server stopped because of log files biggrin.gif
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Thanks ! No worries that app is one of my golden tools for everything ! Useful when figuring why A server stopped because of log files biggrin.gif
Wow, just saw this on that App. I guess that's all the data that has been filling my HDD?
200GB, more or less the space that is missing on my hard drive.


Also, CCleaner just cleaned 5.81GB of stuff.
     
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