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A weird thing is going on with my uncle's laptop (Lenovo 3000 N100). It has an 80GB HDD. So it recognizes 70-something GB. Approximately 5GB is used for recovery stuff. So the total capacity it shows for the C drive (the only partition) is about 69.6GB. At the moment it is showing that about 58.8GB full and 10.8GB empty. However, I can't find anything that adds up to that amount. Max is around 25-30GB.

When I right-click the drive and got to properties, that's the information I see. I checked for hidden folders if possible, but there doesn't seem to be anything. I went into the C drive and selected everything and checked the total capacity by right-clicking and going to properties. The total was 20 something GB. What can be happening?

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See the problem?
It's saying that I'm only using about 19GB but it's a different story in Windows.
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post #2 of 22
Try TreeSize, It will analyze each folder to know what size & what percentage does the files take.

And regarding Lenovo's recovery tools; they are very useful. I advice to keep them.

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Will do. Running chkdsk at the moment.
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See the problem?
It's saying that I'm only using about 19GB but it's a different story in Windows.
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uh...try page file? thats the only thing I can think of =/
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uh...try page file? thats the only thing I can think of =/
Checked, not it.
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could you attach TreeSize report?
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post #8 of 22
THats COMPLETLY normal.

Since a manufacterors mesure megabutes as 1000 kilo bytes (which is by our definition 1,024) drives never show up there actuall size

Most 250gb drives show up as 232gb

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It's those HDD manufactures...
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
could you attach TreeSize report?
How can I do that? I only see a print report option.

Quote:
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THats COMPLETLY normal.

Since a manufacterors mesure megabutes as 1000 kilo bytes (which is by our definition 1,024) drives never show up there actuall size

Most 250gb drives show up as 232gb

No it's not. I know what you are talking about. You're not getting the point. It's a 80GB drive so we all know it contains approx 70 something MB. That is what you are talking about, but irrelevant.

The problem is that Windows is showing that I am using 50GB+ of space and have about 18GB empty. However according to TreeSize, I am only using about 19GB. Which is accurate if I add up all the files. So I have no idea what is going on or what can be taking up all the other gigs?
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