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How to find where your space is used up?

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Hey guys,

I have vista with a 120gb HDD and am sure that i have not used up as much as it says i have. Is there a program or utility that shows where your data is allocated so i can find where all this space is used up?

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How much does it say you're using? Vista uses like 15-20GB just for the operating system alone (depending on what version). That's probably where your space is going.
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post #3 of 13
you could try defragmentation first...

i dont know about such a prog though.
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
How much does it say you're using? Vista uses like 15-20GB just for the operating system alone (depending on what version). That's probably where your space is going.
Ultimate uses about 15-16GB clean install.
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Filetree... find it on google
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post #6 of 13
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i have added up all my space and there is 17GB that i have not used...

example.

it says i have 68.3gb of 106gb free.. i have found that i have used around 19gb of space... therefore if i deleted all my files it would still show 88gb of 106gb free...

i hope this makes sense.. is this space just vista's applications?
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post #7 of 13
17 GB's may include that harddrive files.. Your 120 is really 119 or so...
Hibernation files that vista needs. Can get really big at times..
Vista itself... You can try a reformat and see how much Vista is really taking up.
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post #8 of 13
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na i dont wana go through all that... but it could be right what i was saying??? that even when you install vista it will show that 17gb of the 106 is already used
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post #9 of 13
I use this program for it

Visual Directory Explorer


    
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post #10 of 13
I usually just go to c:/, hold my mouse over every folder(which is like 7 or 8 for me), find the biggest one, and repeat from there until I get to the folder with the biggest files.

And use ccleaner.
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