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Well... I was cleaning out my hard drives... And noticed that I only have 39 Programs installed all averaging at about 287.06MB each program (i did the math wrong but whatever)... Only 4 of them being were games, and the games aren't even on the drive that I'm having the problem with.

My C: Drive is the problem.

Its showing that I only have 8.69 GB free from 19.50GB, but when I check to see the size taken up by all my files and stuff, it says that I've only taken up 7.09GB meaning that I should have 12.41GB left over rather than 8.68GB.



Whats the problem?


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post #2 of 7
System restore,Temp files,Temp internet files,Prefetch,Cacheing to HDD all take up loads of space and defrag it.
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yea, I knew about everything but system restore. Thnx alot.
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post #4 of 7
also the pagefile for the amount of memory you have...that's not accounted for
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I reduced my system restore to 5% and gained back 5 gb, wondered where all of my free space was.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace of Spades
I reduced my system restore to 5% and gained back 5 gb, wondered where all of my free space was.
Yea. it freed up about 4GB for me.
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post #7 of 7
Check out this program, guys. It is really helpful in seeing (graphically) where all your space is going. Very cool.

http://www.werkema.com/software/spacemonger.html
    
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