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need some help.
i had a look on my friends pc and he is missing some hard drive space.

its on a partition. its not on the same drive as windows.
also i used the option to view hidden files but there is nothing showing

size is 187 GB
there is 2 folders on it with one with 30gb and the other with 25gb
but the hard drive is only showing 99.4gb free

99.4 + 25 + 30 = 154.4gb so where is the other 33gb?


i had a look in disc management.
its just saying healthy (primary partition) its in the ntfs file system
in here its saying

capacity - 188gb
free space - 98.2
% free 52%

but there is only 2 folders with 25 and 30gb on this partition

i downloaded treesize free and had a look.
it shows the 2 folders with 55.540 total used.
29.926 mb folder 1
25.631 mb folder 2
0.0 mb $recycle.bin
0.0 mb system volume information [acess is denied]
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Maybe he has stuff in the recycle bin?
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is all of the space on the HDD formatted?
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my guess some of it isn't formatted or in a recovery partition.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post
Maybe he has stuff in the recycle bin?
recycle bin is empty, also recycle bin has max size of 1.5gb

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post
is all of the space on the HDD formatted?
it is a 500gb harddrive, (i think)
C: partition of 200gb is for windows etc..
D: partition of 180gb is for downloads etc (this one is the problem)
E: partition of 100gb ish (i think) is for backups (i know its same physical drive)

as said above, it all looks fine is disc management

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my guess some of it isn't formatted or in a recovery partition.
as said above, it all looks fine is disc management

can i move the 2 folders to the windows partition (C: ) and delete this partition (D: )?
i take it the 180gb will be added to the windows partition (C: ) therefore making it 200 + 180 = 380gb
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0.0 mb system volume information [acess is denied]
That System Restore folder can be taking up massive amounts of storage - it's just not transparent to you. I usually have it disabled or set to minimum (200MB).
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