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Need Help! Hard Drive Usage

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by Sasquatch519, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Sasquatch519

    Sasquatch519 Member

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    I have a strange problem and for some reason I can't figure it out. My wife has an old netbook with a 60GB hard drive. While doing some updates on it, I noticed it was out of space, but I can't figure out what is hogging it all - there's about 24GB unaccounted for. Please see the attached image. From My Computer, I looked at the properties of the C: drive and it shows 53.3GB used. Then I opened the C: drive, selected all the files (including hidden folders) and the properties show 29.2GB used. There's no other partitions I can see (I'm logged in as an administrator) so I'm out of guesses. Does anyone have an explanation for what might be happening here?
     

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    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    I actually did do the WinDirStat before posting here based on the Lifehacker writeup. I read that site almost daily...

    When I start the program, it asks which drive to scan - one choice - C: with 2.6GB free out of 55.9GB. I run the scan and when it finishes, it says the drive size is 32.8GB
     
  5. Sasquatch519

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    Update - I found the paging file wasn't included in the count, so that's 2GB. I had disabled System Restore, but I found that when I enabled it and then disabled it again, I gained about 8GB. Still some space unaccounted for, but we're in a little better shape with this PC now.
     
  6. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    you could always compress some folders -- it might help a little, depending on the content.
     

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