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Topic # 84649 4-Jun-2011 10:26
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Morning All,

I have been trying to sort this one out for months on and off ---

Windows 7 installed on a 120G Drive (111G usable). Properties shows 90G used 20G free but I can't work out why its using so much Disk Space.

Have used two other utilities to examine the disk, JDiskReport shows 49G used while WinDirStat shows 43G used.

I know they are not the same but are far more in line with my expectations.

Have done Disk Cleanup, Backup is to another Physical Drive. Restore was cleaned up. I am unhiding all system files.

So I seem to have lost around 40 to 50G somewhere.

Any suggestions.


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  Reply # 477679 4-Jun-2011 10:31
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When you say "restore" you mean Restore Points, right?

Also, there's an option (sorry can't remember) where all system files are copied before updates are applied (and no, it isn't Restore Point). Perhaps this?

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  Reply # 477683 4-Jun-2011 10:39
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Sorry yes I meant system restore was cleaned up so I now only have a single restore which is recognised by the two third party apps I mentioned and included in their calculations as is the Page File and the Hibernation data

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  Reply # 477686 4-Jun-2011 10:44
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I have seen this before and I think it's something to do with the VSS (Volume Shadow Service). Can't remember exactly, but I think you can disable it then re-enable it to get your space back.

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  Reply # 477688 4-Jun-2011 10:55
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Thanks Trig,

Allready been down that route - VSS is set to Manual and Stopped

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