My C driver says it's full but it's actually NOT !?

April 2, 2012 at 20:56:21
Specs: Windows 7
this problem is really annoying me .. GR.

I tried to scan it with Norton but nothing happened, and I cleaned the C driver with a software called Your Uninstaller, and also tried Disk Cleanup .. but no results
I'm using windows 7, ALL hidden files are showing.

check the link below and it'll show you that my hard drive has only 6G available but when I checked the actual size by right click > properties > general, it says I have + 20G !!!!

http://tinypic.com/r/vi34tl/5


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#1
April 2, 2012 at 23:42:02
Are you sure that you are also accounting for system files (as well as hidden ones), such as the paging file and any System Restore points?

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#2
April 3, 2012 at 04:51:19
I just doubled checked and yes I selected all in C driver, the thing is I have no photos nor videos in C driver, they are all in the other driver which is 390G

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#3
April 3, 2012 at 05:22:27
Check in 'Computer' for your unused space. Reduce your Virtual Memory (paging file) to the amount of memory you have installed (2000MB for 2GB, etc) and then reduce the space available for your system restore from the default 15% to 10% of your disk space (this will reduce your number of available restore points so do not reduce it too far).
By the way, that is "C DRIVE", NOT "C DRIVER", they are not the same thing at all.
For a permanent solution, consider expanding C Drive or adding another drive and moving files over to it and/or uninstalling and reinstalling programs to another drive/partition.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
April 4, 2012 at 04:42:12
It doesn't matter what you selected. Properties will not include the size of directories that you are not authorised to. This normally includes the System Restore directory.

The Explorer view of your hard drive is showing the correct figure as it looks at the properties of the drive rather than enumerating its contents.


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#5
April 4, 2012 at 08:06:21
You could try spacesniffer to see what is taking up space

http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/...

I have a feeling it could be something to do with volume shadow copy, but I am not sure

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/2679-disa...

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#6
April 4, 2012 at 08:53:14
Not sure what you consider full but for Windows 6 gig free out of a 97gig drive IS FULL. Also means you risk crashing with so little room for Windows.

Run chkdsk /f on the drive to check for disk corruptions
Run disk cleanup from the accessories menu with everything checked

Review your restore points and reduce the number of them
Review what you are storing. Perhaps some could be burned to DVD and deleted from the drive.

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