Drive C zero free space

March 1, 2010 at 15:01:14
Specs: Windows Vista
My 64.8 GB Local Disk (C:) shows as 0% free although when I add up the memory used in each folder separately it appears I have only used about 15 GB. What's going on?

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March 1, 2010 at 16:15:09
(1) If you're using system restore, then it could be taking up a bit of space on your HDD. If you disable it, it will delete all of the old restore points and free up some space. You could then enable it again.
(2) There could be some hidden files and folders taking up some space. You don't want to delete those, though, if Windows needs them.
(3) Try emptying the Recycle Bin.
(4) How much space is allotted to the swap file ?

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March 1, 2010 at 19:12:59
Hi. I looked on Sys Restore FAQ's and it seems that it can use up to 15% of a disk's capacity. I seem to be missing approx 75% of my capacity. I have included the hidden files in the 15GB used. I've already emptied the Recycle Bin. I have a Total Virtual Memory of 3.23GB, and Pagefile space of 1.78GB - is that the swap file? Thanks for your input, but it sounds like there's something else wrong.

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