Vista showing wrong hdd space

June 5, 2009 at 12:34:28
Specs: Windows Vista
On my partners laptop, the drive with Vista OS is showing the wrong amount of disk space being used.

It says that the OS drive is abou 95 Gb with about 5 Gb free which is rediculous.

I've cleaned out loads of crap and managed to gain back some space but somewhere about 60Gb is missing.

The users folder has about 30 Gb of music and pictures but looking at the sizes of each of the root folders does not add up to about 90 Gb so there is 60Gb being misreported.

Would it best to use the recovery disc and reset Vista back to default?

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June 5, 2009 at 13:43:41
Do you have "show hidden files & folders" enabled?

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June 5, 2009 at 15:22:55
No but I can.

What is really strange is that is a 250Gb hard drive and there is 2 partitions. The first which is for Vista and I've lost 60gb on there to nothing out of 90Gb and the rest is showing about 83Gb which should easily be at leat 140Gb so i've lost 60Gb on the empty data drive

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June 5, 2009 at 15:25:18
What is the make of this PC?


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June 6, 2009 at 04:22:25
It's an ASUS with crqappy old Vista on it which is awful

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