Documents and Settings size

May 17, 2007 at 12:53:11
Specs: Windows XP sp2, 1.1Ghz Intel, 256mb
I have recently re-imaged windows xp onto my laptop. Then installed sp2, dotnet 1 and Norton Ghost 9 onto my machine. After a couple of days I lose a chunk of my disk space. The documents and settings folder reports to be 4.7gb large at the moment, but inside the files(hidden as well) only add up to 130mb.

My files don't add up to what's reported to be used of my disk space. What's going on here?!.

From Rich.

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May 17, 2007 at 14:21:30
How are you obtaining the disk space used? 4.7 Gig is a pretty hefty folder size. What files are you storing in your profile?

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May 17, 2007 at 14:32:19
A shot in the dark - Norton Ghost 9 image of the HD placed under your Documents and Settings folder.


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May 17, 2007 at 18:07:12
Sounds like it, XpUser.

My Documents and Settings folder is 1.1 GBs.

Rich Gu

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May 18, 2007 at 15:17:28
google for treesize. run it and point it to the drive. it will give you a brake down of how big the folders are. you can also show hidden files and folders (tools, folder options) which will help show all the folders.

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May 20, 2007 at 06:52:41
I've used FolderSize to show how large folders are. And I have hidden files and folders visible. My Ghost images of my HD got moved and deleted. I am wondering if it put another copy somewhere else though.

If I right click on 'docs and settings' it sayd 4.7gb. If i go inside and right click on all folders inside it adds up to 130mb on the property details.


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May 21, 2007 at 06:31:36
Did you do a file search based on a certain size? Say for example, any files larger than 5 MB?

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