Magically regained 9 GB?

May 21, 2009 at 02:22:02
Specs: Windows XP
--side note: I wrote this question out once already, before I signed up; it said it would post immediately after registering. I was unable to find it anywhere so I assume it was never posted. My apologies if I am incorrect.--


So you know all those poor souls whose C drives suddenly either empty or fill up? Mine took a different route, and suddenly 9 GB more of my memory was free. Just jumped from 6 GB remaining to 15 overnight, and I know for a fact I deleted nothing in that time period. Even more bizarrely, I can't find anything missing.

It's nice to have more space again, but...who? What? When? Where? How?

Does anyone have an idea as to what my psycho computer is up to?


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#1
May 21, 2009 at 04:41:22
9 Gig of Memory? Or HDD Capacity? If HDD space, what makes you think you have 9 Gig more free than you did before?

EEOC


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#2
May 21, 2009 at 15:46:19
Ehh honestly, I'm no computer expert, so I have provided visuals so I don't confuse myself or anyone else x)

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The boxed number jumped from 6 GB to 15 GB. (I deleted about 1 gig's worth of pictures AFTER the number had already been altered, bringing it to 16.2 GB.) The total capacity, of course, did not change its numbers at any time.


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#3
May 22, 2009 at 09:18:42
Hi Nie

It's does happen in windows, all the deleted files in windows sometimes still remain hidden on your disk and this keeps eating up your disk space.
I also dont know why it happens but the best way to get rid of it is to timely delete the old system restore data.


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#4
May 24, 2009 at 15:10:33
Ahh that would make sense; now that I think about it, the disk space did seem to fill up without any real help from me. Thanks for the reply!

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