Disappearing hard drive space

Nero / Express essentials
December 30, 2009 at 20:58:47
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.193 GHz / 766 MB
Lately I've been burning data dvds using Nero Express Essentials and I've noticed that each time my hard drive space goes down by 4 GB (or the exact amount of space of the dvds I'm burning). Also, recently it's been taking a lot longer to burn the files because Nero is unusually taking 12+ minutes just to cache the file before burning. It never took that long before.

I've used and burned with Nero Essentials for at least a year, and it's only been in the last couple of weeks or so that I've noticed this happening.

I have no idea where the hard drive space is disappearing to or how to recover it. I've tried Disk Cleanup, ccleaner, virus scans, and clearing my cache and temp files. I even tried a System Restore to a time before I burned the dvd but the space remains missing.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


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#1
December 30, 2009 at 21:03:56
You are writing the files to a temp folder on the drive and then to disk. The temp folder is keeping the files. Do a search for any of the file names to find the temp file folder.

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#2
December 30, 2009 at 21:20:20
That was one of the first things I tried, but the search came up with nothing each time.

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#3
December 30, 2009 at 21:26:33
Are you creating iso files? If so use the following as a search term. *.iso and search all drives, folders and sub-folders.

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#4
December 30, 2009 at 21:31:59
I was burning .vob, .ifo, and .bup files. I did a search for

VTS_01_1.VOB and *.vob for starters, then ran searches for the rest of the files. I even did a search for partial file names (ex. VTS). I also made sure that the search included hidden files/folders. Nothing.


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#5
December 30, 2009 at 21:38:54
Have you tried searching by using the name of the movie?

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#6
December 31, 2009 at 07:29:23
Yes. Unfortunately, that didn't work either.

After burning I also ran searches for recently modified files, hoping the files would show up there...but, no, couldn't find them that way either.


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#7
December 31, 2009 at 07:44:43
Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

Maybe you should contact the Manufacturer of that burning program. eg: E-mail.


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