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Richard Zurawski
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:23 AM

I realised that my HDD's are missing some space. I worked out that the amount of space used on the first HDD (including hidden files/folders) was 2846.5MB and since my HDD was a 6GB capacity one, there should've been 3153.5MB of free space left. Yet in the sidebar, under details its says there is only 926MB of free space left. So what I'm trying to figure out is, where has my other 2227.5MB of space gone? Its the same deal with my second hard drive, that one is missing 722.1MB of space. I need all the space I can get, seeing as I already have so little of it.

I recovered around 400mb after emptying the recycle bin, but still, wheres the rest of it gone? Any help would be great.

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 07:19 AM

And what does it say your total hdd size is? I doubt it says exactly 6 GB.

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 08:53 AM Edited by fido2, 19 April 2005 - 08:55 AM.

Try defragging, it will shrink the size of the files you already have, but the usage of a drive is worked out by the file's sizes on disk so it won't solve your problem.
Maybe something went wrong when you formatted the drive?

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 04:56 PM

What OS and file system (FAT32, NTFS, etc)?

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE (fido2 @ Apr 19 2005, 03:53)
Try defragging, it will shrink the size of the files you already have

aaaahahaha, you crack me up man biggrin.gif

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 03:26 AM

Maybe it's System Restore... if you disable it or give it less hard disk space, you'll regain a considerable amount of free space.

To get into System Restore properties, right-click on the My Computer icon and select Properties. (Or go to Control Panel -> System).

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