A teacher accidently started to synchronise with our intranet. He got rid of everything he could find that had been downloaded to his laptop, but the disk is showing under 10Gb free. He is sure there should be more. I added up all the space used by all files and directories (including the pagefile, hiberfil.sys and hidden recyclers) and there is definitely 30Gb unaccounted for. I am stumped! Any and all suggestions would be gratefully received.
Is it partitioned, particularly a recovery partition?
I had emptied the recycle bin! Just trying WinDirStat - I had used xytree.
It is a partion, but C:\, not a recovery partition.
C:\ is your main boot partition leave that one alone
Last edited by JJonas; 5th June 2009 at 02:15 PM.
Use the disk cleanup tool in Vista, it is probably the shadow copies of the system files for system restore. Select for all users when asked and then click on the "more options" tab and click the "System Restore and Shadow copies" clean up button.
This will probably be the solution to the missing disk space.
Have you tried error checking the hard disk? It could be the disk space is being misreported.
I had error checked it, and defragged.
Also now run disk cleanup for disk restore and shadow copies.
Now only missing 4GB which I think he will have to live with.
Thanks to all.
Did you check C:\WINDOWS\CSC
Try "Tree Size Free" to see how much space each folder on your computer is using. I have used it before and is very good. Just point it to the C:\ drive and let it run. You will end up with a nice tree display of all your folders in size order.
Another tip is using it on the root folder of your roaming profiles or redirected folders to see who is using the most storage. You can also flick the software over to display percentages that each folder is using (out of the total size of the root folder).
Great software, and free!
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