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I was using CamStudio 2.7, while all af a sudden I got a message from vista stating that my drive is full. I checked my drive and indeed there were only 30MB left(from ~7GB which were before the crush). Some minutes ago this went to 4kB!

I restarted my laptop, just in case the was a full buffer but all I got was 300MB. After some minutes this went to 2GB. What is going on here?

Keep in mind that CamStudio crushed while recording.

I used TreeSize to see whether there is something wrong, but I didn't find anything. I also checked with AVG to see if there is a virus but again I found nothing.

What can I do to have my free space back?

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Why not just delete some stuff? Which "windows tools" did you try? See:… – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 23 '13 at 2:38
@techie007: Thank you very much for your comment! The thing is that there where ~7GB free space, the CamStudio crushed and after that my free space was 1kB! I rebooted and now it's ~2GB. So I didn't saved the recording. I searced through temp and CamStudio's Directories but I found nothing in there... The "tool" I used was TreeSize but I didn't find anything suspicious... – Thanos Mar 26 '13 at 18:08

Delete your screen recordings, obviously. I recommend compressing them using a better format then deleting the originals.

I recommend using a program like SpaceMonger to "see" where your space is going.

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Thank you very much for your answer! I used TreeSize but I didn't find anything suspicious. CamStudio crushed, while recording so there were no recordings saved. I checked on temp, videos, CamStudio's directories, but I found nothing... – Thanos Mar 26 '13 at 18:12

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