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1answer
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Windows 7 Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool fails when trying to clean C:\windows\winsxs

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition and I am tyring to run the Windows 7 Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool, DISM.exe, have to try and clean/reclaim some space from ...
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2answers
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How to find and delete a huge folder that was moved from Linux to Windows

I was hoping someone could help me with this: This morning, I moved a huge folder with data (about 40GB) from my Linux partition to my Windows partition. However, I forgot to actually shut down ...
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2answers
138 views

Hard Drive Space Automatically Freed Up when the Hard Drive becomes Full?

I once completely filled my old computer's hard drive (it said 0kb left) and I noticed that after turning the computer off and then back on that the computer had freed up some hard drive space. I ...
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2answers
129 views

windows folder size more than 30 GB [duplicate]

I am using windows 7 with 8GB RAM for last 8 months, C drive of 75 GB currently out of space, 8GB Page file (on auto manage) and 8GB hibernate file, i checked windows folder is of more than 30 GB. is ...
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1answer
161 views

How does installing many heavy applications harm a computer? [duplicate]

Say, if I have disk space to spare and I will work with only one application at a time, and many would be rarely, but yes, used, how can installing many heavy application that use much ram harm a ...
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0answers
54 views

Used space on Disk C: doesn't match actual used space [duplicate]

Used space on Disk C: doesn't match actual used space. Difference is around 30 GB. Results of chkdsk: 116859903 KB total disk space. 70064692 KB in 249924 files. 135696 KB in ...
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0answers
406 views

50GB missing from Hard Drive but no files can be seen or found

I have a Mac laptop and a Win desktop. I wanted to backup data from my Mac to my Win Hard Drive so I connected my hard drive through an external case and connected it via USB to my Mac. I copied 40GB ...
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1answer
64 views

How to detect who is consuming permanently space on Hard Disk

My System Disk "C:\", where is installed Win7x64 OS has 80 GB. I hah last time free space 8 GB, after uninstalling some apps and cleanup Disk, BUT every day disk free space is varying from 8 to 1 GB, ...
2
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0answers
301 views

Any way to get a lighter install of the NVidia driver?

This is the official download page. Currently the download is around 200 MB. I really doubt that the a video driver can take that much space, but let's say it does. After install at least 1 GB of ...
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1answer
67 views

Windows obstinately shrinking the pagefile

I admit I have rather small free space available on my C:\ drive (only 3-4 GiBs usually, with a 4 GiB pagefile being around), but what really annoys me is this: Windows sometimes does an operation(1) ...
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0answers
61 views

Vmware fusion 5.0.3 increase windows 7 vm hard disk on OS X ML

I have 40gb free on my mac. I want to increase my vm HD by 20gb. It won't even let me increase the vm hd by 1gb saying 'there's not enough room on the file system to complete the operation'. I've ...
3
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2answers
113 views

Extra free space when moving a hard drive to an external enclosure

My secondary 1TB internal hard drive filled up recently, so I bought a 2TB disk to replace it. The cheapest 2TB disk I could find was actually a Buffalo Drivestation USB3 enclosure. I used SyncToy ...
3
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1answer
107 views

How to track a program's disk usage over time?

In Windows 7, how can I track how much a program writes to disk over a period of time? For example, if I wanted to see how much Firefox writes to disk in a 24-hour period, how could I do that?
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1answer
2k views

WinDirStat Save Report Option

When running WinDirStat against a drive, I'd like the option to save the report so that I can look at it later while "offline" away from the system it was run on. I've looked around the program and ...
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0answers
97 views

Can you change the storage bar on “my computer” to indicate remaining space instead of used space?

Can you change the storage bar on "my computer" to indicate remaining space instead of used space?
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1answer
1k views

Almost no free space left on D drive, but files/folders only take up little space [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 7. All of a sudden from nowhere, my D: Drive is showing a red bar for space, and it says there are only 620 MB free out of 28.9 GB. Yet when I browse into D:, select all files and ...
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3answers
1k views

Deleting windows.old folder [duplicate]

I installed windows 7 many months ago on my laptop, and I don't exactly remember, which method I followed for installation : whether clean Install or startup repair. I find memory shortage and when I ...
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2answers
131 views

Why new Windows versions take so much space? [closed]

I have quite fresh Windows 8 installation now and Windows folder takes 20 GB. It was pretty much the same for Windows 7 and Vista. Why is that? I mean it's not like Windows uses many media files or ...
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1answer
1k views

VirtualBox: Windows 7 Image: Allocating more Hard DIsk Space [duplicate]

I've installed Windows 7 in Oracle VirtualBox. I would like to increase the hard disk size of the virtual disk image so that I can install Adobe Illustrator (Ai). Can I simply stretch the disk size ...
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1answer
177 views

lost space on the HDD after reinstalling windows

I have a 200 Gbs HDD with vista and I decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 over it, but I found that it erased all the partitions and data and showed the file system as 198 GBs, so I tried to reinstall the ...
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3answers
95 views

size of the disk is more than the size of the files on the disk

I am using windows 7. my c: drive capacity is 75 gb. where the Os is located. The size of the files on the disk is only 50 gb including hidden files. But used space of c drive shows 60Gb. Where the ...
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1answer
205 views

714Gig HD partition shows 652Gig full - only 285Gigs used - NOT DUPLICATE [duplicate]

PLEASE HELP - but this is NOT A DUPLICATE question - please don't mark it as such before reading it. Several people marked last posting that way - clearly didn't read it. Yes, I have read through ...
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1answer
162 views

Add/Remove programs interface not accurate?

I installed dBpoweramp long time ago but it's only now that I noticed it's using 16GB of space (or as the Win7 Add/Remove programs interface says so). I checked the installation folder of dBpoweramp ...
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3answers
2k views

750Gig Hard Drive shows full with only 315Gigs used

I have a Win7 laptop with a 750Gig C: drive. It came partitioned with 714Gig usable from manufacturer. I installed programs, music files, etc up to 285 gigs. As of a few weeks ago it showed 285 ...
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3answers
2k views

155 GB in c drive used up. 50 GB used in minutes. Windows 7

My laptop has Windows 7 home premium. OS is installed on C drive. The C drive has some 155 GB but currently only 1.17 GB is free. I deleted contents of my download folder and moved the contents from ...
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1answer
2k views

Why is the folder size (in properties) different from the total file/folder sizes in the folder?

Here's my problem I'm trying to do a cleanup of my hard drive, and I'm constantly seeing this scenario: (1) Aggregate folder size: I check the folder size viewing properties right clicking the ...
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2answers
3k views

Get disk/partition size in batch file

How to get total size of a disk or partition(a USB hard drive with 1 NTFS partition) in a batch file? I would rather not go for logic that go over files recursively(the ones with for /f) since it's a ...
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0answers
95 views

Free Disk Space running low over night (Win 7)

I noticed the last days that I got mysterious warnings on low disk space and I can't determine what occupies my free space. So last night I had 5GB of free space and this morning I'm down to 800MB. ...
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1answer
110 views

Disk Used Space Anamoly viz Actual Space Used by Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 - mysteriously missing free HDD space I just got my Laptop and was transferring the content from my Previous Laptop. My Current Laptop has about 326 GB in C:. ...
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1answer
373 views

SSD appears to be full, it isn't (Windows 7, NTFS)

I installed windows 7 Pro x64 on a 128 GB Adata SX300 SSD yesterday (clean install after full format, SSD is brand new) and installed a bunch of programs and all available updates from windows update. ...
2
votes
2answers
305 views

More methods of freeing up space on my C drive

I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8 and the installer told me I need at least 16 Gb of free space on the C partition. I've already used most of the common tricks of freeing up space on C ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

Cannot create a partition because of out-of-space message

I have 69GB of un-allocated space on my hard-drive. When I try to create a partition in it, I get the error message below telling me that there is not enough space to create it. Why am I getting this ...
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0answers
32 views

Is it possible to stop the color of the 'remaining disk-space bar' from changing to red when there isn't a lot of space remaining in Win7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the disk space left warning in Windows 7? For example, if on drive C:, which has total space of 465 GB, I have something like 50 GB of space remaining, the ...
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6answers
21k views

What is a safe way to move AppData\Local to a different drive?

I have a 60GB SSD as my C: where I have my Windows and other essential program installations. I also have a huge non-SSD D:. I repeatedly find myself short of disk space on C:. The main culprits are ...
0
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1answer
144 views

Get extra hard drive space from Windows 7

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 (dual-boot) on my laptop. For some reasons I want some more space in my Ubuntu partition. I have installed gParted in Ubuntu. Now is it recommended to get this ...
24
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7answers
46k views

Windows 8 disk space usage vs Windows 7

The official Microsoft Windows 8 (64 bit) disk space requirements are the same as Windows 7: 20 GB. In actual practice, how does Win8's disk space usage compare to Win7's? Specifically, how does disk ...
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4answers
14k views

Why is windows 7 taking up so much hard drive space?

I have just built a computer with a 60GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. After installing windows 7 home premium, the drivers, chrome, and running windows update a few times it now only has 11GB left on the SSD. ...
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0answers
28 views

Logical disk lose free space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 - mysteriously missing free HDD space I have a logical disk (E): 250GB, all files' size is 223GB, but when I click to the disk, It show the disk used 237GB. ...
0
votes
1answer
191 views

Move specific rarely used or non-performance critical files off SSD

I was trying to make some more space on an SSD boot drive today since it is getting very tight for space with C:\Windows stuff and applications that seem to insist on putting stuff on the system ...
4
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3answers
2k views

What's the best audio format available when I want to convert my files?

I'm a music lover. I have lot of songs stored on my laptop, but the problem is I'm running out of space on my hard disk, because of the different audio formats which occupy lots of space. Now I want ...
3
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4answers
3k views

Something eating space on OS drive

I am facing low disk space issue from last few days. I checked with Restore,System Volume Information, $Recycled folders. But there is nothing which is occupying space. I had scanned my system for ...
0
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2answers
451 views

Extracting uncommon components from Windows installed on SSD

I have a 50gb SSD harddisk with windows 7 installed on it. I did this for performance for my windows installation and the related applications (Visual Studio, etc). In a projects folder I also store ...
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0answers
444 views

chkdsk unable to free space on corrupted RAID 0 partition

I have a two 1TB SATA drives configured in RAID 0. The partition is showing as 100% full despite only containing several hundred gigabytes of data. When Windows boots, chkdsk attempts to ...
2
votes
0answers
193 views

I want to move winsxs folder to another drive. Possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can winsxs be moved and if so how? My SSD is running out of space. The winsxs folder is by far the biggest holder of space. So I wanted to move the folder to another ...
0
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1answer
283 views

preventing Windows from filling up system disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My windows directory is huge I spare 30G for C:\ for Windows 7. As time goes by Windows fill it up. I do not know what can be removed. How can this be solved?
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3answers
3k views

Where are 25 GB of missing disk space on my SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? I highlighted all files and folders in my C drive (with "show hidden files or folders" switched on) in Windows 7 ...
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1answer
1k views

How do install of “Windows 7 Upgrade” on VirtualBox (for use on OS X) w/ minimal disk use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clean Install Using Windows 7 RTM Upgrade I have a license for Windows 7 upgrade, and want to use it via VirtualBox on OS X. Because the Upgrade license doesn't work on ...
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1answer
208 views

Windows 7 volume missing

after cleaning C:\Windows directory from $path\SoftwareDistribution I won 2GB. It's okay, and I'm trying to install Visual Studio 2010. Everything went ok and C:\Windows size increased to 17GB. ...
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1answer
233 views

Size Of Paging File

Why is paging size necessary and why does it balloon now and then. I am using Core 2 Quad. With Windows 7 Professional x32 and 4 GB RAM, still the paging file size is huge near 2.96 GB in C drive. ...
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0answers
533 views

Offline folders says there is not enough free space on the drive - but there is (Windows 7)

I have been using Windows Offline Folders for some years now, without too much hair torn out. However, after reinstalling Windows and setting up my tried-out configuration, synchronization stops ...