I had Oracle's VirtualBox software installed yesterday on my Windows 7 machine with a 20GB Ubuntu installation. I needed to free up some space so I uninstalled the virtualbox software. However I didn't notice any space free up on my hard drive.

Is there some way that the virtual box files still exist on my hard drive? I've done a search for .vdi files in my C:/ drive and that turned up nothing.

  • Which folder is that? – codedude Jun 25 '15 at 20:20

Use a utility like WinDirStat to locate the large file(s).

  • I searched my C drive for large files already using the built in search...with nothing bigger than 250 MB – codedude Jun 25 '15 at 20:13
  • WinDirStat will highlight large folders as well. – i_am_root Jun 25 '15 at 20:14
  • it did the trick! Found my missing 20gb ;) – codedude Jun 26 '15 at 2:31
  • Where was it? What path? – i_am_root Jun 26 '15 at 16:40
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    It was under a different users folder. – codedude Jun 26 '15 at 17:23

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