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November 29, 2004 9:25:04 AM

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I have just build a new PC, reusing my old 80 g hard drive with is partition,
as I run one side for me(6 g) and one for the kids games(the rest). I have
left the things on the disk as originally setup i.e. FAT32

I loaded XP OK, but it appears to have used over 4 G bytes of hard disk
space, although if you look using win explorer it has only used 1.5 gig. Is
this normal ????
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 6:08:57 PM

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On 29/11/2004 Delboy wrote:

> I have just build a new PC, reusing my old 80 g hard drive with is
> partition, as I run one side for me(6 g) and one for the kids
> games(the rest). I have left the things on the disk as originally
> setup i.e. FAT32
>
> I loaded XP OK, but it appears to have used over 4 G bytes of hard
> disk space, although if you look using win explorer it has only used
> 1.5 gig. Is this normal ????
>
>

My C; drive has 6.68GB used space, that's the OS, Norton and about a
dozen apps. The pagefile is 1.5GB.

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Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
November 29, 2004 6:08:58 PM

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My other Apps at this point in time use 500 m, so I still dont know where the
space has gone

"Jeff Gaines" wrote:

> On 29/11/2004 Delboy wrote:
>
> > I have just build a new PC, reusing my old 80 g hard drive with is
> > partition, as I run one side for me(6 g) and one for the kids
> > games(the rest). I have left the things on the disk as originally
> > setup i.e. FAT32
> >
> > I loaded XP OK, but it appears to have used over 4 G bytes of hard
> > disk space, although if you look using win explorer it has only used
> > 1.5 gig. Is this normal ????
> >
> >
>
> My C; drive has 6.68GB used space, that's the OS, Norton and about a
> dozen apps. The pagefile is 1.5GB.
>
> --
> Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
>
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Anonymous
November 29, 2004 9:02:10 PM

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You need to turn on "show hidden folders & files" and "show system folders" (file options » view) to see the actual useage. Hibernate is equal to the amount of installed RAM, System Restore is set (usually at 12%) as a % of drive space, paging file is 1 ½ times the amount of RAM, add in system files and there is the used space.

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Just my 2¢ worth,
Jeff
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"Delboy" <Delboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:BD2B38CA-5738-4AA8-8B1C-F72853EE378B@microsoft.com...
|I have just build a new PC, reusing my old 80 g hard drive with is partition,
| as I run one side for me(6 g) and one for the kids games(the rest). I have
| left the things on the disk as originally setup i.e. FAT32
|
| I loaded XP OK, but it appears to have used over 4 G bytes of hard disk
| space, although if you look using win explorer it has only used 1.5 gig. Is
| this normal ????
|
|
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 9:41:15 PM

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On 29/11/2004 Delboy wrote:

> My other Apps at this point in time use 500 m, so I still dont know
> where the space has gone
>

You can use Explorer to examine each folder and find out, it's a bit
tedious though :-)

Try a Google for 'folder size' and see if there are any freeware apps
that will automate it for you.

You said that XP seems to have used 4GB although Explorer says 1.5GB,
where do these different figures come from?

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Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 12:21:11 AM

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On 29/11/2004 Jeff Gaines wrote:

> On 29/11/2004 Delboy wrote:
>
> > My other Apps at this point in time use 500 m, so I still dont know
> > where the space has gone
> >
>
> You can use Explorer to examine each folder and find out, it's a bit
> tedious though :-)
>
> Try a Google for 'folder size' and see if there are any freeware apps
> that will automate it for you.
>
> You said that XP seems to have used 4GB although Explorer says 1.5GB,
> where do these different figures come from?

Another thought - if you have installed several drivers/apps then
System Restore will use up a of of space. Right click on 'c:\system
volume information and select 'Properties' and see how much space that
is using.

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Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
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