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my C Drive Has hidden data..

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December 27, 2004 11:24:30 PM

ok my C drive has only 3 Gigs of data on it that I can find.

and yet Winxp is telling me I have 6 gigs on it...

how do I free up that space?

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December 28, 2004 2:28:41 AM

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and yet Winxp is telling me I have 6 gigs on it...

The rest of it is used by System Restore to store its files (it's hidden folder called <b>System Volume Information</b>).
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how do I free up that space?

Disable System Restore and delete the folder, but if something bad happens you can't restore your system the way it were.

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December 28, 2004 2:34:16 PM

I found out that if you limit space using by System Restore via Control Panel to certain percentage (ie. less than 4%), it might disable System Restore as well.
To limit its space using Registry Editor is better (but not for novices), you can also control how long and how big you want these files staying in System Restore before totally being thrown out to save space for others.

:smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
January 3, 2005 4:19:02 PM

Could be you pagefile.sys or too many sys restore points.

If you have norton ghost then it could a ghost image or your drive(s).

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January 6, 2005 1:25:56 AM

Another thing could be your system hibernation file. To view all these files, click on tools->folder options->view, and then select show hidden files and folders and also uncheck hide protected operating system files.

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January 6, 2005 2:00:09 AM

format C: from DOS usually does the trick :tongue:

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