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December 9, 2012 1:26:33 AM

I have a 128 GB SSD drive. I know when you first use it, it will not let you use all of that space. That's not my issue.

The problem is, I look at my drive, and it says I have 30 GB free of 118 total GB, meaning I'm using up 88 GB. Well, when I check the total size of all the folders and files in that drive, the total is only 76.73 GB. Where's the extra 12 GB? Is there anyplace on my drive I just can't see, thus I don't see the extra 12 GB being used?

Thanks for any help.

P.S. I made sure I emptied the trash too.

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December 9, 2012 1:36:58 AM

trustymutsi said:
I have a 128 GB SSD drive. I know when you first use it, it will not let you use all of that space. That's not my issue.

The problem is, I look at my drive, and it says I have 30 GB free of 118 total GB, meaning I'm using up 88 GB. Well, when I check the total size of all the folders and files in that drive, the total is only 76.73 GB. Where's the extra 12 GB? Is there anyplace on my drive I just can't see, thus I don't see the extra 12 GB being used?

Thanks for any help.

P.S. I made sure I emptied the trash too.


For a true number - make sure you are showing hidden and Protected OS files... a lot of space can be taken by page files etc.

So.. asuming you win7... go to "My computer" --> Organise --> Folder and search options --> View --> Tick the "show hidden files. " option.... untick the "hide protected operating system files..." option..

Now recheck.

Cheers
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December 9, 2012 1:49:25 AM

yoji said:
For a true number - make sure you are showing hidden and Protected OS files... a lot of space can be taken by page files etc.

So.. asuming you win7... go to "My computer" --> Organise --> Folder and search options --> View --> Tick the "show hidden files. " option.... untick the "hide protected operating system files..." option..

Now recheck.

Cheers


That did it. I also tried using WinDirStat.

Both showed me that "pagefile.sys" and "hiberfil.sys" are taking up a total of 7 gigs :( 

Well, I assume I should keep those files. At least I know something serious isn't wrong :) 
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December 18, 2012 11:57:10 PM

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