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Wrong used hard drive space on SSD?

So I just built a new computer. I used an 80GB SSD for Windows 7 and some applications/games.

Here, it says I'm using 63.5GB of space: http://gyazo.com/aa3768c557b7861ec44c31fc016d3ae2

But if you go and check the actual files, it says almost only half that is being used: http://gyazo.com/5a6ea071a56ec7add93823976bcf30b2

Can anyone tell me why this is and how I can fix it? Thanks :)
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  1. I know that Windows 7 uses a large chunk of the SSD, and sometimes it'll have a bunch of temp files as well as hidden files on there that take up a large portion. Run disk cleanup on your C:// drive to see if there is anything that can be deleted to recover some space.
  2. It's most likely, hidden system files, such as hiberfil.sys, pagefile.sys plus system restore points and shadow copies, and also some folders that are hidden will not display their size.

    Case in point, mine is saying 71.6GB is used, but selecting all files(after turning off hide hidden files and protected system files) It only totaled 65 or 67GB.

    Edit: After deleting all but the most recent System Restore point I just dropped that to 63GB, YMMV
  3. Best answer
    to gain space on your ssd

    delete hyberfil.sys file

    Go to Start menu, type “cmd” open up command prompt
    Type “powercfg.exe -h off” [make sure you are an Administrator]
    ENTER
    Type “exit”
    ENTER

    this still allows using sleep

    if you have 4gb or more ram lower page file to 512mb

    turn off system restore--recommended on a ssd

    these will gain you a lot of gbs--saved me about 30gb becuase i have 16gb of ram the pagefile and hyberfil.sys are larger the more ram you have

    run ccleaner to gain a bit more
  4. mcnumpty23 said:
    to gain space on your ssd

    delete hyberfil.sys file

    Go to Start menu, type “cmd” open up command prompt
    Type “powercfg.exe -h off” [make sure you are an Administrator]
    ENTER
    Type “exit”
    ENTER

    this still allows using sleep

    if you have 4gb or more ram lower page file to 512mb

    turn off system restore--recommended on a ssd

    these will gain you a lot of gbs--saved me about 30gb becuase i have 16gb of ram the pagefile and hyberfil.sys are larger the more ram you have

    run ccleaner to gain a bit more
    Thanks I did everything you said and I have a ton of space! :D
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  6. you are welcome :D

    and have a happy new year
  7. Just had the same issues and did the same. Thanks for the help.
    Removed Hibernate, don't need it anyway
    Reduced System Restore to 3%, I backup files regularly to external drive,
    Moved the pagefile from the SSD to the HDD,
    Moved Indexing from SSD to HDD,
    This brought my Windows 7 Home clean install down from 35GB to 7.5GB on the SSD. Yahoo!!!
    Then I turned off a bunch of other junk like sounds and tablet etc. Now it is humming right.
    Kyle
    Sager NP8170
    Core i7 2760QM
    GTX 580M
    16GB RAM
    120GB SSD
    500GB HDD
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