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Missing 10 GB of space!

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October 19, 2008 11:19:12 AM

Other than CCleaner, Defrag and deleting old restore points, which I have tried and still missing 10 GB, any other way to 'retrieve' the missing GBs?

Thanks in advance!

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January 2, 2009 2:37:03 AM

its from the partition probably.

February 18, 2009 9:49:09 AM

Some anti-virus software create a hidden trash bin that eats up HDD space, like Symantec’s Norton.
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February 18, 2009 10:00:35 AM


If that’s the case, you might not be able to delete its content or the folder itself. The remaining options then will be to live with it or to reformat.
April 8, 2009 2:09:50 AM

BMFM said:
If that’s the case, you might not be able to delete its content or the folder itself. The remaining options then will be to live with it or to reformat.


AND possibly end up where you left off!
August 8, 2009 10:01:19 AM

A certain percentage of hard disk space is reserved by the OS. Part of this is for the system restore. You can change the amount of space reserved for system restore but at the risk of fewer restore points. Anyway for a 320GB hard disk it is impossible to get the entire amount for storage, probably 300GB will be available. It's a percentage of your drive capacity. For 120GB probably 105-110 will be available.

If this is not your problem, then use a tool like Partition Magic or Acronis Disk Director to view your partition details. There may be some unpartitioned free space that you can add to your existing partitions.
August 29, 2010 1:25:50 PM

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