Misreported Used/Free Disk Space

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Shade_C, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Shade_C

    Shade_C Guest

    Hi Everyone, I'm trying to understand why I cannot account for 8Gb of disk
    space on my C: Drive. I am running Vista Ultimate with SP1 on a Sony Vaio
    VGN-SZ2XP. The HDD has been partitioned (46.5Gb for C: & 38.6Gb for D:). When
    I click t view the Computer, it is reporting that 13.3Gb of free space is
    available (33.2Gb used), however when I collectively total up the C: drive's
    content size (double-clicking on C:, selecting all from the Organise button
    and right-clicking for the properties) it adds up to 25.3Gb of used space.
    Has anyone any idea as to where the missing 7.9Gb is or why there is such a
    reporting difference?


    Shade_C, Apr 17, 2008
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    Mark Guest

    It's probably some hidden files like Hibernation and System Restore files.

    Mark, Apr 17, 2008
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  3. There is space 'set aside' for future 'virtual memory', so far not used.
    Other set asides like system restore, or favorites could also be doing that.
    If that were permitted, your settings would be changing without your
    consent. You have settings available to you to change these things.
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    Mark L. Ferguson
    Mark L. Ferguson, Apr 17, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    The "missing" space is your recovery partition.
    Bob, Apr 17, 2008
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