Missing space on my computer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Sinesthera, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Sinesthera

    Sinesthera Guest

    I can't account for around 200 gb of space on my computer
    C folder is 450 gb I've been looking through my files and folders and
    can only account for about 200-250 gb and I am almost out of space

    I am trying to defrag my hard drive and I started compressing fil
    folders which is saving some space but I am not sure if this shoul
    account for the entirety of the problem. I haven't downloaded anythin
    in a while and still I've just watched 5 gb disappear in about a tw
    week period of time. I've been deleting files and I have been clearin
    out the trash bin but it doesn't seem to be helpin
     
    Sinesthera, Mar 26, 2010
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  2. Sinesthera

    whs Guest

    1. Check the real story on the files with 'WinDirStat'
    (http://windirstat.info/). I bet there are a lot more than you think.
    2. Check your shadowstorage which can be up to 67GB on your C disk. Run
    *vssadmin list shadowstorage* in elevated cmd. Look for *Allocated* on
    C.
     
    whs, Mar 26, 2010
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  3. Sinesthera

    Sinesthera Guest

    How do you access vsadmin? I'm currently dowloading windirsta
     
    Sinesthera, Mar 26, 2010
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  4. Sinesthera

    Sinesthera Guest

    OMG my temporary internet files account for all the missing space... Ho
    could that happen
    Can I just delete them. It poped up with something saying I might damag
    my computer if I did
    Actually looking at it again its Windows subfolder Temp and then th
    files in that subfolder. Not the internet temp file
     
    Sinesthera, Mar 26, 2010
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  5. Sinesthera

    Sinesthera Guest

    I tried running Disk Cleanup and it doesn't touch the files that ar
    causing the problem. I compressed the C drive to try and clear up som
    space that got me about 20+ gb back so some of it was that it was slopp
    and defrag bairly helped. From what it looks like about 6gb of temporar
    files are added a Month
    The names are pretty crazy lookin
    TMP000001BD40B152FD16B2F37
    Thank you for the tip on Win Dir Stat! I can now chart all the weir
    changes and find their cause quite useful. I knew I wasn't jus
    imagining it was disappearing
     
    Sinesthera, Mar 26, 2010
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  6. Sinesthera

    whs Guest

    *vssadmin* is a command in Command Prompt (All Programs > Accessories
    that you have to open as admin (right click on it)
    To clean up your temporary internet files, use' CCleaner
    (http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/). It is safe to use
     
    whs, Mar 26, 2010
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  7. Sinesthera

    Sinesthera Guest

    Well its not my temp internet files. Its my temporary computer file
     
    Sinesthera, Mar 31, 2010
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