Why so little Free space on main HD ?


G

Guest

Hello

When I look with the Explore facility the size of all my directories in C: I
found roughly 8.3 GB, When I look at the used space with Property on C: I
found 26.2 GB or 3 times more ! The remaining free space si 1.5 GB.

I cannot understand why.

I have deleted all the temp files, try to delete the maximum unnecessary
files but I now cannot go much further so I cannot defragment for instance
and I suppose I am going into a wall soon if I do not act quickly.

C: is the local fixed disk of my Dell laptop 8200. NFTS.

The only thing I recall recently is that I have had a paging file missing
but now it seems OK with 1151 MB of total paging file size for all drives (I
have got 2 (C: and E:) with 15GB of free space on E: which I had to buy due
to supposed lack of space on C:

Thank you
 
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Alan Smith

Bruno said:
Hello

When I look with the Explore facility the size of all my directories in C:
I
found roughly 8.3 GB, When I look at the used space with Property on C: I
found 26.2 GB or 3 times more ! The remaining free space si 1.5 GB.

I cannot understand why.
Your description isn't very clear describing exactly what you are looking
at. It seems that you are looking at different things though.
I have deleted all the temp files, try to delete the maximum unnecessary
files but I now cannot go much further so I cannot defragment for instance
and I suppose I am going into a wall soon if I do not act quickly.
OK, but you havent said what you are trying to acheive.
C: is the local fixed disk of my Dell laptop 8200. NFTS.

The only thing I recall recently is that I have had a paging file missing
but now it seems OK with 1151 MB of total paging file size for all drives
(I
have got 2 (C: and E:) with 15GB of free space on E: which I had to buy
due
to supposed lack of space on C:
Why not consider uninstalling some programs that are on C:, then
reinstalling them onto E:
Or move your documents, pictures etc to E:?
Or remove programs you don't use much?
Or remove the uninstall files for your XP updates?
Empty your temporary directories (temp and tmp) and left over temp files and
any recovered files (filenames starting with a ~ [tilde]) if you aren't
going to use them?

Or there are utilities that can help to recover space and move programs
around if you don't want to do it manually.
 
G

Guest

I would first like to understand why the sum of the size of each directory in
C: taken separetely is 3 times less than the size of the used space on C:

Bruno

--
Bruno


Alan Smith said:
Bruno said:
Hello

When I look with the Explore facility the size of all my directories in C:
I
found roughly 8.3 GB, When I look at the used space with Property on C: I
found 26.2 GB or 3 times more ! The remaining free space si 1.5 GB.

I cannot understand why.
Your description isn't very clear describing exactly what you are looking
at. It seems that you are looking at different things though.
I have deleted all the temp files, try to delete the maximum unnecessary
files but I now cannot go much further so I cannot defragment for instance
and I suppose I am going into a wall soon if I do not act quickly.
OK, but you havent said what you are trying to acheive.
C: is the local fixed disk of my Dell laptop 8200. NFTS.

The only thing I recall recently is that I have had a paging file missing
but now it seems OK with 1151 MB of total paging file size for all drives
(I
have got 2 (C: and E:) with 15GB of free space on E: which I had to buy
due
to supposed lack of space on C:
Why not consider uninstalling some programs that are on C:, then
reinstalling them onto E:
Or move your documents, pictures etc to E:?
Or remove programs you don't use much?
Or remove the uninstall files for your XP updates?
Empty your temporary directories (temp and tmp) and left over temp files and
any recovered files (filenames starting with a ~ [tilde]) if you aren't
going to use them?

Or there are utilities that can help to recover space and move programs
around if you don't want to do it manually.
Thank you
 
S

Star Fleet Admiral Q

Check the size of the folder named "System Volume Information", as this is
most likely where your "missing space" resides. This is the location of the
files needed for "System Restore" processes, restore points, etc.

--

Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!

http://www.google.com
Google is your "Friend"

Bruno said:
I would first like to understand why the sum of the size of each directory
in
C: taken separetely is 3 times less than the size of the used space on C:

Bruno

--
Bruno


Alan Smith said:
Bruno said:
Hello

When I look with the Explore facility the size of all my directories in
C:
I
found roughly 8.3 GB, When I look at the used space with Property on C:
I
found 26.2 GB or 3 times more ! The remaining free space si 1.5 GB.

I cannot understand why.
Your description isn't very clear describing exactly what you are looking
at. It seems that you are looking at different things though.
I have deleted all the temp files, try to delete the maximum
unnecessary
files but I now cannot go much further so I cannot defragment for
instance
and I suppose I am going into a wall soon if I do not act quickly.
OK, but you havent said what you are trying to acheive.
C: is the local fixed disk of my Dell laptop 8200. NFTS.

The only thing I recall recently is that I have had a paging file
missing
but now it seems OK with 1151 MB of total paging file size for all
drives
(I
have got 2 (C: and E:) with 15GB of free space on E: which I had to
buy
due
to supposed lack of space on C:
Why not consider uninstalling some programs that are on C:, then
reinstalling them onto E:
Or move your documents, pictures etc to E:?
Or remove programs you don't use much?
Or remove the uninstall files for your XP updates?
Empty your temporary directories (temp and tmp) and left over temp files
and
any recovered files (filenames starting with a ~ [tilde]) if you aren't
going to use them?

Or there are utilities that can help to recover space and move programs
around if you don't want to do it manually.
Thank you
 
G

Guest

This seems a good idea but I should be dull as I cannnot see any folder of
that name ...
Sorry
--
Bruno


Star Fleet Admiral Q said:
Check the size of the folder named "System Volume Information", as this is
most likely where your "missing space" resides. This is the location of the
files needed for "System Restore" processes, restore points, etc.

--

Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!

http://www.google.com
Google is your "Friend"

Bruno said:
I would first like to understand why the sum of the size of each directory
in
C: taken separetely is 3 times less than the size of the used space on C:

Bruno

--
Bruno


Alan Smith said:
Hello

When I look with the Explore facility the size of all my directories in
C:
I
found roughly 8.3 GB, When I look at the used space with Property on C:
I
found 26.2 GB or 3 times more ! The remaining free space si 1.5 GB.

I cannot understand why.

Your description isn't very clear describing exactly what you are looking
at. It seems that you are looking at different things though.


I have deleted all the temp files, try to delete the maximum
unnecessary
files but I now cannot go much further so I cannot defragment for
instance
and I suppose I am going into a wall soon if I do not act quickly.


OK, but you havent said what you are trying to acheive.

C: is the local fixed disk of my Dell laptop 8200. NFTS.

The only thing I recall recently is that I have had a paging file
missing
but now it seems OK with 1151 MB of total paging file size for all
drives
(I
have got 2 (C: and E:) with 15GB of free space on E: which I had to
buy
due
to supposed lack of space on C:

Why not consider uninstalling some programs that are on C:, then
reinstalling them onto E:
Or move your documents, pictures etc to E:?
Or remove programs you don't use much?
Or remove the uninstall files for your XP updates?
Empty your temporary directories (temp and tmp) and left over temp files
and
any recovered files (filenames starting with a ~ [tilde]) if you aren't
going to use them?

Or there are utilities that can help to recover space and move programs
around if you don't want to do it manually.


Thank you
 
G

Guest

There were indeed lots of heavy files in "Volume System Restore" and after
deletion fo the oldest restore points it gave me 15 GB free.

Thank you very much for helping me and the community.

Bye

Bruno - London
 
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Alasdair

try "Tools/Folder Options/View" and set 'Show hidden files and folders'
and then try seeing how much is used and free
Alasdair

--
please note email address requires editing

www.digitalmystic.co.uk

Bruno said:
This seems a good idea but I should be dull as I cannnot see any folder of
that name ...
Sorry
--
Bruno


Star Fleet Admiral Q said:
Check the size of the folder named "System Volume Information", as this
is
most likely where your "missing space" resides. This is the location of
the
files needed for "System Restore" processes, restore points, etc.

--

Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!

http://www.google.com
Google is your "Friend"

Bruno said:
I would first like to understand why the sum of the size of each
directory
in
C: taken separetely is 3 times less than the size of the used space on
C:

Bruno

--
Bruno


:


Hello

When I look with the Explore facility the size of all my directories
in
C:
I
found roughly 8.3 GB, When I look at the used space with Property on
C:
I
found 26.2 GB or 3 times more ! The remaining free space si 1.5 GB.

I cannot understand why.

Your description isn't very clear describing exactly what you are
looking
at. It seems that you are looking at different things though.


I have deleted all the temp files, try to delete the maximum
unnecessary
files but I now cannot go much further so I cannot defragment for
instance
and I suppose I am going into a wall soon if I do not act quickly.


OK, but you havent said what you are trying to acheive.

C: is the local fixed disk of my Dell laptop 8200. NFTS.

The only thing I recall recently is that I have had a paging file
missing
but now it seems OK with 1151 MB of total paging file size for all
drives
(I
have got 2 (C: and E:) with 15GB of free space on E: which I had to
buy
due
to supposed lack of space on C:

Why not consider uninstalling some programs that are on C:, then
reinstalling them onto E:
Or move your documents, pictures etc to E:?
Or remove programs you don't use much?
Or remove the uninstall files for your XP updates?
Empty your temporary directories (temp and tmp) and left over temp
files
and
any recovered files (filenames starting with a ~ [tilde]) if you
aren't
going to use them?

Or there are utilities that can help to recover space and move
programs
around if you don't want to do it manually.


Thank you
 
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R

Ron Martell

Bruno said:
There were indeed lots of heavy files in "Volume System Restore" and after
deletion fo the oldest restore points it gave me 15 GB free.

Thank you very much for helping me and the community.

Bye

Bruno - London
Hi Bruno.

You can safely reduce the amount of space that System Restore can use.
Use Control Panel - System - System Restore.

Normally an allocation of 700 to 800 mb maximum for System Restore is
adequate, unless you are regularly installing and uninstalling large
application programs.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
 

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