I have a situation where a Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 has a 46.8 GB data drive (one partition out of two on a 136.71 GB physical drive) that is only showing 265MB free right now. In adding up all the contents on the drive (using Windows Explorer by highlighting all the folders and pulling up Properties for the group with hidden folders and system files showing) I am only coming up with 17.7 GB of used space. Where did the rest of my space go? I did originally find a ton of 4MB files buried under one of the user's roaming profiles paths (\data\users\profiles\thuyp\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Recent), but when I deleted that folder I did not reclaim the space it showed it was using (over 30 GB). There was a Windows compression mode turned on for this drive, but I've managed to uncompress most of the folders with no luck. I've also rebooted the server with a CHKDSK set to run during boot up and it didn't help either. I've also run The Error-checking option in Windows Explorer with no errors returned. Windows Defraggershows only 265MB free too and that it is in need of a defragmentation pass. It also shows that the Master File Table is 99% fulll, but that shouldn't impact the amount of free diskspace on the drive according to my understanding.
Help! We need the extra space I know is there, but I can't seem to figure out where it went.