Full C: drive? URGENT

Posted on 2007-10-02
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18

I have a Windows 2003 SP1 server. The C drive is 25 GB in size.  Apparently only about 200 kb is left as free space, however the cumalative size of all the files/folders/subfolders in the C drive (including pagefile.sys) is only 10Gb. I have set the displays to show hidden files, and OS files etc.

Does anyone have any idea what is taking up so much space?

Urgent so max points!
Question by:kam_uk
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Use treesize to find out where all the space has gone http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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As I always say, if you want detailed information, DON'T use TreeSize, use DIRUSE - that is MORE EFFECTIVE, if less pretty, in determining what's using your space.

The quick answer:
Check Volume Shadow Copy settings
BACKUP your system NOW.
Run a chkdsk c: /f

Then review my page on C: drive sizes and cleaning them up:
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Did you try emptying the recycle bin?
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Thanks all..

Yep, emptied the recycle bin.

Could you confirm how to verify the Volume Shadow Copy settings?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Read my link - I discuss changing the settings - If you have it enabled on C: you'll need to disable it then change the location of the copies then reenable it.
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Are you using WSUS? If so, where are the updates stored?

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