Full C: drive? URGENT

Posted on 2007-10-02
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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    Expert Comment

    Use treesize to find out where all the space has gone
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    Accepted Solution

    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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    Author Comment

    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
    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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    Expert Comment

    Are you using WSUS? If so, where are the updates stored?

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