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Hi

I am using windows vista home with 120 GB hard disk drive and my actual data size is 23 GB, but suddenly my hard disk shows 106 GB used and remain free.

How can I solve this problem.

Thanks in advance

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by:Basheerpt
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Check your TEMP folder for stacked temporary files.
TreeSize software will show you which files/directories taking your space. Dowload it from the following link, its free! :)
http://www.jamsoft.net/freeware/index.shtml

Pls update
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by:MorDrakka
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Hi,

Also: If your disk are fragmented alot, used disk space can increase. Defrag your harddrive.

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M
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Hi M

I checked with tree view it shows 23 GB data and no data into temp folder also i did defregmentaion.

but still showing 106 GB used and rest is free.

Regards
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by:Basheerpt
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Consider a 'disk cleanup' ?
Startmenu>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup.exe
It may help you to sort out the issue

Thx
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by:mivbinfotech
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I did already.. but no chance.

Thanks
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by:Basheerpt
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Set your folder setting to show hidden files and run the Tree size again, it will show you each of the file size in your hard drive. Do you remember have you installed any type of database which of the log files may eat up the HD space.
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by:Dr-4N
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do a standard scandisk sometimes the used space is incorrectly calculated
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by:bigdogpete
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Do you edit alot of files if so then you might have shadow copies turned on.

You can use a freeware utility like spacemonger or windirstat to show you a visual layout of your harddrive and what is taking up the most space.
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It could be that your virtual memory has claimed space but has not released it properly or it could be several error dump files accumulating, hybernation Dump files.

- Go to Control Panel
- Go to SYSTEM AND MAINTANANCE
- Go to PERFORMANCE INFORMATION AND TOOLS
- Go to OPEN DISK CLEANUP from the menu on the left.
- This shows you many areas that can be cleaned. - Look at the sizes of all the choices (for instance my Hibernation files was 2gb just now) and check off what you want to delete.
- Reboot and check the drive space available size when you return to the OS

To reset the virtual memory
- Go to Control Panel
- Go to SYSTEM AND MAINTANANCE
- Under SYSTEM choose VIEW AMOUNT OF RAM AND PROCESSOR SPEED
- Choose ADVANCED on the left side menu
- under the ADVANCED tab of the new window go to PERFORMANCE and choose SETTINGS
- Click on the ADVANCED tab and go to Virtual Memory.
- Click on CHANGE and uncheck ATUMATICALLY
- Highlight the C drive and CHOOSE CUSTOM SIZE
- type in 2000 in Max and min size.- HIT SET
- hit OK - and close all windows.
- REBOOT and check hard drive sixe when you get back in the OS
- Go back through all of this and set everything back to automatically adjust size.
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by:mivbinfotech
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Nothing helped, i want to close the question ...

THANKS
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then don't close the question, but give feedback !
how can we help you if you don't talk to us ??
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