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What causes this and how can I regain the space.  Running Vista Ultimate

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Harddrive space is shown as being almost completely used.  When I run PC Doctor, the following message is received  "Specified files left unscanned due to access restrictions".  This space allocated is 16GB yet none of it is utilized.
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Could be the vista system restore is eating up some of your hard drive space
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2262&page=7
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Use Vista's disk space recovery tool (Properties on C: for example) after the initial screen youd have to chose "Free space from all users" then select "System Restore and snapshots" . There you can delete all snapshots till the last one.
On the other hand, you may select exclude files from your scanner options
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In my case I had 350GB that it left un-scanned and only 1GB left! Windows Explorer confirmed that I had only 1GB left.

I couldn't get any of the solutions above to work, but re-booting fixed it and the 350GB reappeared.

(Vista Ultimate)
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