Vista Ultimate -- Phantom space usage on drive C
Posted on 2009-04-08
Recently, a Dell tech support person helped me install VISTA Ultimate 64 bit. I have not installed any other programs on it except VIPRE antivirus and CMS BounceBack backup software. When I view the drive structure through My Computer, I see that 48 GB of the drive space is being used up. However, when I add up the size of all the files and folders on Drive C, including the windows folder and hidden files, they add up to only about 17 GB. The size of bootable back up ceated by CMS Bounceback is also about 17 GB.
I contacted the DELL tech representative. He said that the difference between 48 GB and 17 GB are the Windows files on C. I said that I do not find this much descrency on my XP computers. He said that Vista behaves differently.
Does anybody know what may be the matter with the space usage on my computer?