"Missing" hard-drive space
Posted on 2011-10-31
I have a user strugging with low drive space. This is a Windows XP SP3 domain member system. Folder redirection to a network drive is enabled through group-policy for My Documents and Desktop.
Issue started when the user decided to store a bunch of personal stuff (pictures, music) exhausting drive space. We have deleted the personal items from network drive, deleted local offline copies, and even deleted the users profile from the system.
Issues is that there seems to be some "missing" drive space. From My Computer, the C drive reports total size 37.2GB, free space 3.61GB. However, if I open up the C drive, select everything (hidden and system files/folders showing), then go to properties size of all files is reported as 19.1GB. Looking in Offline Files, I currently show 2.71GB in the cache. So doing the math, I should have approx 37GB - 19GB (files I can "see") - 3GB (files in cache) = 15GB.
Does anybody know where else I can look to find my missing 11GB?