help....disk space problem

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  1. tihom

    tihom Registered Member

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    Hi,

    My C: (5 GB total space) shows only 437 mb free space while the contents add up to 3GB only. So there is 1.5 GB missing. When i boot in safe mode it shows 950 mb free space but the contents still add up to 3GB only.

    The C: drive is the boot drive with windows and program files it.

    Can anyone help me on this please..

    mohit
     
  2. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    Ti,

    I am probably no help but am intrigued by the missing Gig and a half.

    You did not say if the OS was XP or whatever, so I don't know if you have
    gone into MY Computer -View - Folder Ops. - 'Show all Files' to be checked.

    When you open My Computer and right click on C:\ and click on Properties
    how does the cake show the slices, as in total - free.

    Regards.
     
  3. tihom

    tihom Registered Member

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    hi,

    My OS is XP....i have checked the hidden folders/files......the c: drive properties show same used space with a single slice on free space of 500 MB...any clues?

    Thanks
    mohit
     
  4. bigbuck

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    Have you cleaned out surplus system restore points using disc cleanup? They can chew up lots of space. I think they are stored in 'system volume information'? Which is hidden. You would have to unhide 'protected operating system files' in folder options....
    HTH.
     
  5. Global Force

    Global Force Guest

    Welcome to the Forum tihom!

    I'm sure there's probably a lot tied up in *junk* files (temp stuff ... removed over 400mb's after I realized).
    May I recommend choosing a program from either Best Cleaner Program? or Junk File Erasers.

    If you would prefer to avoid a new soft at the moment, look here.


    GF
     
  6. tihom

    tihom Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your help...i did unhide 'protected operating system files' in folder options and then i saw two big files named PAGEFILE.SYS (800 mb) and hiberfil.sys (500 mb)......so should i delete these or are they important....and whether thier size is too large than normal?...my OS is XP

    Regards
    mohit
     
  7. tihom

    tihom Registered Member

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    HI again,

    The problem is solved .....i have switched off the hibernation option (hiberfil is used for that) and i have limited the size of the pagefile(used as a virtual ram)......Windows does has some weird features...thanks a lot for your help

    Regards
    mohit
     
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  9. bigbuck

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    Glad it's sorted! :)
     
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