My Hard Drive shows large amount of space used

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    I'm wondering what has caused this? I did a fresh install, and have only installed critical updates, microsoft office/ amtivirus/ and firewalll. I used CCleaner to wipe the freespace after all the updates had installed (done this several times before with no issues) but this time after it had completed it shows my hard drive occupies 68.6GB, before the wipe it was only 23GB. I ran CHKDSK and let it run its course, and the same result after also. I ran defraggler before I ran CHKDSK, and defraggler showed that my drive had large occupancy at the end of the drive,and was 71% fragmented, and the largest fragmented file was 68GB, after CHKDSK defraggler says 0% fragmented, doesnt show the large occupancy, 0% fragmentation, but still says 68.7% usage. I' dont know how to fix this?
     
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    Maybe this will shed some light?
     
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    DVD+R,

    Can you try this? In Folder Options, View tab, remove the tick from Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). OK.

    In your C: drive, how large is the System Volume Information folder? Any folders that are around 60 GB?
     
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    Brian, Thanks, I found where the problem was by doing that :) Apparently it was Avira that was the problem, in the AntiVir desktop folder there was a folder called AVSCAN/TEMP and this is where 48GB was being used, it appears Avira had pefromed a scan while the wipe was in process and saved that Data. I deleted uninstalled Avira and my drive space is back to 21.7GB, less than before actually, so I'm wondering why Avira would do this?
     
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    Nice work.

    I recall an issue with Vista (I think) where System Restore went berserk and created lots of restore points in System Volume Information.
     
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