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Old 03-26-2010
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Missing space on my computer

I can't account for around 200 gb of space on my computer.
C folder is 450 gb I've been looking through my files and folders and I
can only account for about 200-250 gb and I am almost out of space.

I am trying to defrag my hard drive and I started compressing file
folders which is saving some space but I am not sure if this should
account for the entirety of the problem. I haven't downloaded anything
in a while and still I've just watched 5 gb disappear in about a two
week period of time. I've been deleting files and I have been clearing
out the trash bin but it doesn't seem to be helping


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Old 03-26-2010
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Re: Missing space on my computer

1. Check the real story on the files with 'WinDirStat'
(http://windirstat.info/). I bet there are a lot more than you think.
2. Check your shadowstorage which can be up to 67GB on your C disk. Run
*vssadmin list shadowstorage* in elevated cmd. Look for *Allocated* on
C.


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Old 03-26-2010
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Re: Missing space on my computer

How do you access vsadmin? I'm currently dowloading windirstat


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Old 03-26-2010
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Re: Missing space on my computer

OMG my temporary internet files account for all the missing space... How
could that happen?
Can I just delete them. It poped up with something saying I might damage
my computer if I did?
Actually looking at it again its Windows subfolder Temp and then the
files in that subfolder. Not the internet temp files


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Old 03-26-2010
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Re: Missing space on my computer

I tried running Disk Cleanup and it doesn't touch the files that are
causing the problem. I compressed the C drive to try and clear up some
space that got me about 20+ gb back so some of it was that it was sloppy
and defrag bairly helped. From what it looks like about 6gb of temporary
files are added a Month!
The names are pretty crazy looking
TMP000001BD40B152FD16B2F372
Thank you for the tip on Win Dir Stat! I can now chart all the weird
changes and find their cause quite useful. I knew I wasn't just
imagining it was disappearing!


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Old 03-26-2010
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Re: Missing space on my computer

Sinesthera;1246578 Wrote:
> How do you access vsadmin? I'm currently dowloading windirstat


*vssadmin* is a command in Command Prompt (All Programs > Accessories)
that you have to open as admin (right click on it).
To clean up your temporary internet files, use' CCleaner'
(http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/). It is safe to use.


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Old 03-31-2010
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Re: Missing space on my computer

Well its not my temp internet files. Its my temporary computer files


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