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But their coders aren't very good with managing resources efficiently, I bet the linux guys could do it better. Ask a new question Read More Hard Drives Windows Vista Related Resources solved Something is eating up my RAM solved What's eating up my SSD storage space? Login to post comments the more I read about Vista Submitted by Video Conversion (not verified) on Tue, 2008-10-07 12:19. thanks for the great explanation on "where'd my disk space go".

I think you need to use something like a SystemRescue Live Linux CD to resise, or partition the disks for a fresh install, http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=systemrescue and avoid the Vista install gobbling up Where do we get a refund... The reason why you should the /r and not the /f is that the /r also VERIFYS Data AND Free Space. Get the answer MGT MadnessNov 26, 2013, 11:45 AM drtweak said: For some reason it says Programs is 245 when it should be 343 Try running a FULL check disk on https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/system-filling-up-hard-drive-taking-up-100-gb-of/dbf334a9-6a13-42fd-9556-6609dcf35eb7

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Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. That's sadly not an option with this package. A lot of this comes from installer programs -- when you install new stuff it decompresses data into the temp space. After running the cleaning tool, it dropped to 8.48 GB - nearly 2.5 GB!

Shadow Copy is like having all of your data files in CVS or SVN, and the system automatically checks them in/out every time you make a change. Unclejunebug View Public Profile Search User Find More Posts by Unclejunebug Find Threads by Unclejunebug 08-03-2011, 01:15 PM #4 Bad_Motha Banned Join Date: Sep 2008 Reputation: 3208 Posts: 13,361 reply 22 GB Winsxs file. Ccleaner so you can get the benefit of those services.

Thanks in advance guys!-Danielle Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Hard drive says it's full when it's not... Space Sniffer solved Something's taking up space I was able to free 16gb space on passport external harddrive but when I did the back up it has 1.05mb space solved something taking up Just wait for the commercial development of foldable optics, when you can fold your IPad up and put in your pocket. Here you go mate.http://prntscr.com/2a0esnhttp://prntscr.com/2a0ewxThanks for helping out again <3 drtweakDec 10, 2013, 3:25 AM yea don't think this is an issue of a folder taking up too much space.

wtf ? the only thing on my C: is about 50gb of music so where is the rest of that coming from? Bet you also that MS will try and scramble out an IPad competitor soon. I hate Vista and thankfully this is the computer I have at work.

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For all the details about Shadow Copy, read this article at ZDNet for a really good explanation. check that reply SP2 also includes a Service Submitted by Help (not verified) on Sun, 02/14/2010 - 06:01. Treesize Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion Windirstat I feel like I've tried everything!

Now that Vista SP1 is out, there is a tool which will remove all of the RTM versions of updated components. They are totally ignoring their responsibility to their customers. I posted a little trick to get size of directories or files: http://runakay.blogspot.com/2012/09/fastest-way-to-know-size-of-files-or... Are people really starting to have issues with finding space on their computers as of late? Windows Logs Cbs

a list of !!ESSENTIAL NOT TO REMOVE!! I could not believe my winsxs is 60GB now. As a result of this, a computer thinks that 1GB is bigger than what a person typically refers to as 1GB (a difference of 73,741,824 bytes). Ack!

The iPad Submitted by Stig (not verified) on Sun, 05/08/2011 - 05:22. ARTiCREATE, Mar 11, 2017 at 1:16 PM, in forum: Windows Vista Replies: 16 Views: 271 ARTiCREATE Mar 12, 2017 at 6:31 PM Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Login to post comments Don't forget to read the Submitted by brian on Thu, 2009-01-22 16:33.

I've run the disk cleanup which got rid of all my temporary files, so when I did what the article you linked me to said, I didn't find anything through my

Clicking on this icon will allow you to subscribe to the RSS feed. Is there a way around all the crap? I switched to OS X a year and a half ago and I have to be honest, it's a huge breath of fresh air. Can that be right?

No wonder that expensive proprietary software is then full of bugs and nasty badly behaved code which relies on bugs and bad behaviour in the system libraries, which change as soon We see it all the time while out on site. Where can it all be?!! it was 500,000 100kb files in there (52 gigs) It took overnight to get rid of the file.

I was trying to do the steps you said to run in safe mode but when I click explore there are no tool options. In fact, I think it takes up closer to 200 GB. Ask ! ralphygarfield, Oct 17, 2009 #3 RobLinux Joined: Nov 7, 2007 Messages: 417 RobLinux said: ↑ Well I have a Dell with pre-installed Vista, and it basically came with a whole load

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? It became so fashionable to bash Vista that I hear people all over who've never even used the OS saying how much it sucks. It may be that there is a problem with the file system. The time now is 05:50 PM.

SP2 also includes a Service Pack Clean-up tool (Compcln.exe), which helps restore the hard disk space by permanently deleting the previous versions of the files (RTM and SP1) that are being Will probably take an hour or so do to a check disk on that. Unfortunately you cannot remove it, as these files are needed when you do an Office update. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.

your small systems will be exhausted pretty soon. Login to post comments I actually switched... solved Lost 90ish GB of space after failed resizing of partition More resources See also solved Lost space on USB thumb drive solved Vista Home Premium using over 50 GB HDD But there's another way this can happen.

I can't even begin to believe that we are at a stage where an OS needs to be over 14GB! Please help! Anyone got any pointers.