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Old 04-05-2006, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I was looking at my hardrive at one point and it was 19.9 Gb filled up. I come back in an hour or so from watching TV and open the window again and it shows I only have 19.5 Gb space filled. I mean, I guess this is a good thing but I wanted to know how this happened. I did not delete anything, do not have any spam or virus, did not compress anything, or download anything to cause something to delete, nor do I have anyone in my family that could delete something while I am away. This is really wierd and wanted to clear it up, thanks.

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Old 04-05-2006, 10:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any idea at all, or even seen this before? Anything would be great.

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Old 04-05-2006, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sometimes it could be the hard drive saving information, such as system restore, or its clearing temp internet files...anything could happen.

In today's computer world, 400MB is nothing...
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Most likely system restore files located at C:\System Volume Information or temp/temp IE files located at C:\documents and settings\user\local settings\

These folders are not visible by default.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks. I know it wasn't alot of space that disppeared, however I just wanted to know where it went to.
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