Where's my ~20gb? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-18-2006, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 586
Send a message via AIM to infiltrator7
Default Where's my ~20gb?

Sorry if i didn't post this in the right forum, i'm not sure where else to put it. My problem is that i have 2 partitions (C: Windows and a few programs, and D: Music, programs, etc.). The C: partition is roughly 25 gb, and the D partition is around 220gb or so, and i moved my main "My Documents" folder to the D: Drive. My problem is that on my C drive, Windows says that I only have 2.2gb free, but in reality I should have more like 22.2gb free. Under properties, all of my programs and Windows added together are only taking up a few gigs, so where did all of my space go?
__________________

__________________
If you're interested in joining a MOHAA clan, send me a PM.

JOIN THE 24 ZONE FORUMS
infiltrator7 is offline  
Old 06-19-2006, 02:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,172
Send a message via AIM to Win2kpatcher
Default

System restore files most likely.
__________________

Win2kpatcher is offline  
Old 06-19-2006, 08:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 586
Send a message via AIM to infiltrator7
Default

is there a way i can delete some of them that i don't need?
__________________
If you're interested in joining a MOHAA clan, send me a PM.

JOIN THE 24 ZONE FORUMS
infiltrator7 is offline  
Old 06-19-2006, 09:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default

Try this:

http://www.werkema.com/software/spacemonger.html
Osiris is offline  
Old 06-19-2006, 01:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 586
Send a message via AIM to infiltrator7
Default

Thanks for that link, i think i know what the problem is now. Does Bittorrent store completed file downloads somewhere else besides the selected directory? I think that my completed downloads are hidden somewhere on the C drive, because in that program they are showing up on the C drive when in reality they are on the D drive.
__________________
If you're interested in joining a MOHAA clan, send me a PM.

JOIN THE 24 ZONE FORUMS
infiltrator7 is offline  
Old 06-19-2006, 02:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
Law
Wizard Techie
 
Law's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: the data closet
Posts: 4,200
Default

Probably alot of large files being store in a temp folder or other temporary folder, I use to have Norton AV 2004 on this person computer, when he had alot of spyware/virus issue, norton would delete and backup the data. The spywares would come back and norton would repeat it over again until 200gig of storage was full in just 1 month.

I usually do a search for files that are over 50megabtyes and delete them if it's not needed. But it was not even worth trying to get rid of it, so I just reformat that OS partition and backup everything on another partition.
Law is offline  
Old 06-19-2006, 03:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 586
Send a message via AIM to infiltrator7
Default

Well i figured out that it is the bittorrent temporary folder thats taking up all this space. over 20gb actually. Does anyone know how I can access this folder to clean it out, becuase it's not showing up in windows explorer....

***edit***-i figured out how to view the hidden folders in explorer and it was there. i deleted a whole bunch of files and freed up about 10gb. thanks to everyone for their help!
__________________
If you're interested in joining a MOHAA clan, send me a PM.

JOIN THE 24 ZONE FORUMS
infiltrator7 is offline  
Old 06-19-2006, 04:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

Turn System Restore off.

Go to Control Panel -> System -> System Restore -> Turn off System Restore, or turn it at 1% instead of 12%.
__________________

talldude123 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.