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 PostPost subject: Not enough space        Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:31 pm 
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Hello,

I seem to have a massive space problem on the Vista laptop.

I've got a 110Gb Partition, and there's only 22GB space left on it.
Laptop's running Vista SP2, and I've got a few programs installed, but even the program files folder doesn't reach to 7 GB. The Windows folder is the biggest at 16GB. The Users folder is only 2GB, and I've a 1GB folder where I keep some stuff, but it shouldn't add up to 88.9GB of used space. Counting all of the folders on the drive adds up to 28GB on disk exactly...

So where exactly is the bloat? Is there a tool that I can use to identify the big files?

I can't seem to use sysinternal's du...

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 PostPost subject: Re: Not enough space        Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:33 pm 
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System restore images perhaps, run the cleanup wizard, in the advanced tab there are options to wipe all but the most recent rstore.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Not enough space        Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:50 pm 
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J.Byrne wrote:
System restore images perhaps, run the cleanup wizard, in the advanced tab there are options to wipe all but the most recent rstore.


That seemed to do it, thanks :) I've to disable it, since I've got Windows Home Server backing everything up :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Not enough space        Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:49 pm 
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With Treesize you can see which files use how much space, maybe thats what you search.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Not enough space        Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:09 pm 
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TuneUp Disk Space Explorer is a really useful tool for that job, I recommend it. It comes with TuneUp Utilities, you can find it easily on torrents.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Not enough space        Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:57 am 
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I agree with a poster above. It's the System Restore bloat.

Go to Control Panel > System > System > System Restore > Click the drive you want and click Settings and change the amount. ;)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Not enough space        Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:49 am 
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System Restore shouldn't take up that much space, there is a setting where you can specify how much of the drive it uses. I would leave it turned on; In the event something happens it's easier to solve problems than it would to restore the entire drive.

I also like TreeSize, here is the English version of the site: http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml


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