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Old 01-27-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default 125GB on HDD but 166GB being used?

I'm confused. Look at the picture and you will understand. I selected everything, and it only came out to 125gb, yet my harddrive has 160gb used. Why is that?

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Old 01-27-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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same thing happens to me but im about 20 gb off.

too free some space http://lifehacker.com/software/windo...age-254365.php
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:08 PM   #3
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Hidden files probably.
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My own hidden files? Cause I dont have any...
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maby vistas hidden files
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Default Re: 125GB on HDD but 166GB being used?

odds are it's just restore points. Using the disk cleanup wizard, on the second tab there is an option delete all but the most recent restore point. Using that should clear up a lot of space.
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Hidden files like OS files. Very possibly restore points.
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I wouldn't doubt restore points. I free up a good 10+ gig's weekly when I run the disk-cleanup.
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I click delete to delete all the restore points... And they are still there...
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have you re-freshed the screen?
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