Unknown "Files" Consuming Hard Drive Space
This is going to be an obscure problem, so thanks VERY much in advance.
My roommate decided that, to clean up his computer, he'd reformat, then move everything back in. Seemed fine, he'd done it before without problems, 'nuff said there. He's had his 120GB hard drive partitioned off, with the C drive being somewhere around 5 GB, the others of significantly larger size.
The problem lies here-in. After reformatting and moving things back in, the C drive, which he does keep uncluttered, somehow is occupied by 2.2 GB of "Files". A third-party program merely revealed this occupied space as "Files", and they don't count as hidden files, as allowing hidden files to be seen did nothing.
Now, he does have a fairly large amount of information spread out over the other partitions, and the second partitioned hard drive, a 160 GB one. Can this mass-consumption be attributed to the registry at all, to having a pagefile size allowing up to 2000 MB, or from some sort of glitch that requires manual repair? Or am I completely missing the mark, and it's something altogether different?
Thanks, and if you need more info, I'll see if I can't acquire it.