Just checked the "used" and "free" space on my C drive and was very surprised to find that I have already used 72 gb. I explored the C drive and found flwg - Videos/Pics/Docs/Music total 21.55 gb Prog files 3.33 gb Site Advisor(????) 22.3 gb Windows 9.0 gb Total approx 57 gb Can someone please tell me what Site Advisor is and where is the other 15gb. Using Vista Home OS. Thanks in advance.
Yes, I have McAfee security suite from AOL. I have it on 2 other PCs also without a problem. Just to add to my original post, after surfing only, for an hour this morning, I noticed that the used space had jumped another 14 gb to 86 gb. The machine is brand new (bought last Thursday). I tried a System Restore back to day of purchase but the "used" sector remained at 86 gb.
Finally resolved the problem. The "lost" space is to do with the way in which Vista handles System Restore. It seems that Vista handles System Restore points in a different manner to the way in which XP does it. Vista, as I read it, creates a whole new bunch of files/folders each time it makes a new Restore point which it stores on the C drive. When I was reinstalling all my software drives Vista was creating numerous SR points. When I removed all but the last restore point under More Options in Disc Cleanup, all my "lost" space came back - 50+gb.
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