Lost Space of Hard Drives (Ghost Data?)

  Itchy Fingers 20:15 03 Jan 2005
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I'm running Win XP Home with 3200+ AMD, 1024 Mb RAM, 2X120 GB SATA Raid hard drives plus a 200GB IDE back-up drive. I run Ghost to keep the IDE drive current with the data on the SATA drives (Belt braces etc).

I have been playing with transfering Video files from my camcorder and have created a number of large video files on the SATA drives (say 40Gbs worth).

Because I keep two or three Ghost back-up files on the IDE drive (80GBs Worth), Ghost said there was not enough space to do the regular back-up task. I transfered one of the historical back-ups to the SATA drive to free up the space, but this made things worse.

The IDE drive says it is full yet I can only see two 30GB files and the SATA drive is also nearly full, yet I would say there is 80Gbs of files on it tops.

I have run NAV, I have defragged the drive (ones to full to defrag), I have tried various clean-up utilities and Ashampoo yet nothing frees up the space, nor makes the clutter visible.

Anybody got any ideas?

  Itchy Fingers 21:11 03 Jan 2005

Thanks for the response. I have already emptied the recycle bin and Temp folder (I even searched the drive for all files but found nothing untoward). I have since loaded and tried Window Washer and the cold boot (unplugged the PC for ten minutes) but I could not detect any improvement. It is Ghost 9.0, but this does not explain why the C drive is now full (272 Mb free). The IDE has 2.68 GB free.

  Itchy Fingers 22:14 05 Jan 2005

Hi Folks, Thanks for all your help. megat193 gave me the right steer. Norton System Works hides a large volunme of protected files. It does not remove these when it is emptied. I had to right click on the bin, sellect purge protected files and then defragged for good measure. I understand that NWS would purge these protected files after 7 days, but as you know when things start to grind to a hault (and the system restore turns off due to lack of space) you begin to panic and want the problem resved now.

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