Where has my HDD Space Gone?

  belcanto 15:56 21 Jun 2010

Hi there, I have a 500gb hard drive that has been partitioned (not by me) into C Drive 92gb and D drive 300+gb.

Over this last few weeks I have been losing hd space however and I dont know why. I have tried running win disk optimiser, defrag, etc to no avail.

Can anyone help reccomend any free software that will track down that missing space


  john bunyan 17:42 21 Jun 2010

This might help:

click here

Have you checked how much space your restore points are allowed to use? They can be quite hungry and do not show up easily.

  belcanto 18:01 21 Jun 2010

Hi JB, thanks for the quick reply, will try the link later on tonight, according to my laptop though I dont have any restore points. Will use Norton Ghost to back up onto my external just to be safe.

  cheap to fix 22:19 21 Jun 2010

i think you just used the C partition for all your data. please note that D is seperate and files will not go automatically there

you need to move them yourself to D by going
to Start / my computer / D drive
then create a folder and cut then paste documents.

to find out what is taking the space its simple

1) go to my computer
2) in the search space type .
3) once search is complete, right click and select arrange by size. you will then see what is taking the space from top to bottom

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