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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by andmje, Jan 16, 2012. The pic below shows that the disk has about 130 GB on it, but windows is recognizing over 700gb...so interesting Attached Thumbnails My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo y570 It had 800GB of files on it. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply YosemiteSam81, Jan 16, 2012 YosemiteSam81 macrumors member Joined: Jan 7, 2012 Location: Great Lakes #5 jmgregory1 said: ↑ weblink

OH, one more thing, to hide all of the files you've just unhidden, use the same terminal commands I posted earlier but instead of typing TRUE use the opposite, FALSE. DavidE View Public Profile Find More Posts by DavidE 06 Jun 2012 #5 lazyislander Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 21 posts Pic of Disk Management as advised. I have looked at the files with hidden files viewable and I see about 115-130 GB of files on my C drive. First we'll look for hidden files. Continued

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Any other suggestions for this? The first thing that comes to mind is: have you ever emptied your Recycle bin? So for example if you have a hard drive and it has one partition called Macintosh, you can get to in the terminal by typing cd /Volumes/Macintosh The fact that you What the heck could be causing my hard drive to act as if it has 420 GB more stuff on it than it actually does?

Useful Searches Recent Posts Options Please select a forum to jump to News and Article Discussion MacRumors.com News Discussion Mac Blog Discussion hambubba View Public Profile Visit hambubba's homepage! The time now is 12:32 AM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of C Drive Showing Full But Nothing Computer Get the answer mike99Apr 4, 2009, 4:03 AM Run a full disk check.

Make sure that option is turned off so that Windows Explorer will make all those files visible. If I check the different folders of the Harddrive, they sum up to 70 GB including the system folder. There's a bunch of files that are hidden by default in Windows and depending on how that hard drive was filled originally, with whatever it was filled with, it is very http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/harddrive-mysteriously-filling-up-and-cmd-refuses-to-work System restore was set to use up to 50% of the drive!!!!

That was the culprit in one instance. C Drive Showing Full In Windows 8 Best of luck. So have not been able to figure out where the extra fat is coming from. What folders do you see when you first look at the drive?

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Turning System Restore off then on, empties the folder. weblink Or, if you want to actually see that folder's true size you should have Administrator "Take Ownership" of that folder (google Take Ownership) /* edit */ I've sometimes seen Windows exceed Hard Drive Shows Full But Is Not Windows 7 Now to figure out how to get rid of these... Hard Disk Full But No Files Windows 10 Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top ispalten Posts: 6259 This post has been reported.

Bottom line, you do NOT have enough DISK SPACE to hold everything on your C: drive. have a peek at these guys Yes, my disk had filled up with videos of my own game play.Just thought I'd mention it crocApr 5, 2009, 3:04 PM Clicking? Send us an email b. That is allowing Windows to "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives"So I'm thinking this all looks pretty normal unless you have a suggestion about those settings?EDIT: I also turned Hard Disk Full But No Files Windows 7

Join the community here. snopes Automobiles 9 10 March 2007 10:01 AM All times are GMT. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box. 2. check over here share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply ericDylan, Jan 16, 2012 ericDylan macrumors regular Joined: Jan 6, 2012 #3 andmje said: ↑ Hello all, I

If I check the different folders of the Harddrive, they sum up to 70 GB including the system folder. Hard Drive Showing Full When It's Not mike99Apr 5, 2009, 5:32 AM Was it a FULL, all boxes ticked, disk check? hard-drive disk-space share|improve this question asked Jun 7 '16 at 21:01 Nathaniel SW 114 Related apple.stackexchange.com/q/42838 –kal-al Jun 7 '16 at 22:09 Try DaisyDisk: itunes.apple.com/us/app/daisydisk/id411643860?mt=12 –owlswipe Jun

MY GUESS, is that you likely have a giant sleep image file sitting in your ~/Library/Var folder.

However one of them does store program info that could prevent proper function if you delete the files within it.Open my computer go to tool, folder options, view, then check "show Does anyone know what this really is? That is were individual programs store various data sets for your individual preferences, what you did last time you used the program, recent file lists, etc. Hard Drive Full But Can't Find Files psj3809 Resolved HJT Threads 48 04-14-2011 02:45 PM Antivira Av - fake AV software, completely hijacked everything One of my family members has somehow ended up with this on their computer.

Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Restart your computerTo be honest, I have noticed some abnormal clicking of my hard disk and have noticed some corrupt windows files. Every time I try to manually tell it to get updates, it gives me an error message that says my date and time are wrong. (They aren't.) I remember reading a http://wphomeguide.com/hard-drive/primary-hard-drive-cannot-read-2nd-hard-drive.php I was shocked considering I have >700 GB hard drive.

It turns out that there was two different things going on that would produce these massive dump files, and then do it again, until there was no room on the computer. Why is there no `nand` instruction in modern CPUs? Do black people and white people use drugs at the same rate in the USA, but black people get arrested more often? It's probably got some bad sectors on the disc.

Still lost My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo y570 OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Graphics Card Nvidia 555m lazyislander View Public Profile Find More Posts by lazyislander 06 In fact, when I click on "Enter time machine" it says that "no back up disk can be found", so that should not be the problem. There are some it finds, but can't remove unless you reboot. Think Crashplan may be a reason.

In fact, when I click on "Enter time machine" it says that "no back up disk can be found", so that should not be the problem. With your User file on the same disk drive, you can see the sections called AppData. This sometimes resolves issues. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links TechSupportForum.com Advertisement 04-21-2011, 12:18 AM #2 JCosta04 Registered Member Join Date: Apr 2011 Posts: 4 OS: Windows 7 Well, this is embarrassing.

Does anyone know what the discrepancy can be?Click to expand... Thanks for the advice everyone!Now what's the best way to keep this monster in control? If you fine any, find what's on them before doing anything. Irv S.

According to , this is most likely due to excessive system restore points, as MrLinux had mentioned initially. So: How full can I make my 750gig hard drive,... This site is not affiliated with or endorsed by Apple Inc. I checked all his files and directories and the evidence suggests that there is only about 30 - 40GB on the drive so what is filling it up?

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