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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Hinfrance on April 30, 2011, 08:00:20 AM

Title: And a Windows disk problem . .
Post by: Hinfrance on April 30, 2011, 08:00:20 AM
I'm a bit confused. OK that's normal, but this really is making me scratch my head.

On my Vista desktop I have a 100gb partition for progs, OS and app data files, which, let's be honest, should be loads.

Explorer and the OS are telling me that the drive is full.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_clogged.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=9236&fullsize=1)

Treesize is telling me that it isn't even close to full.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_not_clogged.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=9237&fullsize=1)

So who is telling the truth?

The amount of space showing free on C:\ according to explorer changes wildly throughout the day. Last evening before I turned the PC off there were more than 10gb showing as free. This morning that's all gone.

Yours, puzzled of Bergerac . .  :o
Title: Re: And a Windows disk problem . .
Post by: Oldboy on April 30, 2011, 08:28:17 AM
Both could be telling the truth.  :o

My guess is it could be your swapfile size that is causing the confusion. Check how much disk the swapfile can access as maximum and reduce as required.
Title: Re: And a Windows disk problem . .
Post by: Mick on April 30, 2011, 08:49:19 AM
Or have a look here, http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/unused-hard-drive-space-unavailable-307307.html

I know Vista can be a bit generous with handing out System restore, and shadow copy space.
Title: Re: And a Windows disk problem . .
Post by: Hinfrance on April 30, 2011, 08:53:10 AM
Thanks Mick and OB.

I decided to run my Glary Utilities (http://www.glaryutilities.com/) disk analyser (don't know why I didn't do it before, but as I say, I am generally confused . . ) I can't praise this utilities suite enough - just brilliant - anyway, I digress:

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_search_me.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=9239&fullsize=1)

This shows the culprit in all its glory - the search index.

Now all I need to do is to work out how to stop it . . .
Title: Re: And a Windows disk problem . .
Post by: Hinfrance on April 30, 2011, 10:03:37 AM
There's an option to move the location of the search index, so I moved it.

Almost 30gb free now.

Result  :tup:
Title: Re: And a Windows disk problem . .
Post by: Oldboy on April 30, 2011, 08:47:53 PM
There's an option to move the location of the search index, so I moved it.

Almost 30gb free now.

Result  :tup:

 :tup: