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what is using my disk space ?

By gaurav.noida ·
We have a Windows server 2008 Web server.Its running markview application(fax related). It has a C drive of 40 GB out of which 39 GB is getting used .When I select all the files and folders in the C drive(including hidden and system files) I can account only for 15 GB .

What is consuming remaining 24 GB of space.? Please help.

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What Backup Software are you using

by OH Smeg In reply to what is using my disk spa ...

And where are you saving to?

That would be my starting point with any server problem like this.

Then what is the size of the Swap File/Page File and any other Temporary Files that the system creates?

Col

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Try WinDirStat

by breversa In reply to what is using my disk spa ...

Hi there,

If I were in your situation, I would use WinDirStat (http://windirstat.info/) to see where all my space is going. It gives you an immediate, visual representation of your largest files.

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by ambraun In reply to Try WinDirStat

I would try Directory Report
http://www.file-utilities.com
It is faster than WinDirStat
and I would check the size of datafiles for backup programs

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by ambraun In reply to Try WinDirStat

I would try Directory Report
http://www.file-utilities.com
It is faster than WinDirStat
and I would check the size of datafiles for backups

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by breversa In reply to Try WinDirStat

WinDirStat has the dual advantage of being free of charge and open-source software. Sorry for not giving this information straight away.

I actually discovered it when looking for a Windows equivalent to KDirStat for KDE, which is exactly what led the author to create it ! :-)

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resolved

by gaurav.noida In reply to what is using my disk spa ...

thanks for all the reponse.

1.I had already taken all system files into account.
2.I do not have option of using third party tools.

But finally the problem got resolved after i ran check disk on the C drive. As I had suspected it was a log file of about 24 GB that was not getting reflected anywhere.

However the search, for the application that is generating it ,is still on.

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