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Why did free space in my HDD vanish ?

By newmarketcomics ·
Why did free space in my HDD vanish ?
I moved some folders from C drive to D drive. The original free space in C was 250mb before moving. Then I moved back from D to C, but the free space has turned into 90mb. Both drives are NTFS under XP SP2.
What happened and how can I claim the lost free space ?
Thanks.

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Try using Ccleaner...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Why did free space in my ...

Ccleaner:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/download/73616df80eeafb43d186e32eeaa6ea41/

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Was this over some length of time?

by seanferd In reply to Why did free space in my ...

Between moving the files then moving them back? If a regular cleaning (CCleaner, recommended by Peconet, is good for this) doesn't help, and you haven't installed more apps or stored more files, have a look at System Restore. It can certainly fill up a disk if many restore points are kept.

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by newmarketcomics In reply to Was this over some length ...

I tried Ccleaner, Disk Clean up and Defrag, all only returned small amount of free space. The time between moving and moving files back is only less than 1 hour. It's really weird...

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by newmarketcomics In reply to Was this over some length ...

Well, finally I turned off System Restore and it returned me significant amount of space. Thanks a lot dude !

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If you like having system restore,

by seanferd In reply to Why did free space in my ...

turn it back on, but adjust the settings or delete old restore points occasionally. For an easy method to do this, CCleaner can help. Select Tools button, then System Restore.

Never really used the thing myself. Whenever I do have a problem, it isn't the sort of thing system restore will help.

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