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Deleting shredded files to free up disk space

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  1. nativegurl14

    nativegurl14 Thread Starter

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    I recently used File Shredder to shred a bunch of my files thinking it would free up the disk space like deleting it would have; except it didn't. Is there a way to free up the disk space after shredding the files? What kind of program should I be looking for? I've used WinUtilities to clean up some duplicates and registry files without doing too much damage.

    I'm running windows vista (64-bit) with and original 220 GB hard drive, now down to 47.7 GB because I can't figure out how to free it up.
     
  2. abkTech

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    You can try CCleaner to delete temporary files.

    If you're confused what's using up all the space on the disk, try one of the following disk analyzing utilities:
    1) RidNacs
    2) WinDirStat

    Hope it works for you.
     
  3. aka Brett

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    If your machine is running good then delete all but the most recent restore point{through disk clean up}...this can free up much space.Vista can chew some disk space and even go beyond what is alloted for shadow storage{system restore}..this usually happens after handleing a large file or just a bug that happens on occasion

    If this works for you we can re size what windows is allotting for shadow storage by doing the following
    Open command prompt as admin by right click and choosing run as admin

    Paste in the following below..then hit enter

    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /On=C: /For=C: /MaxSize=15GB


    Post back.
     
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