Solved: SBS c: has more data than it should have

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the c: on my SBS2003 box says there is 1.2 GB left on a 25GB partition.But when i add up all the folders in the c: root there only appears to be 11GB used.the recycle bin is empty...is my server a zombie pc loaded with apps running software for other people?

what to do?
 
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There are many supper hidden files, which SBS/ any version of windows hides them to be deleted accidentally.
The top most file that will take up your Hard Drive space is "Page File" a file that is used as a swap memory for RAM to store data.
If you RAM is 10 GB the page file will be 1.5 x 10 = 15GB & so on. this will utilize the space & you cannot see the file unless you view hidden files & folders & untick " Hide Protected System files & folders from the Folder Options.
 

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so i ran a scan with the software...and it produced me a graph which i have posted here...remember...when i properties the c drive it says i am using 20 of 22 GB...yet when i open c and tally up all folders (with hidden shown) i get 6.8 used...and the software scan (which i have placed here) says round 8 too!!!
 

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oh this is so embarrassing,duh its so obvious when you look at it now. I have a shared folder on my c for user data...and of course its only shared to the appropriate user. so windows reported it as 0.
after using space sniffer...i saw user accounts ....12GB!!! problem solved...thats a nice little program...thank you master yoda...may the force be with you..always!
 
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