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Solved: sudden loss of disk space

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by rka0, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. rka0

    rka0 Banned Thread Starter

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    Hello Folks. It may not seem much of a loss but I have suddenly lost .3gb from my disk I am wondering how and where it could have gone any ideas would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    That is really a very small loss. A restore point, new temp files, new temp internet files, new shadow copies, saved data from an application, a new "project" of any kind, etc. That small an amount is certainly to be expected to be gone in normal use.
     
  3. rka0

    rka0 Banned Thread Starter

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    Hello Elvandil. Thank you for responding I have just run a defrag and registry defrag program and have retrieved 1% it just seemed to me that .3gb was a lot and the old bottle dropped through my trousers. I will mark this thread as solved
     
  4. Elvandil

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    It doesn't seem like much to me, and I would expect that much change in as little as a minute's time in normal use. The disk is almost always active with some process, and if you watch what is happeneing with an app like DiskMon, you'll see that even when you measure used space, the reading you get is already obsolete and only an approximation by the time it pops up on your screen.
     
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