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Solved: WinDirStat 'Unknown' disk usage on C Drive...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by warstormer, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. warstormer

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    Puzzled by the discrepancy between the size of my C Drive and the total of actual folder sizes I ran WinDirStat which has listed the 'missing' disk space as 'Unknown' and is 4.8GB! Any idea what that could be, and where it is?
     
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  3. warstormer

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    Thanks for the quick reply... WinDirStat seems to have listed all the hidden system files (pagefile.sys etc..). I tried TreeSize and Xinorbis but WinDirStat is the only one that specifically lists the Unknown 4.8GB. TreeSize has used space of 10.64GB + free space of 11.52GB out of 26.9GB total. Surely there must be a way to discover/see exactly what that missing space is being utliised for. Yep, it's an old laptop with only a 60GB on 2 drives so almost 5GB does matter I guess, but really just llike to know where all the pieces are...

    [I'm going to check on restore points allocation now..]

    Ok, removed old system restore points and that freed up 2.4 GB. The rest... don't know but can live with it!

    Forgot to say, thanks Elvandil for pointing me in the right direction..!
     
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