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Hard 86G drive: System logs 84G used, WinDirStat logs 44G used

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Started receiving notifications regarding small percentage of disk space remaining.  I have an 86G drive - and all preloaded applications / tools log that I'm using 84G. 

 

There is no way that I am using that much space.  I cannot find what is utilizing the space. 

 

I downloaded WinDirStat to assist in locating what was using up my hard drive, and it logs only 44G used (a difference of 40G - which is more in keeping with what I believe I have used).

 

Is there a way to diagnose if this is a hardware problem or other? 

 

Thank you!!!

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Re: Hard 86G drive: System logs 84G used, WinDirStat logs 44G used

A-2-Fay, welcome to the forum,

 

a not unknown situation. Please take a look at this thread to see if it helps you to solve this. It's an old thread, but a goodie :smileywink:

 

Please let us know.

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Re: Hard 86G drive: System logs 84G used, WinDirStat logs 44G used

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What the Community SuperMod said. But...

I hope there's enough space left for R&R to run a delete! (And you don't have much space left) I've seen a few cases where it complained that there wasn't enough available space for a delete operation. Go figure...

If it's that bad, maybe a windows-style disk cleanup, including old restore points and shadow copies will free enough for R&R to do its thing.

Hopefully, I'm just worrying you for nothing :smileyhappy:

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Re: Hard 86G drive: System logs 84G used, WinDirStat logs 44G used

 


zoltanthegypsy wrote:


I hope there's enough space left for R&R to run a delete! (And you don't have much space left) I've seen a few cases where it complained that there wasn't enough available space for a delete operation.


If this should arise, the answer according to a lot of posts in these boards is to delete the last R&R backup on it's own and then the others.

 

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Re: Hard 86G drive: System logs 84G used, WinDirStat logs 44G used

Andy,

 

Thank you!!!

 

As I am new to the forum ... I had found this 'old' thread and it did the job for my problem ... but I didn't know how to get back to my post to either cancel or notify of solution.  I freed up 30+gig in deleting older multiple 'shadows'.  Your reference also shows some other tips that I will certainly look into to prevent further problems.

 

I really appreciate people like you who are out on this forum, helping the rest of us!

 

Again, Thank You.

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Re: Hard 86G drive: System logs 84G used, WinDirStat logs 44G used

Thank you.  The first time I attempted to delete an older shadow - I was denied, due to lack of space.

 

Per other posts, I deleted the most recent file first - and that did the trick!

 

Thank you.

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Re: Hard 86G drive: System logs 84G used, WinDirStat logs 44G used

That's great news :smileyvery-happy: Maybe you could mark the thread as solved, assuming it is, as this will enable others see it as a solution in search results.

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