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100Gb Drive, but only 11% available space

I bought a Lenovo X-60 Tablet with 100Gb Hard Drive with 3Gb RAM, and noticed quite soon after i bought this machine that the hard drive was already quite full. 

 

Is it normal to have only 11% avail. space left on a system loaded with:

  1. the default factory software (which would includeThinkVantage & Vista
  2. MS Office 2007
  3. JASC Paint Shop Pro
  4. one "backup & restore point"
  5. plus 7Gb of personal Docs and photo files?

** I have ZERO music or videos on my HD, and have examined all the folders & file sizes on my machine & the file sizes do not come anywhere near amounting to the amount of disk space shown to be occupied.

 

My dinasaur computer (running Windows XP) has much more junk loaded on it, and yet i still have about 40% space available on it!

 

Is VISTA *that* huge??  

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Re: 100Gb Drive, but only 11% available space

It's possible that Rescue and Recovery has been nibbling away at your free space. R&R has a standard factory setting so that it will back-up your system every wednesday around mid-day.
Go into start-programs-think vantage-rescue and recovery, click on show all back-ups and you will see when and how many back-ups have been made. If you wish to you can delete the back-ups from R&R. You can also cancel or change the scheduled back-ups if you wish to.
And no Vista is not that big :smileywink:

Andy  

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Re: 100Gb Drive, but only 11% available space

Thank Andy,

 

I checked, but it appears i removed the settings for automatic future backups.  I also found the backup file, and it didn't look that big at all.

 

What about "Shadow Copies?"

Where can i find where Shadow Copies are located? 

Perhaps there's a whole duplicate copy of my drive there that is hogging up all my HD space?

 

Has anyone else had this issue of having so little HD space left on a 100Gb drive for unexplainable reasons?

 

Thanks again!

Aloha!

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Re: 100Gb Drive, but only 11% available space

OK, R&R is responsible for a part, another possibility as you state are shadow copies. See Ryengineer's post in TPF in this thread; he explains it clearly.

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Re: 100Gb Drive, but only 11% available space

Thanks so much!  Will try this now!

 

Aloha,

Jaana

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Re: 100Gb Drive, but only 11% available space

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Disabling Volume Shadow Copy

Navigate to Control Panel > System and Maintenance > System and in the left pane, click "System Protection". Here you will se a list of hard drives with checkboxes by each, the checkbox indicates that System Restore is enabled for that volume. To turn it off, just uncheck the volume where you want it disabled and confirm you want to turn off System Protection. Turning it back on is just as easy as checking the box again.

 

 

only do this if you have rescue and recovery backing up your hdd or you have created rescue and recover cd's,you may disable system restore for this purpose but it is strongly not recommened

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Re: 100Gb Drive, but only 11% available space

WOW!!!   This increased my disk space 2x!! 

Fantastic!  :smileyhappy:

 

And thank you for the tip re: Shadow Copy vs. Rescue Recovery (which i presume i should do ASAP!)

 

Aloha!