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C-Disk usage on a T61

I am concerned about the amount of C-disk space that has been used.  The intalled software is Vista, MS Office Home & Bus 2007, Quicken, Familie Tree maker 2008, Adobe Element 6.  This takes up 4.076 GB according to the "Programs & Features" list.  Files take up 26.510 GB. This amounts to about 30 GB usage.  When I look at disk properties I have 9.16 GB free space left. On my 120 GB drive 60 GB are unaccounted for.  I find it hard to believe that Vista takes that much space.  The disk is formated in NTFS.  Can anyone tell me if this is normal? 

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Re: C-Disk usage on a T61

picpop, welcome to the forum,

 

I believe 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 copy the backips to somewhere else and then delete them. You can also cancel or change the scheduled back-ups if you wish to.
Hope this helps

Andy  

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Re: C-Disk usage on a T61

Thanks for your reply Andy!

You are right 44.3 GB are take up by backups. this takes care of about 50% of the unaccounted disk space. Does Vista and the Lenovo additional software take up the remaining 45GB?

I do have a WD My Book USB attached backup drive.  I use it now for periodic backups.  Is there any advantage to doing backups on the C-disk?  

 

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Re: C-Disk usage on a T61

Shadow copies??

Ok R&R is responsible for a part, another possibility is Vista's  shadow copies. See Ryengineer's post in Thinkpads.com in this thread

Andy  

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