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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎11-02-2009
Location: Dickinson, ND 58601
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Hard drive memory

Properties show free space 20% on 180 GB drive.   When I check the program files and my documents and C drive, the total is only half of what is shown as being used.   What is going on that the pie chart shows most of the drive being used and not free?  

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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Re: Hard drive memory

check your rescue and recovery backup files, it is probably used by the backups of your systems. start -> program -> thinkvantage -> rescue and recovery. Delete those that you don't need.


Jin Li

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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎11-02-2009
Location: Dickinson, ND 58601
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Re: Hard drive memory

The restore files only have about 750 MB in it.   Still searching for 80 GB 

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Registered: ‎07-31-2008
Location: Pakistan
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Re: Hard drive memory

Hi lag,

Maybe it's the hibernation and restore point files that Vista has been storing. Following post suggests how to delete it:-

Hope it helps.


Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
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