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Paper Tape
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HDD says it's holding much more data than I can access

Hey,

 

I'm working on an X61t running XP with a 160GB hard disk.  When I open the Properties dialog for C, it tells me the drive has 109GB used.  I opened up the root C directory and totalled up all the files and folders (including hidden) to 48GB.  I have a feeling it's some kind of Lenovo thing... it's a pretty new computer and I haven't installed anything crazy on it.  Is it possible there's other partitions showing up in the total?

 

Thanks,

Neal

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Re: HDD says it's holding much more data than I can access

Check the Rescue and Recovery backups. They are usually set to one a week and they eat up a lot of room. They are hidden until you open the R&R backup program. Delete them from within the program and change the schedule.
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Paper Tape
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Re: HDD says it's holding much more data than I can access

Good call!  What a worthless tool.  I can't imagine accidentally deleting all my files - and System Restore should cover the rest.

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Re: HDD says it's holding much more data than I can access

I'm sure it is a useful tool to someone but the defaults should be different.
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T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.
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FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo