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Hard drive keeps Shrinking


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muaythai2

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The Pc im haveing this problem with is not connected to the internet , and I havent installed anything new on it . Yet my hard drive continues to fill up by several Gigabytes
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There are 2 problems with Vista and they both are related to the system restore. Heres one answer from another forum.

[QUOTE]1. Click the start menu
2. Click on All Programs, and then Accessories
3. From the accessories menu, right click on Command Prompt and select “run as administrator”
4. Type “vssadmin list shadowstorage” into the command prompt
5. The results should tell you the amount of storage used and the maximum amount alloted

If you’re not happy with those numbers, here’s how to resize them. Keep in mind, you will lose some older system restore points when you do this.

1. Repeat steps 1-3 to get bring up the Command Prompt
2. Type “vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=[your hard disk]: /On=[your hard disk]: /MaxSize=[how much space you want to allocate]”
3. For example: “vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=2GB”
4. You should get a message saying Successfully resized the shadow copy storage association, and you should have more free space on your hard drive.

from

http://keznews.com/2..._System_Restore

I also have found this which might interest you.

http://vistasupport....nning_vista.htm

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muaythai2

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Thanks
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You can also use disc cleanup to reclaim some of the space being used by shadow copy by clicking on more options and the second one down will delete old shadow copies and such I just did mine before using I had 19 gig being used after using the program I have 3 gig being used or alloted just giving another way to address this issue. Good luck
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WoW allmost 30 Gigabytes Removed , And Ive only had Vista running on there for 10 days .
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Wow, Thank you (2 years later)! The free space on my hard drive has been shrinking for the last week (40GB, 20GB, 10GB, 8GB) and I had no idea what was going on. Your tip freed up 60GB!
Thank you again for the wonderful tip.
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