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Missing hard drive space - 60 gigs


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Hello there,

My relatively new Lenovo ThinkPad T61p (Windows XP) has recently reported that I am using 85% of the hard disk capacity.

When I add up all the drive C folders, they occupy roughly 60 gigs. My "Computer Management" is showing that my hard drive is "healthy" and that its capacity is 142 gigs, while I have only 22.6 gigs of free space.

So, where are my 60 gigs? I have run some spyware/malware software and have not found anything. I also cleaned temp files etc., but that did not change the situation.

I'd very much appreciate your help. Thank you! :)
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Recovery partition, restore points, hibernation file, page file, hidden files, system files, etc....all add up.
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I have just used a program called "spacemonger" and it found two directories that take up the missing space:

C:\RRbackups

C:\System Volume Information

Any idea how I could reclaim some of the hard disk space?
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First one - IBM's Rapid Restore & Recovery
Second one - restore points
You don't want to touch any of them.

Try moving some data: pictures, videos, music. Get external HD. You can have 500GB drive for under $100.
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Great -- thanks so much for your help! I just wanted to know what is going on with my machine, was not sure whether it was infected etc. :)
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Yeah, that's pretty common assumption: I'll add up all folders on C, and it should be about my HD taken space, right? Wrong, as you can see :)
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