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My HDD is full, but i cant find my files.


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Hello all.

I have a old Compaq Presario V5002 running XP Home edition. Last year it crashed and wouldn't startup.

I had lost my recovery discs so i bought new ones, and went through the process of reinstalling.

My laptop has worked great since, but there is a slight problem, before crashing it had about 35GB of mp3's on my 40GB HDD, so naturally i thought i would loose these when reinstalling, not a problem as i have the original discs. But after the laptop was uo and running again and i go to C: drive and check properties i still only have 3GB of free space, yet i cannot find my files anywhere, i have used the search functions for hours on end and yet no joy.

After reinstalling windows the laptop looked to be back too how it was when new.

Am i stupid? why is my HDD full and yet i have no files? have i just installed another Windows XP over the top of my original? what can i do? i have since lost the Windows discs aswell, DOH.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Matt
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Probably linked to an old user account.

Download Windirstat from my signature, run it and post a screenshot of it after it runs its queries.
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Probably linked to an old user account.

Download Windirstat from my signature, run it and post a screenshot of it after it runs its queries.


Thanks for the reply, i have done just that, from what i can make out, there is hardly any music there at all.

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My laptop has worked great since, but there is a slight problem, before crashing it had about 35GB of mp3's on my 40GB HDD, so naturally i thought i would ed hardy t-shirtloose these when reinstalling, not a problem as i have the original discs. But after the laptop was uo and running again and i go to C: drive and check properties i still only have 3GB of free space, yet i cannot find my files anywhere, i have used the search functions for hours on end and yet no joy. ed hardy kleidung
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I dont see the image...
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I dont see the image...


I see it fine.

http://img.photobuck.../Screenshot.jpg

Thats what its linked to.
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I dont see the image...


I see it fine.

http://img.photobuck.../Screenshot.jpg

Thats what its linked to.


Hmm, can you relink to the forum for me? Cant seem to see it on this machine for some reason...
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I dont see the image...


I see it fine.

http://img.photobuck.../Screenshot.jpg

Thats what its linked to.


Hmm, can you relink to the forum for me? Cant seem to see it on this machine for some reason...

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Many thanks.

According to that graph, your 35GB of mp3's are gone, sorry to say. Are you sure you didnt store them on another drive?
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According to Kii he was not concerned about the mp3 files.

before crashing it had about 35GB of mp3's on my 40GB HDD, so naturally i thought i would loose these when reinstalling, not a problem as i have the original discs


I believe the ops concern is that the OS was reinstalled and he only has about 3gb free.
Windirstat looks ok.

Lets take a look at the drives and partitions.

Go to start
Go to run
Type in compmgmt.msc
Click on OK
On the left side under storage...click on disk management.
Make sure the right side showing the drives is expanded so we can see it all.
Take a screen shot showing the drives and partitions.

Attach it to your reply.
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