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Hard Drive Almost Full After System Restore


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Basmastersix

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Hi everyone,

The title of my thread pretty much says it all. I just did a system restore on my computer which runs:

- Windows 7 (64 Bit)

And after the restore completed, I lost about 10+ gigs of space on my primary "C" drive.

Not exactly sure what filled it up during the restore, but something did.

If anyone has any information regarding an issue like this I would greatly appreciate the insight!

Thanks in advance!

- Basmastersix
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Wolfeymole

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10GB sounds about right for a Recovery partition Basmastersix, but to be sure can we see a screen shot of what it looks like in Disk Management please.
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Wolfeymole,

Here is a screen shot of my partitions as requested.

As you can see, partition "C" is almost full up. (And it was not like that prior to the system restore).

Thanks,

- Basmastersix

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Edited by Basmastersix, 28 May 2013 - 08:46 AM.

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As an aside you have 2 external drives attached to this machine yes?

What I need is a screenshot of Disk Management which can be found by right clicking on Computer and choosing Manage.

In the left pane click Disk Management and take a shot of that please.
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My bad,

Here is the updated SS as requested.

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Is your primary drive an SSD with it only being about 80GB?

And are we talking about a system restore or a system recovery?
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Yes. My primary hard drive is an SSD, and it is about 80GB.

And it was a system restore. The screen shot below is the "Windows Tool" that I used to complete the process.

With this, I am wondering if there is a type of file folder saved somewhere on my "C" drive that is similar to the "Windows.old" that appears when you reinstall an operating system, that I could just delete to solve this issue... Or something to that affect.

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Ok

If you're not careful here you may end up with a C: drive that is not accessible, to a certain point, due to the amount of stuff on it.

What are your thoughts on making a new folder or partition on the E: drive and transferring a few things to that?
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I could definitely do that, however, I am about to leave for work.. So could we pick this up at a later time?

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Absolutely mate, I shall be notified when you reply. :thumbsup:
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Thanks Wolf!
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You're more than welcome. :cheers:
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