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Vista keeps stealing my HDD space

TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in Games and Technology
So I got a new laptop, and it's running Vista. I didn't really care one way or the other.
For no reason, the free space on my HDD just decreased by 6 GB. I didn't install, upload, or download anything. I checked disc cleanup, and there's nothing significant there. The space allocated for backups is shown as a separate drive, so I doubt it's that either.
What could cause 6 GB to just dissapear (or more accurately, display as used)? It's really pissing me off.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It made a restore point, probably.

    Turn system restore off?

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  • scootchscootch Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    didn't you already make this post last week?

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Oddly enough every once in awhile my drive with Vista on it will have more space than the night before.

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  • SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    scootch wrote: »
    didn't you already make this post last week?

    Deja vu indeed.

    Malkor: I get the same thing. It's nice to wake up in the morning, dreading the backup spree after seeing little hard drive space the night before, but suddenly having no need to. Procrastination wins again!

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  • TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Suriko wrote: »
    scootch wrote: »
    didn't you already make this post last week?

    Deja vu indeed.

    Malkor: I get the same thing. It's nice to wake up in the morning, dreading the backup spree after seeing little hard drive space the night before, but suddenly having no need to. Procrastination wins again!
    Hopefully that's all this is then.
    Yes, I had a similar post a few days ago. It was a different cause that time though.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Use Spacemonger.


    http://www.sixty-five.cc/sm/v1x.php

    Let's you know where everything is, how much space it takes up, and looks pretty cool to boot. Great for finding big chunks of temp files that windows sometimes forgets to delete.

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  • TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    GAH, another 5 gigs is gone! I'm seriously getting concerned.

    Edit: So you guys were definitely 100% right about it being restore points. I turned off system restore (took me a while because I wasn't sure if I should) and my drive space shot up by 15gb.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    In Windows XP, Recycle Bin defaults to 10% of your HD space. I'm sure that carried over to Vista, right click on recycle bin and check the settings.

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  • victor_c26victor_c26 Chicago, ILRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I seem to be missing 60 gigs in Vista for some reason.

    Spacemonger tells me nothing.

    EDIT: Holy fucking shit! 74GBs for system restore? Really!? Is that really fucking necessary!?

    Jesus, from having 597GBs free out of 698GB, after disabling System Restore and enabling it again, I'm now at 671GBs free out of 698GBs. Sweet fancy Jenkins...

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