How much space are you allowing for the Recycle Bin, System Restore and Internet Explorer? By default I think the first 2 can each take 10% of your drive each so that would be 16 GB right there taken up by those programs without looking at how much drive space IE has been allocated.
How much room is taken up by your Windows folder that may have a bunch of files backed up due to all the patches Windows has put on itself. Lastly, Office itself can take up quite a bit of room, especially if you didn't let it delete the installation files.
I have read lots of threads about this problem and cannot find the solution to my problem.
I have a new laptop with 80gb hard drive. There are a few programs I have loaded - the biggest being MS office. There are NO videos and NO music, yet my disc space is showing 59gb used.
I have defraged, cleaned up the disc, scanned for every concieable virus and spy/ad-ware. I have looked at all the folders, hidden and unhidden and cannot find the missing 46gb (I figure that, at best, I am using 13gb for programs etc.
Does anyone know where this space could be hiding or what could be using the space without me being able to see it?