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Why is my hard drive showing almost full ?

by kevinpo / May 23, 2015 10:46 PM PDT

All my files are in 4 folders, documents, pictures, videos and music and they total 339.9GB in size. Yet my hard drive shows 917GB with 846GB used up. What's using up the 507GB difference. I have done a couple of recoveries in the past. Am I destined for another ? Are files saved during a recovery ? Any thoughts, thanks.

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We only lose what we don't backup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2015 2:06 AM PDT

Recovery is never a sure thing. Just this morning I cloned my HDD to its backup copy.

After your files are safe,,, then it's OK.

There are a lot of priors on the full HDD topic. If your machine works fine on Windows today, try this. Turn System Restore off then back on.

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check for windows.old folder
by renegade600 / May 24, 2015 4:10 AM PDT

see if you have a windows.old folder. if so, it is safe to delete.

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