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    disk cleanup

    id my disk cleanup gaving the me the right info .
    because i have 205 of free space .
    this monrning i did a disk cleanup .it say that i could gain 2.some gb .
    so i did do the cleanup .
    but i am still at 205 of free space .
    why is that .
    the same thing happen about 3 day ago i did a disk cleanup but i never gain any thing .it say that i was going to gain about the same 2 gb and more ???
    is there some thing wrong with it .
    but it not a big deal

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    Re: disk cleanup

    When you mean 205 of disk space u mean 205 gigabytes, or megabytes? Can you restate your problem, i cant really understand......

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    Re: disk cleanup

    Quote Originally Posted by Katokato View Post
    When you mean 205 of disk space u mean 205 gigabytes, or megabytes? Can you restate your problem, i cant really understand......
    I think what the OP means is the summary on the first page of Cleanup says he can recover 2 GB or so of disk space. He runs the cleanup. But his free space is still 205 GB. Just the same as before running Cleanup. IOW, it does nothing afa he can tell.

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    Re: disk cleanup

    i have a new hard drive of 250 gb .that leave with 232 .now after vista and all the rest is installed i have 205 left of free space .
    now when i check to do a disk cleanup .
    it said the i could gain over 2 gb of space if i delete all what i had showing .
    recycle bin .temporery files .so and so on .
    but after the cleanup i still have the same 205 gb of free space .so why bother to do a disk cleanup .if am not gainning any thing

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    Re: disk cleanup

    Quote Originally Posted by yvesj View Post
    i have a new hard drive of 250 gb .that leave with 232 .now after vista and all the rest is installed i have 205 left of free space .
    now when i check to do a disk cleanup .
    it said the i could gain over 2 gb of space if i delete all what i had showing .
    recycle bin .temporery files .so and so on .
    but after the cleanup i still have the same 205 gb of free space .so why bother to do a disk cleanup .if am not gainning any thing
    here is what i have left

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    Re: disk cleanup

    Quote Originally Posted by yvesj View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by yvesj View Post
    i have a new hard drive of 250 gb .that leave with 232 .now after vista and all the rest is installed i have 205 left of free space .
    now when i check to do a disk cleanup .
    it said the i could gain over 2 gb of space if i delete all what i had showing .
    recycle bin .temporery files .so and so on .
    but after the cleanup i still have the same 205 gb of free space .so why bother to do a disk cleanup .if am not gainning any thing
    here is what i have left
    here what it show in my disk cleanup 1.99 gb that i could gain since this morning .

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    Re: disk cleanup

    it not that i really need the space .all i like to know is why is that am not gaining that new free space after i do a disk cleanup that all .
    well it do not show any way .i still stay at 205
    i was at 206 yesterday but after this morning window upgrade i came down to 205

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    Re: disk cleanup

    Quote Originally Posted by yvesj View Post
    it not that i really need the space .all i like to know is why is that am not gaining that new free space after i do a disk cleanup that all .
    well it do not show any way .i still stay at 205
    i was at 206 yesterday but after this morning window upgrade i came down to 205
    You don't say the service pack level of Vista. But I would recommend just using CCleaner. It now has a function to remove all but the last restore point, same as on the 2nd page of Disk Cleanup. Also Vista does not have the slider to limit the Shadow Copy storage as XP(restore point space limitation as percentage of drive space) and W7 has.

    In Vista you can do it using an Administrator Command Prompt with this command:

    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=24GB

    (The example sets the limit at 24GB. Just substitute the number you prefer.)

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    Re: disk cleanup

    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by yvesj View Post
    it not that i really need the space .all i like to know is why is that am not gaining that new free space after i do a disk cleanup that all .
    well it do not show any way .i still stay at 205
    i was at 206 yesterday but after this morning window upgrade i came down to 205
    You don't say the service pack level of Vista. But I would recommend just using CCleaner. It now has a function to remove all but the last restore point, same as on the 2nd page of Disk Cleanup. Also Vista does not have the slider to limit the Shadow Copy storage as XP(restore point space limitation as percentage of drive space) and W7 has.

    In Vista you can do it using an Administrator Command Prompt with this command:


    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=24GB

    i did that .i resize it to 8 gb .
    the fisrt time i resize it to 5 gb .but i figure that was not snuff so i resize it to 8 .
    this why i am back up above the 200 mark.
    yes i do have ccleaner installed .
    so i will wait for next week to use it .
    thank you

    (The example sets the limit at 24GB. Just substitute the number you prefer.)
    yes on window 7 i did resize it to 2 % with the slider .
    so now on w-7 i am at 441 on a 500 hardrive.
    this is what i use above [example] i copy it and paste it .and like you said i only change the limit gb number

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