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    Andy/Bandi Guest

    Stumped

    To All Cognoscenti, Greetings!

    I've started using a 500 GB external HD for backups under Vista Ultimate.
    All the visible folders on it contain a total of about 300 GB. "Computer"
    shows about 59 GB free space. Where has the rest disappeared to? I have
    "Show hidden files" ticked. I've done a "Disk cleanup." What gives?

    With thanks,

    Andy


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  3. #2


    TomLives2000 Guest

    Re: Stumped

    is it set up to create restore points on it?
    "Andy/Bandi" <kanadaiy@telus.net> wrote in message
    news:z0pci.20767$kY6.15652@edtnps82...
    > To All Cognoscenti, Greetings!
    >
    > I've started using a 500 GB external HD for backups under Vista Ultimate.
    > All the visible folders on it contain a total of about 300 GB. "Computer"
    > shows about 59 GB free space. Where has the rest disappeared to? I have
    > "Show hidden files" ticked. I've done a "Disk cleanup." What gives?
    >
    > With thanks,
    >
    > Andy



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  4. #3


    Andy/Bandi Guest

    Re: Stumped

    Yes, it is, but the Disk Cleanup has supposedly deleted all but the last
    one.

    "TomLives2000" <here@home.com> wrote in message
    news:5RHci.1381$vi5.599@newssvr17.news.prodigy.net...
    > is it set up to create restore points on it?
    > "Andy/Bandi" <kanadaiy@telus.net> wrote in message
    > news:z0pci.20767$kY6.15652@edtnps82...
    >> To All Cognoscenti, Greetings!
    >>
    >> I've started using a 500 GB external HD for backups under Vista Ultimate.
    >> All the visible folders on it contain a total of about 300 GB. "Computer"
    >> shows about 59 GB free space. Where has the rest disappeared to? I have
    >> "Show hidden files" ticked. I've done a "Disk cleanup." What gives?
    >>
    >> With thanks,
    >>
    >> Andy

    >



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  5. #4


    TomLives2000 Guest

    Re: Stumped

    well that one will take up some space

    "Andy/Bandi" <kanadaiy@telus.net> wrote in message
    news:gxIci.23068$kY6.6014@edtnps82...
    > Yes, it is, but the Disk Cleanup has supposedly deleted all but the last
    > one.
    >
    > "TomLives2000" <here@home.com> wrote in message
    > news:5RHci.1381$vi5.599@newssvr17.news.prodigy.net...
    >> is it set up to create restore points on it?
    >> "Andy/Bandi" <kanadaiy@telus.net> wrote in message
    >> news:z0pci.20767$kY6.15652@edtnps82...
    >>> To All Cognoscenti, Greetings!
    >>>
    >>> I've started using a 500 GB external HD for backups under Vista
    >>> Ultimate. All the visible folders on it contain a total of about 300 GB.
    >>> "Computer" shows about 59 GB free space. Where has the rest disappeared
    >>> to? I have "Show hidden files" ticked. I've done a "Disk cleanup." What
    >>> gives?
    >>>
    >>> With thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>

    >



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    Re: Stumped

    Hi Andy,

    Go to this link and scroll down a bit and do this section if you like:
    Change System Restore's Disk Usage Amount:

    System Restore

    It will show you how to set how much space system restore can use.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Andy/Bandi Guest

    Re: Stumped

    Hi, Brink,

    Thank you and everyone else for the very helpful suggestions.

    Andy

    "brink" <brink.2s9ch8@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > Hi Andy,
    >
    > Go to this link and scroll down a bit and do this section if you like:
    > CHANGE SYSTEM RESTORE'S DISK USAGE AMOUNT:
    >
    > System Restore
    >
    > It will show you how to set how much space system restore can use.
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
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    >
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  8. #7
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    Re: Stumped

    Andy,

    Glad to hear it's ok now.

    Shawn

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