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Andy/Bandi

#1
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
 
T

TomLives2000

#2
is it set up to create restore points on it?
"Andy/Bandi" <kanadaiy@telus.net> wrote in message
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> 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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Andy/Bandi

#3
Yes, it is, but the Disk Cleanup has supposedly deleted all but the last
one.

"TomLives2000" <here@home.com> wrote in message
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> 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

>
 
T

TomLives2000

#4
well that one will take up some space

"Andy/Bandi" <kanadaiy@telus.net> wrote in message
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> 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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Andy/Bandi

#6
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:
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66971-system-restore.html?ltr=S
>
> It will show you how to set how much space system restore can use.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> brink
>
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