Free space error



WAW
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
One of our users (Windows XP Home) has a C drive that reports via My
Computer/Properties that 26 gigs are used and 10 free. Analyzing the total
of all the folders and files in the root, the total is less than 10gigs.
CHKDSK reports errors and, if run at boot up, will recover 200 or 300 bytes
(getting 16 gigs back in this manner will take a while). Defrag reports no
errors and runs fine, apparently, but doesn't solve the problem either. Is
there a tool or technique for finding and fixing this problem?
TIA,
Al

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
"WAW" <no_spam_al@npgsystems.com> wrote in message
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> One of our users (Windows XP Home) has a C drive that reports via My
> Computer/Properties that 26 gigs are used and 10 free. Analyzing the
total
> of all the folders and files in the root, the total is less than 10gigs.
> CHKDSK reports errors and, if run at boot up, will recover 200 or 300
bytes
> (getting 16 gigs back in this manner will take a while). Defrag reports
no
> errors and runs fine, apparently, but doesn't solve the problem either.
Is
> there a tool or technique for finding and fixing this problem?
> TIA,
> Al
>

This problem is invariably caused by not taking into account
ALL files stored on a disk. These tools might help you
locate them:

DriveUse:
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/freeware/index.html
Bullet Proof Folder sizes: http://www.foldersizes.com/

Defragging a disk will never free up space. It only re-arranges
the various file fragments.


Free space error