Maintenance :: How To Free Up Hard Drive Space

May 18, 2014

I"ve installed windows 8.1 from fresh on a seperate parition on my macbook pro retina 2013 via Apple's bootcamp.

I allocated 40GB which when formatted is 37GB

But now I'm downloading Call of duty on steam which is 14GB however on my hard drive apparently I've only got 5GB left..

Is there a way to free up space or to see what on earth is taking up soo much space..

Ideally I want to buy Battlefield 4 on origin soon but that needs 30 GB space, obviously I'll delete the call of duty game but how can I get all my space back.

View 5 Replies


Setup Installation :: 87% Free Space But List Disk Shows No Free Space Available?

Mar 14, 2013

I installed Windows 8 Pro on a GPT partition. I have 234GB of SSD with 87% free space according to Disk Management. I am trying to create a 4GB primary partition for Intel Rapid Start but the Disk Part shows i have no space available in that drive and would not let me create the partition. Why would that be?

View 1 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Hard Drive Just Keeps Running Lower On Space

Mar 5, 2013

About 1-2 weeks ago, I had 15GB of space left on my SSD that is solely committed to OS and drivers. Today, I have 2.9GB left. I have downloaded nothing, and I have changed nothing. take a closer look at why my SSD space is disappearing? I've had this OS for 2 months now and it wasn't a problem until recently.

SpaceSniffer Details:
Code: C: [35.2Gb] [ 6.3Gb] hiberfil.sys [ 4.3Gb] pagefile.sys [ 256Mb] swapfile.sys [ 392Kb] bootmgr [ 4Kb] BOOTNXTC:Windows [18.7Gb] [ 2.2Mb] explorer.exe [ 1.9Mb] RtlExUpd.dll [ 864Kb]


View 9 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 - System Restore Took 20 Gigs Of Hard Drive Space

Jan 14, 2014

I just installed Windows 8.1 on my system (from Windows 8) and had to restore to an earlier time (to one from earlier today). The issue is that my solid state hard drive was reduced by about 20 Gigs! I even deleted the other restore points and rebooted, but my hard drive has about 136 gigs of space. Before the restore, it was 156.

Does windows restore really eat up this much hard drive space? Is there a way to get it back?

View 5 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Windows 8 - Free Disk Space Monitoring Tool?

Mar 3, 2013

One of my favorite features of Windows Explorer was that it told me the free disk space in the status bar. Since Windows Vista, you also had the ability to see the free space on hard drives across the network.

Now in Windows 8 you can't even in the least see the free space on the status bar of your own pc, let alone those across the network, and for someone who's constantly moving files across my home network, it's becoming a bit of a hassle.

I don't think there's away to to restore this functionality (already installed the ClassicShell program) so absent of that, is there a free disk space monitoring tool recommended? I'm mainly looking for one that has a system tray function that can tell me the amount of free space I have left, either in percentage form, or megabyte form, or gigabyte form, whatever.

View 7 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: How To Prevent Scheduled Defrag From Consolidating Free Space

Jun 4, 2014

It seems that Windows 8.1 Pro's scheduled defrag is consolidating free space, which is taking forever on one of my 2 TB data drives, which has about 300 GB free space. I stopped it at about 9%, and dfrgui immediately showed it as "OK (0% fragmented)". Clicking its Optimize button resulted in the defrag phase completing almost immediately, but then it was back to consolidating free space, starting at 5% this time. According to Task Manager, it's read/writing about 40 MB/sec, and the Active Time is over 90%. I really don't want this to go on for hours and hours and potentially repeat itself during future scheduled scans. Is it possible to alter this behavior, or should I just disable the weekly defrag task?

View 7 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: How To Delete Program Files (x86) Folders From HDD To Free Up Space

Mar 21, 2014

I recently installed a new ssd and did a fresh install of windows 8.1 on it. I am now using my old hdd as my main data drive in my laptop caddy. My problem is I did not back up my data on my hdd and format it. So I need to delete the "windows" , "program files" and "program files (x86) " folders from that hdd to free up some space.

I understand I have to give ownership to those folders for me to be able to do delete the folders. I have tired the methods suggested by this guide Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8 I tried both of those commands

(To grant currently logged on user ownership of) takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /R /D Y (To grant administrators group ownership of) takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /A /R /D Y and it was succesful, however I still couldn't delete the folders.

View 2 Replies View Related

Cleaning Hard Drive Space In Windows 8 Pro X64

Jun 25, 2013

Well, since i installed Windows 8 Pro on my desktop, it already ate 26,8GB of disk space. I have no extra apps installed (posting this from Internet Explorer 10). How can i free some of that space?

View 9 Replies View Related

Setup Installation :: Unallocated Space On Primary Hard Drive

Nov 6, 2012

OK, long story short. I did a clean install to Windows 8 Pro 64. Because of the System Reserved partition, it showed both Win 7 and Win 8 available and would prompt to do a dual boot. I cleaned it up by following the instructions on the below link.

Dual Boot - Delete a OS - Windows 7 Forums

It now no longer dual boots, and Windows 8 is fine. The only issue remaining is that my primary drive in drive management still has unallocated space. Disk 0 has 351MB Unallocated space, and 465GB of system boot, page file, etc...

In the instructions, it says to "Right click on the partition that contains the OS you want to delete and Delete Volume. Then right click on the deleted volume and Delete Partition. Now you should have "Freespace" where this partition originally was."

Well, I can't do that. When I right-click on the unallocated space, all I can do is: New Simple Volume, Properties. Everything else is greyed out. I also can't extend the other partition, the "extend" option is also greyed out.

I'm now on Win 8... How to put that 351MB onto the main partition?

View 6 Replies View Related

Good Program To Clean Empty Space On Hard Drive?

Apr 10, 2013

What is a good program to clean empty space on a hard drive and to clear off things that have been deleted.

I am using Windows 8 x64

View 3 Replies View Related

C Is Running Out Of Free Space

Feb 26, 2014

I have a 500 GB hard drive. The windows partition -60 GB- is running out of free space (only 13 GB is free after cleaning up and so) and the performance is going down . I want to increase the capacity of my C partition without losing data -i mean decreasing the size of the other partition and adding some capacity to C ....

View 5 Replies View Related

Cannot Resize Partition Even With Free Space Available

Feb 4, 2013

I have a 200 gig partition on 1 drive that I have dedicated for games. But now it is filled, and even after shrinking my C drive to make space, I find that I still cannot extend my games partition. I've done a little reading and it appears that the issue is due to the free space not being directly beside the Games partition. I'm not sure, exactly, all I know is, I want to install more games and this technicality is preventing it.

Another thing that makes the situation more complex is that I have 2 other partitions on my drive that belong to Linux Mint. One is the main Mint partition, the other is a swap partition (similar to the page/swap file in Windows). I'm hesitant to try to mess around with moving those partitions since I'm not very experienced with Linux and if it doesnt boot I know I'll just reinstall it instead of trying to fix it. But I would like to avoid that in the first place.

I have tried with Disk Management, EaseUS, Paragon, Partition Wizard and GParted in Linux but they all wont let me make the games partition bigger, only smaller.

What I would like to do is to find a way to add free space to the Games partition, but without deleting other partitions or having to reinstall Linux. And more importantly, figuring out how to handle this kind of thing now so that I wont have issues extending partitions in the future. I also just figured I would say that I've converted the Games partition from primary to logical, due to the limitation of 4 primary partitions on a drive (maybe I'm wrong , but that's what I've heard). I say this because I recently had 4 primaries before trying to install Mint and Ubuntu, and neither of them would let me install. But as soon as I reduced to 3 primaries the issue went away and I was allowed to proceed. I figured that out after a bit of reading.

It is possible to move partitions on a disk so that they will be adjacent (either to the left or right) to another partition that needs to be extended?

I'm also posting a screenshot to make it easier for people to understand. The 36 gig partition is Linux's main partition, and the 15 gig partition to the right of it is Linux's swap partition. The pic also shows that both of those lie between the C drive and my games.

View 9 Replies View Related

Partition Showing Very Less Free Space Than Actual

Jun 10, 2014

My K partition is of 24.3GB and says that only 3.80GB is free.

However in reality, the data inside is worth only 14.3GB which means 10GB should be free, not 3.80GB.

What could be the problem? I have attached the screenshot too.

Even though there are no hidden files in this partition, I enabled 'View Hidden Items'. And the size is indeed 14.3GB only. So I wonder where my remaining 6.20GB is going!

View 4 Replies View Related

Extra Free Space After Installing Win 8 Pro 64bit

Jun 11, 2013

I am using Win 8 Pro 64-bit version for the first time.

Previously I had Win 8 Pro 32-bit installed. There was an internal 250 GB SATA HDD connected as a secondary drive. No partitions. It showed me like 150 mb or so free in that.

Today I installed Win 8 64-bit. And when I connected that 250 GB drive as secondary, it showed me around 800 mb free.

My questions is- the extra free space where did it come from? is it due to 64-bit version of the OS installed now?

View 8 Replies View Related

How To Extend Main Partition C With Enough Free Space

Mar 24, 2014

After installing Windows 8 on my main partition C, it is getting nearly full. So, I just have tried to merge some free space from Partition F in Disk Management. But, that doesn't work. Some people tell me that is because the free space is not adjacent to my C partition. I don't know whether it is right. I simply want to extend my C partition successfully.

View 6 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Almost All The Space In Drive C Has Been Used Up?

Feb 22, 2013

I am using Windows 8 x64. I have a few software applications and one or two IDE's installed in drive C(system drive where my Windows is installed). Now my C partition is of 68 GB now suddenly I am seeing that almost all the space in drive C has ben used up and I am only left with ~6 GB of free space. Now when I am in drive C and select all the files and folders and check what is the space that it all takes up, the size returned is only 43.3 GB(check the attachment sc_shot1). But when I view C drive from MyComputer I only get ~6GB of free space shown to me(check the attachment sc_shot2). So if all the files and folders in C only take up 43.3 GB where is the rest of the 68.3 - 43.3 =25 GB. Am I being attacked by a virus or worm ?? I am using a licensed copy of QuickHeal Internet Security 2013 and I have scanned drive C with it, it reports no infections. I have also tried using the "cleanmgr" utility and clear up some space by deleting temporary files, but that at max gives me back ~1GB of free space.

View 6 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Lenovo C440 / Windows 8 - Losing C Drive Space Daily

May 29, 2014

I'm about a year into windows 8, which came pre installed on a Lenovo C440, 64 bit, 1 terrabite HD partitioned into C,467 GB,E,storage 437 GB. I updated to 8.1 a few weeks ago and aside from the 'feeling' that everything is running a bit slow all else seems fine except: ever since I got 8 I've been losing space on C drive,about a GB or 2 a week somewhere I got hint to go to System, delete all restore points and then create a new restore point.

I'd do this whenever I'd be down 4/5 gigs and get all the lost space back. Since I went to 8.1 I'm losing a gig or more a day, and it doesn't come back after the delete restore process. I use CC cleaner daily and remove everything but cookies ( way too much trouble to have to log in again at every site I go to).

I don't hibernate, just sleep
I auto defrag once a week
I have Trend Micro do a full scan nightly
I still have plenty of space but I've lost about 9 GB in 3 weeks of 8.1

View 4 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Windows 8 Is Taking Up A Lot Of Hard Drive

Mar 7, 2013

My 60 GB C: drive ran out of room. The only thing installed on it is Windows 8 and whatever pre-installed programs came with my computer. I ran WinDirStat (WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics), a directory statistic tool and found two very large folders: C:/Windows is 22.2 GB and C:/ProgramData/Microsoft is 17.2 GB. This doesn't seem right. Can I free up room in these or are they both necessary? I read that windows 8 should take up around 20 GB, not 40 so how might I got about freeing up some space?

Also, I updated from Windows 7 about two months ago.

View 9 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Slow Transfer From SD Cards To Hard Drive

Feb 10, 2013

I have two cards, a class 6 and a class 10. The problem is not reproducible on my laptop, which transfers around 8mg/sec.

I've had intermittent problems since upgrading. At first i was getting what i consider a normal transfer rate of 8-10 mg/sec with each card. But several weeks ago I began experiencing rates of UNDER 1 mg/sec. That is KILObytes. It takes an hour to transfer my photographs, which is amazingly not ok.

I have a standard HP set-up, basic computer model, AMD Phenom 8450 Triple-Core 2.1 GHz

I've noticed that when i turn the indexing off, the transfer rate rebounds to normal. But then i have to turn it back on and reboot before either I or a program can locate a file.

Which is also amazingly not ok.

I've tried everything i can think of short of a clean reinstall. Which i REALLY would like to avoid. I've already done that twice since upgrading in November.

View 1 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Creating Backup On External Hard Drive?

Jun 20, 2013

I just installed Windows 8. I used to have Vista. With Vista I could connect my Seagate external hard drive and then find the Backup function and create a backup. How would I do this with Windows 8?

View 3 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Mirroring C Drive Onto External Hard Disk?

Jan 3, 2014

I was wondering what you'd recommend for the following:

I want a program that synchronizes my files with my external hard drive.

The client I use right now, Memeo Instant Backup, is decent, but has the following issues:

1. Takes a lot of resources to run
2. Is extremely slow
3. Doesn't mirror deleting files on my hard drive, keeps them on my external and causes it to get full

Is there a program I can use that just literally copies my user folder onto an external drive, and as I delete/move files on my hard drive, its mirrored on the external hard drive?

View 7 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Recovering Lost Hard Drive Due To Deleted Partition

Jan 25, 2014

I have a server with Windows 8 on a 360gb sata drive with 4 1.5TB drives as storage, which i had joined under Windows 8 to be seen as one drive. The system had been sluggish lately so was going to replace the 360gb with a ssd which i had used b4 on my laptop, so when i had it connected and started to install.

I seen 5.8 drive and ssd 12ogb drive and a few small partitions i deleted main partition on ssd and few other small partition which i thought was on the SSD but one was related to the storage drives and they are all screwed up now and when i connect the original Windows 8 os hard drive it doesn't boot anymore.

My question is whats the best way to proceed to save all the data on the hard drives nothing was formatted on theses drives.

View 2 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Win 8.1 Installed On SSD - Imaging Software Doesn't See Second Hard Drive

Feb 15, 2014

8.1 installed on SSD, Easeus backup doesn't see my HDD any more, so I can't make an image of it. It only sees the C drive and my external hard drive, but not the internal HDD (Hitachi 500 GB) that I use as a second drive for storing personal data. I tried with Macrium Reflect, and same problem.

View 9 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Not Able To Delete System Image From External Hard Drive

Feb 18, 2013

Recently i upgraded my system to windows 8..N after clean install i backed up the copy of my C drive (Includes System Image) to my external 2TB Hard Drive.. It took around 250GB of hard drive space..Now since i am running out of space i decided to delete the back up copy from My hard drive.. I deleted WindowsImageBackup and all associated files using control panel..But around 150GB space is missing(not visible) from my external Hard Drive..

As You can see from attached pic that 125 GB free out of 1.81TB..But size of all files including hidden files is 1.53TB..

View 3 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Turning On System Protection On External Hard Drive

May 19, 2014

I created some windows 8 system images(Using the internal system image tool). Now I find restore points more useful, but I would have to turn the system protection on for an external hard drive. The problem is that I don't understand the sophisticated message Using system protection on a drive that contains system image backups will cause other shadow copies to be deleted faster than normal. Does it mean, that under some circumstances my manually created full system images could be deleted to create a restore point? I would like to keep the system images. Also, I hope it doesn't override existing directories on this harddrive, but I don't want to try it out without being sure.

View 1 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Toshiba Satellite Hybrid With Windows 8 - Hard Drive Full?

Oct 21, 2013

I have a Toshiba Satellite hybrid, with Windows 8, 4GB RAM and 128 SSD hard drive. I have full Microsoft office and very few other programs, there are the Toshiba installed software which I don't use and the windows 8 based 'apps' which I also hardly use.

My 128GB was about 70% full from week one, but now it is almost 100% full, I regularly carry out disk clean up, but I unable to get more than 1GB free on my hard drive, can this be right? How can I resolve this?

View 5 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Sony Vaio Laptop / Windows 8 - Hard Drive Is Full For No Obvious Reasons

Dec 24, 2013

I bought a new Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed couple months ago; and all I have done since was installing just the MS Office and the Antivirus softwares. Now for no apparent reasons it shows the hard drive is full and I can not do anything with it. I've tried to create a system recovery with an USB flash drive, but it won't let me do it either.

View 2 Replies View Related

Windows Cannot Be Installed To This Hard Disk Space

Jan 27, 2012

i have the same problem, it gives me the same error, "Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation."

View 9 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: Macrium Reflect Free / Does MBR Always Get Backed Up

Oct 28, 2013

I have a question about Macrium Reflect Free, and dual boot...

I have two installations of Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1), on two separate SSDs. Let's call one SYSTEM1, and the other one SYSTEM2.

Let's say I have booted inside the SYSTEM1 Windows installation. Now I want to backup SYSTEM2, with Macrium Reflect Free. I load Macrium Reflect and select all available partitions on the SYSTEM2 disk (which are just two, the main one and a system-reserved one).

By doing like this, will also the MBR (Master Boot Record) of SYSTEM2 get copied inside the Macrium image-backup? In other words, will Macrium Reflect always copy the master boot record (if available), even if the selected drive is not the one from which Windows is currently running?

Or will the MBR get copied just with the option "create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows"? Probably not.

I'm interest about this because it would be useful to do a backup of the MBR (together with the partitions), in case a virus infects it.

View 6 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: How To Stop Windows 8 From Absorbing Free RAM

Feb 23, 2013

I have 8 GB machine, 64 bit Windows 8 pro.

Windows 8 instantly uses up 45% after cold boot. There are some startup I know, but when added together there's no way they're taking up that so much space in RAM.

View 3 Replies View Related

Maintenance :: EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 Disk Not Boot From USB?

Dec 17, 2013

EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 emergency disk won't boot from USB.

That's the long and the short of it. I changed the boot priority in BIOS to boot the USB first. I got it to read the USB key one time when plugged into the USB 2.0 port. While the busy circles were twirling I got a "please wait." Then I got a command prompt flicker, then a screen from Windows saying it did not boot properly.

So I turned off Secure Boot. Made the USB boot stick over again. Now I get nada no matter what. I hold down the power button to shut down. When I power back up it just goes to the regular logon screen.

I was hoping to be able to boot off the stick to avoid buying a 5 pack of CDR just to burn one disc. At least for now to have my system backed up.

View 9 Replies View Related

Copyrights 2005-15, All rights reserved