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15-07-2010, 10:50 PM
I have lost some hard drive space on my SSD
Its set to C:/ and is missing about 30gb.

80gb SSD
C:/ = 29gb (show hidden is on)
Should leave about 45gb free

Used space = 49gb
Free space = 25gb

So how can used space be 49gb when C:/ only has 29gb of files?

Roger Hunt
15-07-2010, 11:02 PM
System restore uses a bit

15-07-2010, 11:26 PM
System restore uses a bit

still over 30gb missing

16-07-2010, 08:27 AM
Try emptying the recycle bin!

I once had an app that searches out duplicate files purge my drive of something crazy like 100GB... a figure way in excess of the recycle bins alleged capacity.

None of the expected free space would show up.

After much wringing of hands I found that somehowe the entire lot was in the recycle bin and still reported as using up HDD space. Emptying the bin released all the space.

On the other hand, SSDs have limited re-write life cycles. Perhaps (hopefully not) your SSD has been slowly voiding addresses that are going bad.

16-07-2010, 09:10 AM
The SSD is less than 6 months old.
I emptyed the bin through the cleaner but will empty it manually again tonight see if that does anything.

16-07-2010, 10:13 AM
Try this:

16-07-2010, 07:22 PM
ooooops double post

16-07-2010, 07:23 PM
Try this, don't get the new version, it costs,


Be careful, disable the 'delete' in options until you know what you want to delete.

Roger Hunt
17-07-2010, 03:43 AM
clean it out with CCleaner

kahawai chaser
17-07-2010, 11:27 AM
I had 35 GB missing - took me a long time to try find it - still no luck until I used a directory size program like Soft-Central SC-disk Info, to analyze which folders consumed up space. It found a Avast Anti virus folder had over 35, 000 log files (about 4 kb each), so check antivirus log files or similar.