Gizmo's Freeware Forum

Gizmo's Freeware Forum (https://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/)
-   General Computer Support (https://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/)
-   -   Defragging taking up lots of harddisk space? (https://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/3123-defragging-taking-up-lots-of-harddisk-space.html)

Meeow 26. Jan 2010 03:43 AM

Defragging taking up lots of harddisk space?
 
So i defragged my computer today using the windows defragger..i went from having over 3/4 of my disk space free to less than half :(


I have run disk cleaner several times and deleted the shadow copies..any help? Have no idea what to do and would like my harddrive space back:mad:

Thanks.

Abandoned 26. Jan 2010 05:15 AM

What is your os?

Ritho 26. Jan 2010 06:46 AM

This is a very common complaint after defragmenting a hard disk. I have seen this complaint more often among Vista users, but it can happen to any version.

As JohnnyDollar asked it would be helpful to know your version of Windows, and the physical size of your hard disk so we know how much space has actually been used.

I am going to bet that it is still an issue with some roughneck shadow copy taking your disk space for a joy ride. Sometimes they just don't want to go away.

Abandoned 26. Jan 2010 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ritho (Post 21234)
I am going to bet that it is still an issue with some roughneck shadow copy taking your disk space for a joy ride. Sometimes they just don't want to go away.

That was my guess too. What would you do, resize the shadow storage area through command line?

Meeow 26. Jan 2010 04:25 PM

I am on vista home basic, i dont think i have any service packs installed.

I have 74.5GB space, and last night it went from taking up 22gb to 38..

This appears to have gone down randomly overnight, but still isnt back to the 24gig it was.

Thanks for the help :)

It was 4am when i posted, seems i was a lil inaccurate with the fractions hehe

Abandoned 26. Jan 2010 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meeow (Post 21284)
I am on vista home basic, i dont think i have any service packs installed.

I have 74.5GB space, and last night it went from taking up 22gb to 38..

This appears to have gone down randomly overnight, but still isnt back to the 24gig it was.

Thanks for the help :)

It was 4am when i posted, seems i was a lil inaccurate with the fractions hehe

Type this below into an admin command prompt and copy and paste the results here.
vssadmin list shadowstorage

Meeow 28. Jan 2010 08:43 AM

It came up with an error mesaage saying i didnt have the permissions to do that..am i missing something here? I'm sure I am on as admin.maybe its just my lack of knowledge with command prompt..


Thanks

Abandoned 28. Jan 2010 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meeow (Post 21397)
It came up with an error mesaage saying i didnt have the permissions to do that..am i missing something here? I'm sure I am on as admin.maybe its just my lack of knowledge with command prompt..


Thanks

Right click it on it and select run as admin. One way to find it is in the start menu\all programs\accessories

I'll do a search later and see if I can just give you a link to page(s) describing what you need to do.

tugher 29. Jan 2010 02:57 AM

no hardrive space
 
i am in the same dilema but i am running windows xp

Meeow 04. Feb 2010 01:54 AM

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list shadowstorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Shadow Copy Storage association
For volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{0213ef56-08ad-11dd-90d8-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Storage volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{0213ef56-08ad-11dd-90d8-806e6f6e69
63}\
Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 990.438 MB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 1.172 GB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 11.179 GB


C:\Windows\system32>

..that what you were looking for? unless im wrong it looks like it iisnt that :(

thanks :)

have been running disk cleanup a lot, the space seems to be slowly going back down..


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.