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Old 01-12-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
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I just reinstalled Vista w/sp1 on my friend's problematic laptop. I'm getting the low disk space warning pertaining to the 14.6 GB recovery partition. I'm trying to clean it up but it only shows about 5 GB of folders even with show hidden folders checked.
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Are you saveing anything to that D partition?

To see what is taking space try Space Sniffer

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:26 PM   #3
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Contents of Recovery partition,
$RECYCLE.BIN - Empty
Dell - 4.54 GB
"User-PC - Empty
Program Files - 6.62 MB
Program Data - Empty
sources - 1.09 MB
System Volume Inform... - Empty
Tools - 1.50 MB
Users - Empty
Windows - 41.7 MB
DFR74A2.tmp - Empty
MediaID.bin - 528 bytes

Allocation shows 4.87 MB space free on 14.6 GB partition.
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No reason to get a low disk space warning on a drive you are not using . . and it has 30% or so free. When do you get that warning?
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Is the Computer name User-PC?

Is User-PC a folder? Did you double click it and look inside, or just hover the mouse and the tool tip says it's empty?
If you double click it do you get an Access Denied message?

That looks like you've setup the Builtin System Backup which will default to the D: drive. The folder it creates has permissions set so you can't access it, and will show as empty in the tool tip, even if it has several GB of data.

Switch the View to Details, and sort by date, see when those folders were created. Post a screen shot if you wish.

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Thanks Outcaste, you're spot on. I just deleted the offending files and freed up 9.1 GB.
I see you are a local boy, "Go Ducks". Hope you avoided yesterday's black ice.
Thanks again...
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