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 Post subject: Running Out of HDD Space
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Both SpaceSniffer and WinDirStat is reporting 30GB of "unknown" space under C:\. After reading other posts, I checked the system restore point using vssadmn. Max is set at 6 GB. I used CCleaner to clean up the drive. I am using Vista Home Premium.

How can I recover the space? Thanks for your help.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:46 pm 
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Look for a hidden folder called C:\RRBackups and delete any backup files in it. Alternately you should be able to go into the rescue and recovery program and delete backups from there.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:32 am 
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Thanks for the reply. I did not, however, set up auto backup, and there is no hidden folder with RRbackup name. In fact, none of the hidden folders have anywhere close to 30 GB of files!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:00 am 
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Is there a recovery partition on this drive?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:09 am 
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Sorry for the delay in replying ... I was traveling.

Yes there is a recovery partition on the hard drive.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:05 am 
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What is the size of the recovery partition? If you go into disk management it should tell you.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:45 pm 
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Harryc wrote:
Look for a hidden folder called C:\RRBackups and delete any backup files in it. Alternately you should be able to go into the rescue and recovery program and delete backups from there.

Harry, many thanks! Helped on R61 and with removing 5 backups thru R&R console, I've gained a whooping 60 GB.

tags: unknown disk space (not yet scanned) space sniffer missing hdd space


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If you have system restore enabled, that can take a big chunk of space too.

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