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Lost over 3 gig after defragging!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Brian, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Brian

    Brian Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    I just cleaned up my disk (a weekly habit) and was left with 13.6 gig of
    free space on drive C, which is the average free space I have had since
    installing Windows 7.

    Then I remembered that I hadn't defragged the drive, so I did that using
    Windows 7's native defragging utility. It took about an hour to do the job,
    and now the free space on drive C shows to be 10.3 gig!

    where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.

    Regards,

    Brian
     
  2. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Brian wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I just cleaned up my disk (a weekly habit) and was left with 13.6 gig of
    > free space on drive C, which is the average free space I have had since
    > installing Windows 7.
    >
    > Then I remembered that I hadn't defragged the drive, so I did that using
    > Windows 7's native defragging utility. It took about an hour to do the
    > job, and now the free space on drive C shows to be 10.3 gig!
    >
    > where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Brian

    OMG
    You did a defrag when there is an almost full moon.
     
  3. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "Brian" <no@email.com> wrote in message
    news:hoqba5$o1t$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I just cleaned up my disk (a weekly habit) and was left with 13.6 gig of
    > free space on drive C, which is the average free space I have had since
    > installing Windows 7.
    >
    > Then I remembered that I hadn't defragged the drive, so I did that using
    > Windows 7's native defragging utility. It took about an hour to do the
    > job, and now the free space on drive C shows to be 10.3 gig!
    >
    > where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Brian


    System Restore stole it.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  4. gry-lion

    gry-lion Flightless Bird

    "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
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    > "Brian" <no@email.com> wrote in message
    > news:hoqba5$o1t$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I just cleaned up my disk (a weekly habit) and was left with 13.6 gig of
    >> free space on drive C, which is the average free space I have had since
    >> installing Windows 7.
    >>
    >> Then I remembered that I hadn't defragged the drive, so I did that using
    >> Windows 7's native defragging utility. It took about an hour to do the
    >> job, and now the free space on drive C shows to be 10.3 gig!
    >>
    >> where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Brian

    >
    > System Restore stole it.
    > --
    >
    >
    > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >
    >



    It hid behind the recycle bin
     
  5. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:54:40 -0400, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >Brian wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I just cleaned up my disk (a weekly habit) and was left with 13.6 gig of
    >> free space on drive C, which is the average free space I have had since
    >> installing Windows 7.
    >>
    >> Then I remembered that I hadn't defragged the drive, so I did that using
    >> Windows 7's native defragging utility. It took about an hour to do the
    >> job, and now the free space on drive C shows to be 10.3 gig!
    >>
    >> where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Brian

    >OMG
    >You did a defrag when there is an almost full moon.


    Aren't you the guy who hates non-serious replies? ;-)
     
  6. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Char Jackson wrote:
    > On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:54:40 -0400, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >> Brian wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> I just cleaned up my disk (a weekly habit) and was left with 13.6 gig of
    >>> free space on drive C, which is the average free space I have had since
    >>> installing Windows 7.
    >>>
    >>> Then I remembered that I hadn't defragged the drive, so I did that using
    >>> Windows 7's native defragging utility. It took about an hour to do the
    >>> job, and now the free space on drive C shows to be 10.3 gig!
    >>>
    >>> where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >>>
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Brian

    >> OMG
    >> You did a defrag when there is an almost full moon.

    >
    > Aren't you the guy who hates non-serious replies? ;-)
    >

    Nope:))
     
  7. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "gry-lion" <grylion@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
    > news:-uidneKvjOP9Iy3WnZ2dnUVZ_u6dnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >> "Brian" <no@email.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hoqba5$o1t$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> I just cleaned up my disk (a weekly habit) and was left with 13.6 gig of
    >>> free space on drive C, which is the average free space I have had since
    >>> installing Windows 7.
    >>>
    >>> Then I remembered that I hadn't defragged the drive, so I did that using
    >>> Windows 7's native defragging utility. It took about an hour to do the
    >>> job, and now the free space on drive C shows to be 10.3 gig!
    >>>
    >>> where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >>>
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Brian

    >>
    >> System Restore stole it.
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > It hid behind the recycle bin


    The difference being I was serious.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Flightless Bird

    "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
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    snip
    >> where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Brian

    >
    > System Restore stole it.
    > --
    >
    >


    And the Oscar goes to... MJMIII

    You were right, it was system restore. After deleting the restore points
    (except the last one) the free space is back to 13+ gig.

    Thank you,
     
  9. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "Brian" <no@email.com> wrote in message
    news:hotpqm$ikj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
    > news:-uidneKvjOP9Iy3WnZ2dnUVZ_u6dnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >
    > snip
    >>> where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >>>
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Brian

    >>
    >> System Restore stole it.
    >> --
    >>
    >>

    >
    > And the Oscar goes to... MJMIII
    >
    > You were right, it was system restore. After deleting the restore points
    > (except the last one) the free space is back to 13+ gig.
    >
    > Thank you,


    You're welcome. I'd take a bow, but around here that could be dangerous.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  10. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 17:38:05 -0400, MJMIII wrote:

    > "Brian" <no@email.com> wrote in message
    > news:hotpqm$ikj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
    >> news:-uidneKvjOP9Iy3WnZ2dnUVZ_u6dnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>
    >> snip
    >>>> where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >>>>
    >>>> Regards,
    >>>>
    >>>> Brian
    >>>
    >>> System Restore stole it.
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> And the Oscar goes to... MJMIII
    >>
    >> You were right, it was system restore. After deleting the restore points
    >> (except the last one) the free space is back to 13+ gig.
    >>
    >> Thank you,

    >
    > You're welcome. I'd take a bow, but around here that could be dangerous.


    Just back up to the wall first - should be safe.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  11. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:56wzu69vb7ml.1oy3dimizrttl.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 17:38:05 -0400, MJMIII wrote:
    >
    >> "Brian" <no@email.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hotpqm$ikj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:-uidneKvjOP9Iy3WnZ2dnUVZ_u6dnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>
    >>> snip
    >>>>> where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Regards,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Brian
    >>>>
    >>>> System Restore stole it.
    >>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> And the Oscar goes to... MJMIII
    >>>
    >>> You were right, it was system restore. After deleting the restore points
    >>> (except the last one) the free space is back to 13+ gig.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you,

    >>
    >> You're welcome. I'd take a bow, but around here that could be dangerous.

    >
    > Just back up to the wall first - should be safe.


    "should" ain't good enough!
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  12. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 21:07:53 -0400, MJMIII wrote:

    > "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:56wzu69vb7ml.1oy3dimizrttl.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 17:38:05 -0400, MJMIII wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Brian" <no@email.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:hotpqm$ikj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:-uidneKvjOP9Iy3WnZ2dnUVZ_u6dnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>>
    >>>> snip
    >>>>>> where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Regards,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Brian
    >>>>>
    >>>>> System Restore stole it.
    >>>>> --
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> And the Oscar goes to... MJMIII
    >>>>
    >>>> You were right, it was system restore. After deleting the restore points
    >>>> (except the last one) the free space is back to 13+ gig.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you,
    >>>
    >>> You're welcome. I'd take a bow, but around here that could be dangerous.

    >>
    >> Just back up to the wall first - should be safe.

    >
    > "should" ain't good enough!


    Such a wimp!

    Or is it a sign of your superior intelligence?

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  13. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:8we2xjxlwnvq.ekyoieyoim3z.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 21:07:53 -0400, MJMIII wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> You're welcome. I'd take a bow, but around here that could be
    >>>> dangerous.
    >>>
    >>> Just back up to the wall first - should be safe.

    >>
    >> "should" ain't good enough!

    >
    > Such a wimp!
    >
    > Or is it a sign of your superior intelligence?


    If you insist.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  14. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Brian wrote:
    > "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
    > news:-uidneKvjOP9Iy3WnZ2dnUVZ_u6dnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >
    > snip
    >>> where did the 3.3 gig go? I have never seen this before.
    >>>
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Brian

    >>
    >> System Restore stole it.
    >> --
    >>
    >>

    >
    > And the Oscar goes to... MJMIII
    >
    > You were right, it was system restore. After deleting the restore points
    > (except the last one) the free space is back to 13+ gig.
    >
    > Thank you,


    Thank you for the solution report.
     

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