Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
do a search for tmp files woukd be a good start, secondly, try and find a free program that shows your hard disk as an image. This will physically show the space taken up. I used to have one for PC, so they are available free. I have one for my mac now also
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21592 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1718 times:
Under MacOS, you can have the total size of all directories displayed in the file list view and then "drill down" into any implausibly big ones... Maybe the Windows explorer allows a similar tactic.
- Hidden temp files?
- Virtual memory swap files?
- Erroneously reserved space that isn´t actually used for files? (Disk checking tools should find that.)
- Extreme case: A dying harddisk losing large amounts of bad sectors? (Not very likely.)
Jaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
Finally sorted.. just done a few other Norton scans, then found out what the main problem was. 3GB of music that had been copied and pasted to another folder - probably by my dad when he came round the other night and started messing! Ahh well