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System Volume Information in My Hard Drive

  1. #1


    Denpasar, Bali - Indonesia
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 with Media Center

    System Volume Information in My Hard Drive


    Hi, i'm new in this forum. I have a problem with Sytem Volume Information in my Drive D: (239GB), enlarged from 5GB to 60GB (Check from My Defrag). and the free space down from 113 GB to 51 GB. I don't know how it works, it happen when my System is under Automatic Maintenance (in Windows 8). anyone can help with my problem ?. I want to save my disk space. I have check my disk using CHKDSK. i found error, and fix that. I check again, and found no Problems.Click image for larger version

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Looks like you have all kinds of stuff resident on that drive; yes? However, I don't understand why you have a program files directory on that drive since C appears to have the OS installed. I also see that you are storing backups on your D drive and you have an additional backup folder as well. So, I am a bit perplexed by the contents of your D drive and (exactly) what you are doing with it. With that said, the only thing I can recommend is to download a free utility that will give you a "tree-view" of that drive and you can delete any large files that are unnecessary. I use the portable "Get Folder Size" or you can install "Folder Size" (from sourceforge) which gives you a pop-up view of your folder sizes as you navigate thru explorer. Good luck
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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is not really a problem per se.. That is, it may be a problem for you, but it's not abnormal.

    First, there are a number of files on the disk that are not visible in Explorer under normal conditions. You have to enable hidden files, and enable operating system hidden files. These files can be things like swap files, restore points, file version histories, etc.. Because these folders are also configured so only the system can access them, trying to get the contents of these folders doesn't work either.

    Download WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics and use that to gauge your disk usage.
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    Denpasar, Bali - Indonesia
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 with Media Center


    I Think I've found who use my Disk Space. This.....Click image for larger version
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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yep, those are the files I was referring to. You can move the slider to reduce the number of files kept (although that also reduces the amount of data that can be recovered).
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    my max usage is only set to about 7 gigs ,and i never set it, so that must be a windows default setting , why yours is set so high im not sure
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    I always turn off system restore for data drives as there's nothing needed to be protected that way there. As the matter of fact Win8 never activated it, only the system drive that is an SSD and because of that I turned it off myself. Maximum memory is also turned off and it runs all 8 GB, when activated it also shows all the 8GB by default.
    Also noticed that a lot of programs make a restore point when installed and uninstallers make a restore point too every time I uninstall something and when installing and uninstalling a lot it tends to eat up a lot of space. I make the system backup regularly and damn the torpedoes. I do not store any data on system drive and if something goes wrong it's easy to get everything as it was before.
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