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Hard Disk Capacity Decreased after Defragmentation

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    Hard Disk Capacity Decreased after Defragmentation


    Hello and nice day to all

    Have any of you mate encountered or experienced a significant decreased in your hard disk capacity after defragmentation?

    Last night, i used AVG Defrag tool, before that I still have +103GB free space, but today, i suddenly noticed that I ONLY HAVE 65GB free space. I did not install anything nor did I do anything else, just the defragmentation last night and turn off my PC.

    Any idea or suggestion or comment of help will be appreciated much.

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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Can you post a picture of your disk management. You probably have to upload it to e.g. TinyPicTinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting and provide the IMG link - since you are new on the forum.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    A tutorial on adding pictures to posts---

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

    Hope this helps.
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    A tutorial on adding pictures to posts---

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

    Hope this helps.
    I am not sure whether that works for a brand new member.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    A tutorial on adding pictures to posts---

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

    Hope this helps.
    I am not sure whether that works for a brand new member.
    Just thought I would provide it for future use.
    It took me a while to figure it out with help from Brink.
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    is this the disk mgt.


    Click image for larger version
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    There is nothing unusual that can be seen in the Disk Management. Run this program and see whether you discover any unusual files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    There is nothing unusual that can be seen in the Disk Management. Run this program and see whether you discover any unusual files.
    just downloaded, and running the windirstat.

    i was told that defragmenting is supposed to free up space., but i just tried again before this, another defragmentation and now the free space DROPPED BY to 53.0GB from the above of 55GB. I scanned by bitdefender and no unusual was found, but any idea why is this happening?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you noticed an increase in the number of restore points ?

    Some programs create restore points automatically when defragmenting, thus decreasing disk space.
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    i think i will just have to do a system restore. thanks.
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