10GB went missing

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#1

I was extracting a .rar file that was about 183 MB, it must of been extremely compressed or something went wrong. About half way through my computer warns me of low disk space, I had over 10GB left when i started and it was now at 300MB.

So I canceled the extraction at the half way point, only I didn’t get the space back, didn’ t get anything back really. The folder WinRar was extracting to had two pictures in it, deleted those and the folder.

Did a search that turned up nothing, defraged the drive, error checked it all that gave me back about 100MB.

So what happened? there some 10GB folder hidden somewhere?


#2

Look in the Temp folder sometimes windows hides stuff in there. :iagree:


#3

Do a search for files over 2 GB and track them down


#4

I think this has to do with windows reserving space for itself. I don’t remember how to recover it though :doh:


#5

Checked the temp folder C:\Windows\Temp that one right? or there some other one? nothing.

Did a search and nothing out of the usual turned up.


#6

Did you check the box under Explorer/Tools to view Hidden Files ?


#7

[QUOTE=Ultron;2484808]Checked the temp folder C:\Windows\Temp that one right? or there some other one? .[/QUOTE]This is not the only one since each user has its own temp directory.
Click “Run”, then type “%temp%” (without the quotes), hit Enter.

Michael


#8

I don’t know what happened, checked my disc space and it was sitting at 300MB or so, went and watched a movie, and now i have 43GB free. Delayed response to something? I just hope I’m not back here in a few days after finding out some of my stuff went missing.