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    I was just working on a project, and now, all of a sudden, my disk is showing as FULL. I did a file search and nothing seems out of the ordinary or new.

    What can this be,, and how what can I do to fix it?

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    Without some more details about what you were doing it is difficult to speculate.

    What programs were running?

    Were you downloading anything?

    Did you somehow create many, many restore points?

    Did you look in normally hidden or inaccessible folders?

    Did you look in the various TEMP folders?

    Is the disk one partition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    Without some more details about what you were doing it is difficult to speculate.

    What programs were running?

    Were you downloading anything?

    Did you somehow create many, many restore points?

    Did you look in normally hidden or inaccessible folders?

    Did you look in the various TEMP folders?

    Is the disk one partition?

    Joe
    Joe:

    The disk is one partition;
    I believe I checked the TEMP folders;
    I *think* I checked all the hidden etc. folders (I normally have these all "turned on" anyway);
    I did 't check the restore points, but will;
    No downloads;
    Running Word 2010, IE * and Firefox. at the time of the "crash"

    Just ran a chkdsk, and no errors were found.
    Just checked and no restore points are listed.

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    Maybe try using SpaceSniffer to find out where the space is being used.
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    Chuck,
    Hello.. or this one (free) http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/ treesize ...Also check "Hiberfil"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rui Ribeiro View Post
    Maybe try using SpaceSniffer to find out where the space is being used.
    Cool little app
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Rossmere View Post
    Cool little app
    Glad you enjoyed it . It's a cool way to see what's taking up your disk space.
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    WinDirStat (http://windirstat.info/) is another app that will give a nice graphical view of disk usage.

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    Thanks all for the suggestions.

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    I had a friend that told me he deleted his page file and his hard drive then filled up to capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jascarlin View Post
    I had a friend that told me he deleted his page file and his hard drive then filled up to capacity.
    That's weird! I couldn't find any reason at all, so I copied off all my data and restored a backup.

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    Did you use any of the tools mentioned to see what was taking so much room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    Did you use any of the tools mentioned to see what was taking so much room?

    Joe
    Joe, yes, I took a look with "Space Sniffer", and saw nothing even remotely suspicious. I had to get back going, so I restored from a backup and then did a full AV scan. Dunno what that was, but it was sudden, so it may have been a bug of some sort.

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