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Windows Vista Complete Backup is wasting my hard disk space RRS feed

  • Question

  • Ok, I have an external hard drive where I back up my PC to. I'm running Vista Business at the moment. Now, whenever I run the Complete Back up utility, everything goes fine, the back up completes successfully.

    However, when I look at how much space is available on my hard disk and compare it to the size of the files that are on the hard disk, there is about 20gb of "used" space. I have no idea where it has gone. I have about 90gb of files but it's saying i've used about 110gb.

    If I completely reformat the drive properly, everything is fine, the space is recovered but I'm looking for an alternative to reformatting the drive.
    Friday, December 7, 2007 10:27 PM