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windows server 2012 r2 VM disk size RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I have a VM running under Hyper-V 2012
    VM Os : Windows server 2012 R2 with all updates installed.
    Disk Size is 275 GB with 42 GB free.
    SQL server 2012 is installed on this VM. Data size about 35 GB
    I have checked the total file size of all files and directories including hidden system files and I have access to users directories 
    I get a total of 54 GB that includes also pagefile.sys (7.5 GB)
    Chkdsk has found no problems.
    Disk space optimization is 100% on both partitions.
    Disk cleanup tools has found about 2.4 GB (including system files)
    Indexing service is not running. (no windows.edb).
    VM disk type: Dynamically expanding virtual hard disk
    VHDX file size 257 GB

    How can I find who is talking about 210 GB of data and clear it?


    Itamar

    Thursday, July 6, 2017 11:41 AM

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  • Hi,

    On the the better programs for this is Windirstat. we used it a lote for this kind of issues

    https://windirstat.net/

    Reminder that this is not microsoft software so there are no gureantees. 


    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:00 AM
  • You don't have access to all files and folders in OS, even you're admin. You have to use third-party apps to achieve this goal. WinDirStat (as noticed above) or TreeSizeFree. Run it as administrator.
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:11 AM
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