Windows 10: i lost huge chunk of memory on disk C

  1.    29 Oct 2016 #1

    i lost huge chunk of memory on disk C

    I tried to execute copying a recent ISO file from macrium to dvd rw disc..and somehow lost a lot of memory on C..what happened? and now trying to find cause on own but cant.. I need that back.

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  2.    29 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, to find where your space has gone you could try a program called Windirstat which helps to visually identify how your disk space is used both as a tree and a cushion map. But you seem to have plenty of space on C:.

    Others suggest a program called Treesize.
    More here:
    Best Free Disk Space Analyzer | Gizmo's Freeware
    The 10 Best Free Tools to Analyze Hard Drive Space on Your Windows PC

    Sorting by date may also help.

    I assume by
    copying a recent ISO file from macrium to dvd rw disc
    you mean you burnt the ISO to the disk... copying it - i.e. writing it as a data file will not make a bootable disk from the iso if that's what you were trying to do.

    If you were trying to create Macrium's boot disk, run Macrium and select the appropriate option.
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  3.    29 Oct 2016 #3

    looking at treesize free..i don't know which file can be deleted to get back lost memory..
    maybe something in this section? if I could find lost memory.. memory went down right after tried to burn that iso file..i think I made a boo-boo somewhere
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    ok strike that...I ran wise disk cleaner as I normally do everyday, and it found over 15GB of junk..and now memory has been reclaimed! that was scary..i hate to lose memory

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