Lost more than 40GB HD space

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Microsoft Windows
1. I have one HD on my laptop (C). it's size is 100GB HD (Laptop). 2. When I check the properties of C it shows me 10GB free (meaning I'm using 90GB) 3. When I enter C, select all files and folders and check the properties (after going to folder option and enable viewing hidden folders and system files) it gets to about 50GB (meaning i can't access about 40GB) 4. I've deleted all temporay files, and system backups, so this is not the issue 5. how can I get to the lost 40GB?

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have you looked in disk managent to see if you have multiple partitions on the same disk?

10:11, 8 October 2008 (CDT)10:11, 8 October 2008 (CDT)10:11, 8 October 2008 (CDT)10:11, 8 October 2008 (CDT)~
(From LoneWolfBW)

You may want to have a look in the Recycler. I say this, because when I took over my current job, one of our servers was idle and not patched, and not firewalled. I noticed an almost 900GB discrepancy in what was clearly being used, and what was available.

I dug around, and then I noticed that the Recycler (hidden normally) had folders tucked inside it, with almost a Terabyte of foreign-dubbed DVD rips. I ended up tracking the culprit to an ISP overseas that had apparently hacked the box and was using it for remote storage.

So dig around more, someone may have hidden some files in some unlikely places on that box.

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