So my Windows 7 OS (title accidentally said OC) is on an 119GB Corsair SSD.
This last weekend I was cleaning it up, updating spyware definitions, etc. when I noticed that a phantom file of some sort decided to take all the extra space on the SSD. I had 40GB or so of free space and after doing disk cleanups i found that the SSD was reporting 20GB free space... then minutes later 10GB...then 5..then 3.8 then 2.55GB free space.
There have been no added files or programs to the SSD and there is nothing showing as being a new or changed large file added. Everything I had before is still there and no different than before.
I also noticed that if I deleted files and programs from the SSD it still reported no change or reported less space available than before.
So there is about 40GB that disappeared (showing as being full/used), but there is nothing to show for it.
I've ran multiple Virus checks and eliminated any malware as well as defragged all my drives. Nothing on the radar!