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    Default OS SSD acting weird?

    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.

    Any ideas?

    I've ran multiple Virus checks and eliminated any malware as well as defragged all my drives. Nothing on the radar!

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    Default Re: OS SSD acting weird?

    Changed the title for you. That really IS a weird problem. I haven't encounted that one before.

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    gracias..

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    Default Re: OS SSD acting weird?

    empty the trash

    Can you sort files by last modified?

    de fragging an ssd sounds so wrong
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    Default Re: OS SSD acting weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    empty the trash

    Can you sort files by last modified?

    de fragging an ssd sounds so wrong
    I emptied the trash and ran CCleaner - each time CCleaner get rid of about 500MB of data and then it comes back in multiples.
    Also updated registry and defragged that.

    I will check on the "last modified" and see what happens there, thanks for the tip.

    as far as defregging and SSD, I do it occasionally though some info out there says not to.

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    You shouldn't defrag an SSD

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    I suspect that one of your programs is not a genuine copy but a cracked version or one downloaded from a questionable source.

    I shall not ask outright but you will likely know the answer to this although I realise you might just be the victim of poor selection when sourcing stuff via google.

    I shall point you at a thread and I suggest that you read the whole thing without trying to follow any steps taken, then ask yourself....

    Would it be quicker and easier to re-install this disk or to clean out the problem.

    SSD space is disappearing. Troublshooted almost everything already. Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

    As for de-fragging an ssd ....don't..... it just uses up write cycles and even when done by the best programs will only gain you maybe 5% for a shed load of write (hours)
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    I look forward to seeing the final resolution to this. Very interesting stuff.

    The only time I have seen dummy files like this is when they are intentionally made for creating certain backup copies of Console games. Those were clearly visible unlike your reported issues. I used a dummy file for one more reason but I can not remember why at the moment.
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    Default Re: OS SSD acting weird?

    I wonder if you attached another drive to this, would it start to lose space too?

    It sounds like malware of some sort.

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    Default Re: OS SSD acting weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    I wonder if you attached another drive to this, would it start to lose space too?

    It sounds like malware of some sort.
    Sure dose.I have never heard of this happening before.

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    Default Re: OS SSD acting weird?

    Very weird problem, never heard of something similar. I have read all post from link Grumpy posted, and the funny thing was that the problem was with pirated software. I can only guess the same thing here (an cracked program or crack itself installed some kind of malware that "eating" free disk space).
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    Default Re: OS SSD acting weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiki007 View Post
    Very weird problem, never heard of something similar. I have read all post from link Grumpy posted, and the funny thing was that the problem was with pirated software. I can only guess the same thing here (an cracked program or crack itself installed some kind of malware that "eating" free disk space).
    I agree if anything start with a clean reinstall of the OS to see if it gets rid of the problem

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    dbs.thumbs will sometimes multiply like this
    there was a visionare scaner i had that made the referance thumbs populate like rabitts
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