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my hard drive is full, how do I get rid of program

Question: my hard drive is full, how do I get rid of program

Hi I heard some time, but forgot its name, probably a few of them around, I want to be able to see exactly whats using up the space so I can get rid of the programs that I do use of need.Can anyone help.CheersPhil

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Preferred Solution: my hard drive is full, how do I get rid of program

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: my hard drive is full, how do I get rid of program

Personally, I use Easycleaner [ click here ] this is freeware, but will work if you do not want to pay a subscription.It's also a good registry cleaner/duplicate file cleaner/etc. as well as a pie chart so you can see what is taking up space on your drive or in folders.HTHPaul

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Hello, have been searching the net for an answer to this question with no satisfactory answers.

System details,
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2,4GHz
2GB Ram
500GB Packard Bell External Hard Drive - USB connection

I have a 500GB external hard-drive and Windows Vista is currently telling me it is full. When I check the hard-drive properties in Explorer it also shows up as very close to full. However when I select all folders on the hard-drive and check properties the size is only approx half. i.e 216GB

The drive system is NTFS and I have made sure in "Folder Options/View" that hidden files and folders are shown.

Does anyone have an idea what this could be ?
 

Answer:Ext Hard Drive Showing Full but actually only half full Vista

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I've got a hard disk in my laptop partitioned into to two.

After a year of good service, my laptop is now, from time to time during use, displaying 'disk full' type messages when trying to save a file (Word) or unzip a file (Winrar) and things like that.

I can still access files on the disk, just not write to it, although the problem when it is occurring seems to be intermittent.

The disks aren't full and have over 10% free. When I restart Windows the problem goes away.

I'm guessing there is something wrong with the disk?

Any ideas on how to check for errors/problems or solve this?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full Message but Disk Not Full

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I earlier posted about the Aspire AST690-UP925A having 250GB hard drive. I since then contacted Aspire chat support. Apparently, not being tech savy we didn't realize 250 gb hard drive only 112 c drive is able to be used, the d data drive holds the programs to run the computer.

I didn't mean can I use the external hard drive internally. I meant, if I hook it up externally would it work in place of the internal hard drive that is nearly full except for around 10 GB?

So, unfortunately the computer isn't as big as you believe. But...I wanted to know if I purchase (I was looking at western digital elements 2TB external hard drive). Can we use it for this computer. It will not run itunes or anything like that, but we can obviously go online.

My brother wants to buy a new computer, but I know that is probably not the way to go. Should we get an internal hard drive installed and other memory or something or can we use the external hard drive?

I would appreciate any informed help on this since we do not no technical info on computers. Can't really afford to buy another computer right now.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Can external hard drive be used for full internal hard drive?

If you want to take out the drive from external hard drive case and install it in your desktop/laptop, then usually you can. Usually external hard drives are just ordinary hard drives accompanied by some extra controller to make it able to "talk" via general ports (e.g. USB). However I am not familiar with digital elements 2TB , so I can not confirm it. But I do have WD external drive, which I had positively confirm that its real drive is just ordinary hard drive.

Note that if you decide to do this, I suggest to find experience people to work on extracting the drive. If you do it yourself you will risk to damage it, and you don't want that since usually opening the closure means voiding the warranty.
 

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My hdd holds 72gigs, but I downloaded a movie that took up the rest on it and when I went to delete the movie it wont let me. Also tried to remove programs that were over 1gb and they were removed, but my hdd still says free space:0MB. I have deleted over 5gbs of programs and still no change even after restarting winsxp many times. I ran hijackthis and would like someone to look through it and tell me any files that I could remove. Thanks in advance!
Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security Analyzer
Scan saved at 6:06:38 PM, on 7/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.0 (7.0.5730.13)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Instant Restore\BOTService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\idt\wdm\stacsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Disaster Recovery\SaibSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\AESTFltr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\... Read more

Answer:Hard drive full when not full?

no one can help?
 

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When I bring up 'computer" (Windows + E) I've noticed that the bar graph showing how relatively full an external hard drive is is colored blue-green. But whenever there is less than 10 percent of the drive space free that bar turns red.

That made some sense for a drive with a few hundred gigabytes (although I don't understand the technical reasons) because I assume there needs to be a minimum amount of free space for the system to be able to do whatever manipulation of those files might be required, such as defragmenting the drive (something I've never done in decades).

However with a 4 terabyte drive the system says it is over 90 percent full when there is still over 350 gigabytes still available. That's a huge amount of space, as big as some drive C's on some computers, so I've been ignoring the red bar, but still keeping an eye on those hard drives that have it.

Does anyone have information on how much space should really be left unused on a hard drive? I hate to overfill a drive, yet also don't see the point in pulling a drive for storage with 200 or 300 gigabytes still available on it. Any advice (with sound reasons) appreciated.

Answer:How full is too full for a hard drive?

Defrag is done automatically when the PC is idle in Windows 7, you can also start it manually of course.

There is a tutorial or some such I remember seeing here to adjust when the bar turns red. I will try to find it.

Edit: Here it is low disc space partition color

It is not exactly setting the %, but disabling the coloring all together though. Can't find an exact answer to your question though. See if you will like the above solution.

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Hi, I have a question about what XP might do in the event that the C: drive gets absolutely maxed out.For a while now I've just been dumping crap onto my 80GB Seagate C: drive, and a few days ago I realized that there was less than 1GB of space left.  I planned on reformatting this drive in the next week or so, so I didn't pay much attention.Then last night it was, I kid you not, down to 38.5MB of free space.  I was in the midst of downloading the new Ubuntu release (to a different drive, because I knew I didn't have the space for it on C:) when I went to bed.  However, when I woke up this morning, I discovered that I had also been downloading two other files (which had been in progress for several days, hence my having forgotten about them), which WERE going to C:, and the C: drive suddenly had 1.04GB of free space.What is XP's protocol when a hard drive reaches absolute max capacity?  I'm hoping that it hasn't deleted anything that I'm attached to, but I honestly don't know where to start looking first.thanks in advance for your time and any insight you can offerRojer

Answer:hard drive full, next day less full

Normally you get a popup on the screen saying your drive is full. I have seen computers reboot when the drive is full.

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Ok I have a 120Gb SSD as my C drive, for the Windows and Program files while all my data are stored on 2Tb HD (D drive). Yet I'm now getting the warning that my C drive is 90% full.

When I look into it, the biggest folder is my own personal folder, which comes out to 60+Gb. Once I clicked into it, it's got a "links" folder (which again, is 60+Gb in size). Within the "links" folder, I have the following shortcuts:

Desktop
Downloads
iCloud Photos
Library
Receipts or Invoices
Recent Places
Recorded TV

Notice that Library shortcut & Receipts or Invoices shortcut both got a Folder icon w/ Arrow. Once I click into it, I'll be on my D drive. Funny enough these directories in my D drive would make up about 60Gb in total!!! So are the 'links' not properly setup hence I'm having problem like this? Any idea? Tx in advance.

Answer:C: Drive nearing full when it's containing ONLY program files...

Did you check the size of other folders?
Also to make sure that you can make optimal use of your SSD, reduce the space allocated for recycle bin.
Right click on Recycle Bin and click on 'Properties'. Now reduce the size allocated to Recycle Bin by C: drive.
Also you can either turn off system restore for SSD and enable it on 2TB HDD, or you may reduce the storage size allocated to system restore by C: drive.

You can execute the following command in Elevated CMD
vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all

make a restore point after executing this command as above command will delete all the restore points.

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Hi all, I purchased a external drive to back up files on our desktop and laptops. I am looking for easy way to do this, do I do all files or do I have to go into all of them one at a time. I say this because one laptop is my daughters, can I just send all her pic and music files all at once. Our main computer(desktop)is windows vista, everyday it's getting louder and louder and each morning its shows a message says configuring and it's like counting down. This takes long time. I looked at the space left. It shows space available on (c) and on d it's full which is recovery so I don't have a clue how files got on there. My hubby doesn't know much about even getting on computer, but when he does it seems something goes wrong. I want to clean up and get rid of files so my son who's 11 can use it for games. It's so slow and I don't want to delete wrong things.  From reading here and just knowing not to delete recovery. How do I clear out space on D...I tried opening some files on it but they all seem to do with the windows system. What can I do with my desktop ?And is it possible to clear out all files from laptop...it is about 5 yrs old...and she has alot of music and pics on there..just wondering if it's worth time to clean out the files. It takes forever to get online and when we do its so slow. Hope I'm not sounding to confusing.any suggestionstygreat site so far

Answer:need help with using external hard drive also my recovery drive(d)showing full?

Welcome!Computer Hope is the number one location for free computer help. The forum will help everyone with all computer questions. You have presented more that one issue. The forum will help you, but some detail is needed. What OS are you using?  What make and model of eternal drive do you use?The proper way to remove programs is in the con control  panel. But Music and pictures files can be copied to a CD-R or DVD-R and removed from the computer. The external drive can also be used to transport files from on PC to another. But using DVD-R or CD-R is preferable. The best use of an external drive is to make a backup of the operating system and programs.Avoid putting files on the recovery partition.

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I have an HP laptop and windows 7. The recovery d drive is almost full. It is storing program files (86) which consists of an 'Adobe' folder and when I click on that it lists my Adobe CS3 and Adobe bridge etc. a 'recovery' folder and' HP_WSD. dat' and 'HPSF_ Rep' are also listed on the drive.

I have an external drive where I hope I have backed up my files following the back-up procedure. When I look at the is lists 'SHAZ HP', Windowsimagebackup and mediaID.bin

MY 2 QUESTIONS ARE: Can I delete what is on the recovery d drive and do I appear to have backed up properly on the external drive.

any help much appreciated

Answer:Recovery d drive storing program files (86) and is almost full.

Why are you installing programs to D: drive?
& not C: drive.

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I have a hard drive that showed no free space before taking it out of the desktop, this is a no name, custom built unit. I wanted to take data off of the hard drive to free up some space, but when I installed it into another unit, it's telling me "do you want to format" this hard drive. I cannot view the HD other than to see that it's full to capacity. Can I mount a full hard drive and make space without losing data. What if I partition the HD, I guess all the data will be lost? Have you used any third party software that really recovers data from a recently formatted HD? How do I know that my hard drive has crashed? What are the symptoms?
 

Answer:Full Hard Drive or Crashed Hard Drive

Sounds like the drive was moved to a PC using a different OS or the drive has become corrupted.

You can test the HDD using the drive manufacturers disk tools. Run the short and long test. If there are no errors, the drive is most likely fine.

I've had good luck with Partition Table Doctor on corrupt drives and Easeus Data Recovery for data recovery.
 

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My daughter's PC has an 8.4GB HDD which is almost full, I have bought a 20GB disk, which I have set up as the slave, to replace it, as I want to transfer everything across to that disk. Having studied this forum it seemed that Drive Image 7.0 would be the easiest solution, but I don't seem to be having much success as the PC now won't boot - something to do with the PQRE but it's all a bit beyond me! I have loaded XP PRO on to the new HDD, can I just drag across the programmes that I want and load any programmes that I have the disks for, or is it not that simple? All advice appreciated.

Answer:Best way to copy full hard drive to larger drive?

but I don't seem to be having much success as the PC now won't boot - something to do with the PQRE - Give some more details?can I just drag across the programmes that I want and load any programmes that I have the disks for, or is it not that simple? - you would to reinstall programs.

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On a Windows 7 machine, have the OneDrive and Dropbox folders on a separate 150GB hard drive, E:.  When I open Computer, it says my E drive only has 500MB available, when I highlight everything on the E drive (i have hidden files and system files visible)
and do a properties it only adds up to 65GB of data. 
I ran a chkdsk on E and it didn't find any issues.  How can I reclaim my 85GB (150-65) of "lost" space back?  Or how can I figure out what Windows thinks is using it.

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hi. i have the same problem as a few others here. about a month ago i got a popup stating that i was out of room on c drive. since i've cleared up 4 gigs and still says the disc is full. i've ran the programs and am going to attempt to post the logs. Thanks for the help!
 

Answer:hard drive full when not

here's the other logs. thanks again! Paul
 

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I have a Lenovo Y570 Ideapad with a 750GB Hard Drive. It is stating that I only have 1 GB of free space, when there is only about 60 GB worth of software installed. I am constantly receiving "Low Disk Space" messages, when I should have TONS of free space left. I have done hours upon hours of research trying to figure out what is causing this problem, and cannot seem to find the solution anywhere.Many people who have encountered similar problems have fixed it by disabling Windows Restore and deleting the restore points, etc. This is not the problem for me. I have it entirely disabled and have made sure there are no restore points sitting around. In fact, absolutely NONE of the solutions that have worked for other people have worked for me.I am completely out of ideas. Can somebody with advanced knowledge PLEASE help me? I have no idea what to do anymore and my computer is basically useless in this state.Please, please help me.Btw: I have run TreeSize, Spacesniffer AND WinDirStat (all in Administrator mode) and none of them have been able to identify what is taking up the space. It just shows up as an enormous chunk of "Unknown" space.Below is a screenshot of what I see when running WinDirStat (as administrator). The MASSIVE Yellow chunk is the "Unknown" space that my computer is completely unable to remove/delete or even identify. Thanks in advance to anybody who's able to provide any help! (Edit: And I want to apologize to patio for the pre... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive says it's FULL. It clearly is NOT!

The first thing you want to do is run full scans with BOTH your installed anti virus app and with MalwareBytes.

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I am trying to delete the backup files to recover 40Gb of space on my HDD.  How can I do this?  The files were placed there by the Recovery app from Lenovo.

Answer:X61 Hard Drive is almost full.

go into your start->program -> thinkvantage -> rescue and recovery, you can delete the backup (start from the smallest to the largest files). 

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My hard drive is almost full. There is a section mark "0ther" that is using 46 GB but I'm not sure what it is storing. I thought it may be a backup but rescue and recovery is not showing any saved backups. Using Windows 7. Any suggestions?

Answer:SL 510 Hard Drive almost full

play10us wrote:
 
Any suggestions?

Run
1. disk cleaning software, e.g. CCleaner
2. disk mapping software, e.g. WinDirStat 

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 ???My 40G hard drive has only 5.5 g free and when I have run scan disk in the past it did say I had some bad sectors.  Should I replace (HELP) or can I use an external HDD alongside?  If I use an external alongside can I use the external to load software and do pictures/video transfers or are they only any good for data storage? If I have to replace, is it as straight forward as say a new DVD rewriter that I have just replaced or do I have to give to a shop to do?

Answer:Hard Drive Nearly Full

you can install a second IDE drive - it's fairly straight forward providing you have enough room inside your computer.

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My current hard drive is only 17Gb and is almost full. I am considering adding an additional drive of around 300Gb. My PC is six years old, however, the Motherboard, CPU, Graphics Card and RAM were all upgraded in 2004. Current spec is AMD Athlon XP 2600, 512Mb RAM 128 Mb Graphics Card running with Windows XP OS. I want to retain my original hard drive for the OS and transfer all other files to the new drive. Will the installation of such a large HD be straight forward and will its full capacity be recognised?

Answer:My Hard Drive is almost full

i cant see any reason why it wouldnt be recognised except may be the bios

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Hello, I would like to ask if there is a freeware program on the web to clean up a hard drive. My 37 gig drive has 21 gig on it and for what I use my computer for that is extremely high. If I keep going at this rate I will need a new HD soon!!!

Please help. Thanks in advance.

Beth
 

Answer:Why is my hard drive so full??

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Question: Full Hard drive

I have a laptop that Cdrive shows 109 GB and that 103 GB are used. I ran cdiskreport and it only shows 24 GB. can the rest be in hidden files? I also checked each folder including program files and added up each of the properties and only got about 24 GB. What is using up the space on my hard drive?
 

Answer:Full Hard drive

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Hi
I am new to this forum so please excuse me for the question I am about to ask as I am sure you will find it very simple.

I have a 7 year old Toshiba sattelite with a 55gig hard drive.
When I look at the C drive properties it shows I only have 5 gig free.

Documents and settings show a 40gig usage but I dont know which files I can delete.

How would I find out how to free up some space, I have done a disc clean up and defrag.
Any help appreciated.

Answer:Hard Drive almost full

Third-party applications will probably account for a lot of that used space, so any you do not need can be uninstalled. You can see how much space each is using by looking at the list in "Add & Remove Programs".

You can also regain some space by buying a couple of external hard drives and moving all your data files over to them (documents, pictures, music files etc.). Any new data files you create in future should then be saved on the two external drives instead of the local disk.

I've deliberately advised you to buy two external drives so that you always have two copies of all your data files on separate drives. It's folly to save them on just one drive given that all hard drives will eventually fail no matter how much care you lavish on them.

Another option is to buy a larger-capacity drive for the laptop of course.
Before installing the new drive, use "cloning" software to create an identical mirror image of your existing drive's contents to the new one. When that's done, remove the old drive and install the new one.

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My PC is around 2 years old and has a 53GB drive. This is now showing 50Gb used space.I run a fairly clean machine with only Money, Office, MacAfee protection, Photoshop and 1 game as large applications. Through Explore I cannot find any unusally large folders. Where has all my memory gone? Could it be that my deleted files are not being over written or is a virus involved somewhere?? Help required fast as I keep crashing and I'm sure its the lack of space to blame.

Answer:Full Hard Drive - Why?

This program might be of some helpclick here

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Hi all,

I bought a Western Digital 1TB, Elements Desktop external hard drive. Transferred just shy of 600Gb of music onto it when I first got it, and then pretty much left it alone - played some music off it, but other than that haven't touched it.

Now I can't transfer anything on to it at all, it tells me that the drive is full, despite there being 404 GB of free space.

I have run chkdsk on it (no errors). Checked for fragmentation (perfect). Uninstalled and re-installed the drivers (pointless). Unmounted and re-mounted (running out of ideas).

I downloaded WinDirSat which just shows me that everything is working fine.

It is, for some reason I don't fully understand, set up in FAT32, not NTFS - I have tried using CONVERT H: /fs:ntfs in command prompt to change that - but it hasn't worked, and I have no idea why, or even if that would fix the problem.

Frankly, I am out of ideas and at the end of my tether, I do a lot of video editing, so space is at a premium on my system - that 404GB would be really useful to get back, so if anyone can help me with this problem I would be eternally grateful.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full... only not

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I just reinstalled Windows 10 a week ago, because I was having all kinds of problems with a black screen. Maybe some of you read my post about my old boot disk coming up blank. But now I have the opposite problem: when I installed Windows 7 the second time, I used a different hard drive as my boot disk. Now Windows tells me that my boot disk is 75% full--it has 536 GB used! Checking 'Storage' in settings tells me that 496 GB are consumed by directories classified as 'Other', but the largest have only 1 with more than a GB, most of the rest are less than a MB. Checking the disk for errors finds no problem. Where did my storage go?

Answer:Hard drive is full, but of what?

Have you tried disk cleanup?
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I have a Lenovo Y570 Ideapad with a 750GB Hard Drive. It is stating that I only have 1 GB of free space, when there is only about 60 GB worth of software installed. I am constantly receiving "Low Disk Space" messages, when I should have TONS of free space left. I have done hours upon hours of research trying to figure out what is causing this problem, and cannot seem to find the solution anywhere.Many people who have encountered similar problems have fixed it by disabling Windows Restore and deleting the restore points, etc. This is not the problem for me. I have it entirely disabled and have made sure there are no restore points sitting around. In fact, absolutely NONE of the solutions that have worked for other people have worked for me.I am completely out of ideas. Can somebody with advanced knowledge PLEASE help me? I have no idea what to do anymore and my computer is basically useless in this state. Please, please help me. Edit: Btw, I have run TreeSize, Spacesniffer AND WinDirStat (all in Administrator mode) and none of the 3 programs have been able to identify what is taking up the space. It just shows up as a gigantic chunk of "Unknown" space. message edited by Strype

Answer:Hard Drive says it is FULL. It clearly is NOT!

Do you have Java installed?

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I just reinstalled Windows 10 a week ago, because I was having all kinds of problems with a black screen. Maybe some of you read my post about my old boot disk coming up blank. But now I have the opposite problem: when I installed Windows 7 the second time, I used a different hard drive as my boot disk. Now Windows tells me that my boot disk is 75% full--it has 536 GB used! Checking 'Storage' in settings tells me that 496 GB are consumed by directories classified as 'Other', but the largest have only 1 with more than a GB, most of the rest are less than a MB. Checking the disk for errors finds no problem. Where did my storage go?

Answer:Hard drive is full, but of what?

Have you tried disk cleanup?
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Question: Full hard drive??

I do apologies for not reading through this forum first before asking my question but I'm all read out lol. My problem is I have just installed a second hard drive in my Dell 3000 desktop and and found the hardware and changed the drive letter etc but it's saying I only have 3.0 GB on it and its a small 20 GB hard drive. It was given to me by a friend and said the files needed to be wiped clean. So I formated the hard drive and it still says 17 GB used space.....I'm stumped. Any way to get it back to the full 20 GB?? PLEASE HELP ME lol.

Answer:Full hard drive??

can you not just right click - format?

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Running XP Home Edition on a Dell 2400 Desk Top. 37gig hard drive basicaly full, maybe 50 mb spare. Running defrag shows all fragmented file and not enough turnaround space to de frag. System restore has no room to run. Adaware and Spybot show zero pop ups or anything else for that matter.

Run latest Norton virus checker and get 35 at risk files - none in boot or system. All have ADWARE in the file name, threat or action. Norton WILL NOT remove these threats.

I think these are filling my hard drive. I know that I have less than 6 gig of programs and files.

Ideas on how to fix?

Thanks,
shortcut
 

Answer:37 gig hard drive FULL!

the file ADWARE is a trojan. Since you have no space left, try downloading this program BAZOOKA from http://www.kephyr.com/spyware.
 

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Question: Hard Drive Full???

Before we installed more memory the hard drive was only used up by about 4%. Now it says it is 97% used up and we can't install any programs. Any help.

Answer:Hard Drive Full???

Diadra Kuns......Please describe exactly what you did prior to this happening......Try and be specific.What operating system are you using ? Did you D/l any program updates etc. let us knowdl65  

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Question: Full Hard Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4550 that only has a 30 GB. Needless to say it is full. I have purchased a 250GB external harddrive and I am hoping there is a way to put everything on it and clear up my 30 GB harddrive so my PC will run with its full speed again and I can keep adding music and photos. I have Windows XP. Is it possible to make the 250GB drive my primary drive? Do I have to install Windows on it? Don't know where to start.
 

Answer:Full Hard Drive

You might as well keep using the 30 gig as your primary Windows/Programs HDD, and use your 250 gig HDD solely as a "storage" HDD to put all your files (photos, music, videos, etc.). Its best this way because, in the case something wrong happens with Windows and you have to reformat, you won't have to worry about losing all your files.
 

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hello there Major Geeks... I recently unistalled adobe master suite cs3 plus a few other non related programmes from my pc with Revo uninstaller. My usual practice is to run the uninstallation then run CCleaner afterwards to tidy up everything. When this happened I noticed after CCleaner had run it course( clean up, registry clean up etc) that my tera byte hard drive had become completely full. Now before the unistallation I had around 60% free disk space. I also noticed that adobe acrobat was trying to reinstall after a restart and then I would get an error message from windowsC++ saying that Acrobat had requested an abrupt close. This always happens if I try and open a document in 'my documents'. And that on a few occasions, once I have cancelled the installation of acrobat, that windows explorer crashes and has to restart.
I then used the trial version of tune up utilities 2008. I ran the ''tune up disk explorer' and it reported that the files taking up most he space were mm University work folders and tutorial folders, which equates to around 250gb of storage. in total, I have around 400gb of used space. I then ran the tune up disk doctor. And after a complete analysis at start up, I was able to free up around 150 gb of storage. I then zipped up all my tutorials and videos and was able to free up another 60gb of hard drive space.. I then defragmented the disk(which took 3 days). Great then.. Sorted.. but no.. I ran CCLeaner once more, just the c... Read more

Answer:hard drive is FULL!!!

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hello there Major Geeks... I recently unistalled adobe master suite cs3 plus a few other non related programmes from my pc with Revo uninstaller. My usual practice is to run the uninstallation then run CCleaner afterwards to tidy up everything. When this happened I noticed after CCleaner had run it course( clean up, registry clean up etc) that my tera byte hard drive had become completely full. Now before the unistallation I had around 60% free disk space. I also noticed that adobe acrobat was trying to reinstall after a restart and then I would get an error message from windowsC++ saying that Acrobat had requested an abrupt close. This always happens if I try and open a document in 'my documents'. And that on a few occasions, once I have cancelled the installation of acrobat, that windows explorer crashes and has to restart.
I then used the trial version of tune up utilities 2008. I ran the ''tune up disk explorer' and it reported that the files taking up most he space were mm University work folders and tutorial folders, which equates to around 250gb of storage. in total, I have around 400gb of used space. I then ran the tune up disk doctor. And after a complete analysis at start up, I was able to free up around 150 gb of storage. I then zipped up all my tutorials and videos and was able to free up another 60gb of hard drive space.. I then defragmented the disk(which took 3 days). Great then.. Sorted.. ... Read more

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I have a Lenovo Y570 Ideapad with a 750GB Hard Drive. It is stating that I only have 1 GB of free space, when there is only about 60 GB worth of software installed. I am constantly receiving "Low Disk Space" messages, when I should have TONS of free space left. I have done hours upon hours of research trying to figure out what is causing this problem, and cannot seem to find the solution anywhere.Many people who have encountered similar problems have fixed it by disabling Windows Restore and deleting the restore points, etc. This is not the problem for me. I have it entirely disabled and have made sure there are no restore points sitting around. In fact, absolutely NONE of the solutions that have worked for other people have worked for me.I am completely out of ideas. Can somebody with advanced knowledge PLEASE help me? I have no idea what to do anymore and my computer is basically useless in this state.Please, please help me.Btw: I have run TreeSize, Spacesniffer AND WinDirStat (all in Administrator mode) and none of them have been able to identify what is taking up the space. It just shows up as an enormous chunk of "Unknown" space.

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Question: Full Hard Drive??

On my old ladys computer its saying she has a full hard drive but she doesnt, memory keeps changing also, i have a hijack file log any help would b fantastic thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:07:39 PM, on 13/11/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360 Premier Edition\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Active PC Optimizer\ActivePCOptimizer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SCServer\SCServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltuser.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10i_ActiveX.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ${URL_SEARCHPAGE}
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69... Read more

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Question: hard drive full?

I hope someone can help-I have a wd hardrive 60gb and it sems to be giving me a false reading. It when i put the cursor over it in my computer it shows it as nearly being full. Yet I do not have that much on it-I have office, encarta 2006,nero, anti-virus, adaware, real player, paintshop pro 7, printer utilities, Roxio 8. Also it seems to be very slow, I have tried to defrag and use error check. No joy-anyone got any ideas?TIA-Belcanto

Answer:hard drive full?

When was the last time you cleared out the crap and defragged it?

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AOL Check Up says my Hard Drive is over 85% full, and to get rid of some files. How and which files should I get rid of?
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full

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A pals laptop has ground to a halt and the C Drive properties shows the drive as being completely full. I open Win Explorer and tick 'show hidden files and folders' but I can't find what is chewing it up. There is nothing of massive size. Any ideas? I am suspecting possible Malware but there is no room on the drive to load an anti Malware prog.

Answer:Hard Drive Full?

If you can squeeze WinDirStat on; click here it should show what's eating the hdd. Be careful with the program as you can delete vital system info.Could be a backup program gone a bit haywire?

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My mom has a VAIO (I think) with a C: and D: local disk. The C: drive contains the OS (WindowsXP) and is 15G the D: drive doesn't really have anything on it and is a 20G. The computer is running slow and I'm sure it's because of the virtual memory. There is like 7% of free disk space on C:.

I know we can move photos, text documents, etc., to the D: drive but is there any way to move programs and downloaded files to the D: drive?

If not would it be possible to swap the master/slave configuration and install the OS onto D:? I'm computer impaired so please if you respond be very simplicstic, you won't make feel stupid.

My goal is to free up disk space on the C: and utilize the D: as it's almost empty. I'm hoping I don't have to uninstall and then reinstall the programs.

Thanks very much for any help! I love this forum!!!!!

P.S. A co-worker said I could go to My Computer, properties, then environmental settings and do a Windows Swap. I got to the Environmental Settings but there is nothing there that says Windows swap. Anyone know if this feature exits in XP?

Answer:Hard drive full

Hi there Phoenix45....

Hard drive space and virtual memory are two very different things.

As your system drive is 15GB's, that should be enough for Windows so the first thing i'd recommend is deleting all the cached files in Windows as they can take up a massive amount of space.

You can do this yourself by deleting your cookies, history, temporary internet files, Windows temp folder contents, *username*\Local Settings\Temp folder contents, third party temp/cache files and log files. Or you can do it with tools such as CleanUp!:
http://www.stevengould.org/software/.../download.html

Be sure to read the instructions before running the program as you may lose data you wish to keep.

But back to your goal....you can't really transfer already installed programs from your C drive to your D drive as most would simply not work due to registry conflictions but you can start installing future programs to your D drive.

However, in the meantime...you may find the problem solved by moving photos, videos, my documents contents and other personal files to D and removing the cached files.

Hope that helps :)

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i dont know how to free up hard drive its fully full
 

Answer:hard drive full

is this expected ?
how large is the drive - some manufacturers partition a drive into two sections a C and a D drive - but everything is still saved on the C drive

in windows 7 you can remove unwanted files
start>programs>accessories>system tools>disk cleanup
 

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I have a Lenovo Y570 Ideapad with a 750GB Hard Drive. It is stating that I only have 1 GB of free space, when there is only about 60 GB worth of software installed. I am constantly receiving "Low Disk Space" messages, when I should have TONS of free space left. I have done hours upon hours of research trying to figure out what is causing this problem, and cannot seem to find the solution anywhere.
 
Many people who have encountered similar problems have fixed it by disabling Windows Restore and deleting the restore points, etc. This is not the problem for me. I have it entirely disabled and have made sure there are no restore points sitting around. In fact, absolutely NONE of the solutions that have worked for other people have worked for me.
 
I am completely out of ideas. Can somebody with advanced knowledge PLEASE help me? I have no idea what to do anymore and my computer is basically useless in this state. 
 
Please, please help me. 
 
 
Edit: Btw, I have run TreeSize, Spacesniffer AND WinDirStat (all in Administrator mode). None of the programs are able to indentify what is taking up the space. It just shows up as a gigantic chunk of "Unknown" space. 

Answer:Hard Drive says it's FULL. It is NOT!

I would suggest you try running Scandisk as a slim possibility. In my opinion, it's a 'worst case' scenario, but when a hard drive starts getting bad sector errors, it tends to regard them as unknown, unusable sectors. I doubt it's the cause, but it's an avenue worth ruling out.
Running programs such as "sfc /scannow" at the command prompt, and "chkdsk" will help ensure the hard drive is clear of this.
 
I'm going to assume that the hard drive is not being overused as virtual memory, but can you confirm that you've run an anti-malware program or two, to ensure there's no virus or worm filling the hard drive with useless/hidden junk files? I've had this happen to me on several occasions over the years. The first time was caused by the Love Bug way back in the year 2000. I'd always recommend MalwareBytes anti-malware to check this.
 
Some systems have a separate partition for their restore points, and these are often hidden. Are you able to confirm that it's not a small restore partition that's full? Is it possible that the restore points have been removed, but the files have remained?
 
Please do keep me updated.

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I have a Lenovo Y570 Ideapad with a 750GB Hard Drive. It is stating that I only have 1 GB of free space, when there is only about 60 GB worth of software installed. I am constantly receiving "Low Disk Space" messages, when I should have TONS of free space left. I have done hours upon hours of research trying to figure out what is causing this problem, and cannot seem to find the solution anywhere.

Many people who have encountered similar problems have fixed it by disabling Windows Restore and deleting the restore points, etc. This is not the problem for me. I have it entirely disabled and have made sure there are no restore points sitting around. In fact, absolutely NONE of the solutions that have worked for other people have worked for me.

I am completely out of ideas. Can somebody with advanced knowledge PLEASE help me? I have no idea what to do anymore and my computer is basically useless in this state.

Please, please help me.


Btw: I have run TreeSize, Spacesniffer AND WinDirStat (all in Administrator mode) and none of them have been able to identify what is taking up the space. It just shows up as an enormous chunk of "Unknown" space.

Answer:Hard Drive says it's FULL. It clearly is NOT!

Is there an unformatted partitioned space on the drive?
It would help to see some screen shots of the checks you have done.

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I have had this computer a few years now and have got to the stage were as my hard drive is full ,windows xp . i know at some stage i will have to upgrade to an additional hard drive,, but in the mean time could you advise me what i can safely remove out of all the crap i have accumulated over the years.snap shots[recovering space - attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Hard drive full

Ultimately, only you can decide, since only you know what programs you want to keep and which ones you could let go.  But, I noticed several things in the images you posted. You have multiple instances of Java.  Remove all but the latest; that's all you need for Java.  And, I see multiple entries of Microsoft.NET.  I'm not a .NET subscriber, so I don't know whether you have duplicate stuff there you can get rid of, but it looks suspect to me.  I see you have Wise Disk Cleaner/Wise Registry Cleaner, but you also have CCleaner.  Perhaps you could remove one of them.  And, what about the item called PCHealth?  Do you use it? What are all the MSXML 4.0 SP2 items?  Are those files very big?You also appear to have numerous photography programs.  Do you feel you need all of them?

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I have a Compaq laptop (Presario) that's a few years old. It runs Windows XP. A relative gave it to me when they got a new computer. My problem is that it says the drive is full even though there doesn't seem to be enough tuff for it to be full.I have about 7gb of files in the Document folder on C drive + 2gb of music in the shared folder. There are many programs installed but when I look on the list they are varying sizes that don't seem as if they'd add up to more than maybe 2gb at most, yet C drive is listed as full with maybe 1gb free space and 28gb used. I can't understand what is hogging all the space. D partition holds the OS and is listed as being about 7gb with 1gb free space.

Answer:can you help with this - hard drive full??

Let's start by disabling system restore (as soon as you do, all restore points will be deleted, but you can immediately re-enable it if you like and change the space allotment). That should free a lot of space. You can also download and run treesize to see where the space is being used (http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml)

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Question: Hard drive full

I am running Windows 7 Professional. My hard drive says there is 27.7 GB free of 218 GB. This is after I just removed 20 GB worth of pictures, because it was at 7.9 GB free of 218 GB. There is really not much on my computer, ie word documents and the pictures, which I have now removed.
 
When I run CCleaner, Tools, Disk Analyzer, Analyze, here is what I get:
Pictures: .09%
Music: .82%
Documents: .13%
Video: .07%
Other files: 86.20%
 
What the heck are "other files?"
 
I do have an external hard drive - Seagate GoFlex Desk - and am wondering if it is putting stuff on my computer's hard drive that is eating it up. Any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:Hard drive full

You could find out what is taking up all the space using Disktective.

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I'm running Win 98 on a pretty stable system i bought from Gateway a few years back. It has a 1Gb hdd, partitioned into C & D. Even though i made a habit of installing new apps to D, the C appears to be almost full. I want to keep my system as it is, so the idea of adding a larger C drive has come up. Can I just buy a bigger drive, say Seagate 120, and copy the old drive onto it then either remove the old or set it up as slave?Is this what 'cloning' is? Will I need additional software to do this?Also, think my cd writer is sharing the same ribbon cable as my hdd. Will this be a problem when i upgrade?I know the current system is getting on a bit, but it actually works very well and does just what I need it to do. I'm just concerned about the C drive getting bogged down!Thanks

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Anyone who can run 98 and applications on 1GB of space for "a few years" deserves praise indeed.You are ideally placed to use Ghost or Drive imageDon't go overboard with the new HD 40Gb+ will be enough space to manage with for yonks and you won't have any oversize problems with 98's acceptance of it.Your twin partition will be worth repeating in fact your good habits have allowed you to stay afloat this long.Suggest you first swop the old for the new HD for safety No need to use a screw driver yet, just burgle the power and dat cables from the old drive and let the new on hang somewhere safe as long as you dont disturb it while running ............. Boot from your setup floppy, FDISK to a C: (about 5Gb) and D: the remainder..............Then reboot and FORMAT both drives in turn.Now put the new drive in somewhere so that it is secondary master, and with the old drive back as it was. reboot normally and make sure that windows runs as usual and that you now have 2 "new drives" (E: and F:)If fall this is happening as it should it is back to a Ghost-made floppy to boot and make an image of your C: on F:Next boot again from this floppy and "restore" the image on F: to your new E: (soon to be C:drive).Next make an image of existing D: drive on the new E: where it will be safe for the final stage.Now you can restore this image to you big new F: drive. As always the restore process will wipe everything off the target so the already used old C: image will disappear.It is better to hav... Read more

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My newly reformatted sony vaio laptop has a 60GB hard drive. After formatting it this morning due to a crash (NEVER install Norton Systemworks!), it should have around 55GB available but it is showing 44GB available with the minimum of programms loaded and no media on the PC. I just don't understand what is taking up the space. There is no recovery partition (I deleted it), and documents & settings is only showing 1.5GB, programme files is 1.9GB and the main culrpit as far as I can see is the Windows folder which is 3.63GB, but that still leaves around 4 or 5GB unaccounted for. Anyone got any ideas?TIA,James

Answer:why is my hard drive so full?

System Restore enabled?If so, that is where your space has gone....Right-click your drive, select "Cleanup"Now click the other tab button (which label I can't remeber) and click the "CleanUp" button for the "System Restore" :-)

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My 200gb hd is almost full. I have about 10gb left to play with. So I need more storage. Everything is backed up onto a 1tb external hd. My question is, will a computers performance by affected by adding (and, in time, filling) more memory? Thanks
 

Answer:Hard drive almost full

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Hi Everyone,

I was getting error messages about the paging file today, and when I went to adjust it, I realized that my computer, somehow, reading my hard disk sizes as 0 bytes (so I can't set my paging file more than zero). I then checked the properties of all my drives (1 main, one logical partition, and one back up drive). And they are all reading zero used, zero full. I haven't made any changes to my computer that I'm aware of and I'm not having any boot problems and all my files are still on the drive, so I have no idea how to "fix" this. Any suggestions? I've included a picture to clarify.

Thanks.
-R
 

Answer:Hard Drive Zero used, Zero Full?

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Question: Hard Drive Full

Good day to all you Gurus.
I am running XP pro with 2 internal hard drives [120/180] and 1 external hard drive [350].
I did some work on a video using Adobe Premiere. I tried exporting the finished item to my external HD and I get the message "Disk Full" so I put it onto an internal HD no problem. The external HD shows 250gb of free space. I can cut and paste the video from the internal HD to the external no problem. Any suggestions as to what is causing this problem.
As usual, T.I.A. for all the sage advise.GEORGE.

Answer:Hard Drive Full

May be related: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/avt...eproexport.htmlI'd suspect that the Adobe site would be a good place to find an answer.Louis

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I have a 320 gig hard drive and I have only about 2 gig left. I have some music and some photographs, but not nearly enough to use this much space. What could cause so much usage and how can I find where the usage is?

Answer:Too Full Hard Drive

You could try a search for any file larger than 9,900KB

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OK i have two Drives in my computer DRIVE C AND E both 80g so when formated there about 74.5g's each.

Drive C has all my system files, programs like Microsoft Office and so on. Drive E i only install games on

here's my problem, DRIVE E says its almost full when its not! IN My Computer i right on drive E and click on Properties computer says used space 68g's, free 6.5g's.

I went in the E drive right click on program files and click on Properties. in Properties it says im only using 60g's out of 74.5g's. and i made sure i didnt miss any thing. (like i want in tools / folder options / view and show all hidden files and so on).

So i would like to know how i can get my full 14.5g's back than only having 6.5g's.

is there a program i can buy or freeware that can fix this?

thank u very much for any help.

Answer:HARD DRIVE FULL when its not

Normally this will be due to only a couple of things.. first make sure you have hidden files and folders turned on for that drive. Look for an extremely large hidden file... there will probably be one. .check it out before you delete it.

Secondly check to make sure your recycle bin isnt set to some huge amount of space (right click and then properties) make sure its not set to something higher than 10% of the total drive.. each drive CAN be set independent of each other as far as space used.

I would just about bet on the hidden file ..however, it could be that you are also running an automatic system restore point, and you may just have too many restore points taking up a lot of room.. check your task scheduler for that, or check your restore points.. you may have hundreds.

If you have a temp folder on the drive that is showing full, clear all those items.. Thats about all I can think of.. there could be more solutions, but this is what I see on a regular basis for the most part...seeing that you said you used that drive for games, I would assume it will be a temp file taking up space..

Check your page file size too, and make sure you dont have it set for that drive and some huge amount..people will overkill with paging files for some odd reason.

Mike at Mitek

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My main hard drive says it's full (18gigs). However, when I go to drive C and select ALL (including hidden) it only adds up to 13gigs. How can I figure out what is taking up the other 5 gigs and why?

Windows XP
 

Answer:hard drive says full when it can't be.

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ok i have a aspire 5720z the hard drive is split c and d for data my c drive is nearly full can i make d drive back into c so their is only one drive and it will give me 40gb extra space,can this be done easily withought any problems ?

Answer:help on hard drive nearly full

it depends if the d drive has a recovery prog on it for your pc. To alter the partitions without losing all your stuff you will need a partition manager and make sure you back everything up first.

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I have a full to the max C drive.  It won't do anything and I am desperate for a solution.  Retired with very small income so I am limited as to options.What is the best fix at reasonable price.  I have tried to remove unused programs and I think I messed it up further.  Still shows to be full after removing a lot of programs. Thanks so much for any help

Answer:Full Hard Drive on R 52

ozarkmo, welcome to the forum,
 
not knowing exactly what's filling your hard drive; files, programs etc. there is another possibility. Maybe an IBM/Lenovo utility called Rescue and Recovery has been nibbling away at your free space. R&R has a standard factory setting so that it will back-up your system once a week.
 
Please go to start > programs > think vantage > rescue and recovery, click on show all back-ups and you will see when and how many back-ups have been made. If you wish to you can copy the backups to somewhere else and then delete them. You can also cancel or change the scheduled back-ups if you wish to.
It's a possibility ??

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Hello, I have been having a strange problem where my computer seems to think its hard drive is full. I have used WinDirstat and spacesniffer to try and find abnormally large files I dont recognize but to no avail. I have ran CC cleaner, AWDcleaner, malwarebytes, ADaware, and avast antivirus (boot time and full scan) trying to track something down. I have also ran an "error check" and "defragment' on the drive and nothing was found.
Both WinDirstat and spacesniffer determined there to be 209GB of data on the drive, where under my computer and under properties, the hard drive belives it has 431GB of data. that leaves me only 21GB left on the drive. Help is very much appreciated, thank you guys.
 
this was the error log for spacesniffer:
 
WARN  16:24:16 - Unable to examine C:\Config.Msi (Access is denied. - code 5)
WARN  16:24:28 - Unable to examine C:\MSOCache (Access is denied. - code 5)
WARN  16:24:30 - Unable to examine C:\PerfLogs (Access is denied. - code 5)
WARN  16:24:39 - Unable to examine C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\CrashReports (Access is denied. - code 5)
WARN  16:25:06 - Unable to examine C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\2427C246DCF85A06DD675914EDA68038_BAFDBEF941F3E70975B098D4DBE3F67B (The directory name is invalid. - code 267)
WARN  16:25:06 - Unable to examine C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\2427C246D... Read more

Answer:Hard drive says its full when it isn't?

I believe you have a serious infection. I would start a thread in the Malware Removal Forum. Read the sticky posts and attach the appropriate logs.
 
Edit: Look under Virus Characteristics here. You will see the temp files created are similar to yours and your files are being denied access.
 
http://home.mcafee.com/virusinfo/virusprofile.aspx?key=1037146#none

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Question: Full hard drive

I have a dell computer running Windows 7.
The problem I am having is that the hard drive is constantly filling up even though I keep deleting stuff to free up space.
I cannot put any kind of anti virus or malware software onto it as it will not download anything due to the disk being full.
The Bitdefender security ran out but I could not update it because I cannot download anything, so could be some kind of virus.
Any help would be much appreciated.

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Question: Full hard drive

Once again, its not mine but my son-in-law's.His hard drive has two partitions, C at 5gb and D (Store) at 55GB. Problem, C is chocker block full, yesterday not even AOL would start until I dumped some rubbish and managed to get around .10MB of free space. On the other hand, D is almost empty. I've obtained Partition Magic, though I'm still trying to figure out how to use it, to try and help him. One idea was to merge partitions but, according to the manual, if one of the partitions contain the OS then it can't be done. Also as C has the OS on it then it can only go up to about 8GB. Of course, I may have misinterpreted the instructions so if anyone knows better please let me know. One idea, of mine, is to use the 'Move File, etc' in XP Pro to move programmes from C to D. Would that work? Bearing in mind that he has a number of online games that he plays most days. I don't mind messing about and expermenting with my computer but not when its somebody else's so any help/guidance will be very much appreciated.

Answer:Full hard drive

You can either extend C: partition to what size you want say 30GB or remove the partition altogether.

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Question: Hard drive full!!

hello, my name is Derek, and i'm having some problems with my hard drive(c). It is full, and no matter what i delete it still shows it is full and i get the low disk space warning. i have restarted my computer, and it starts up with about 170mb of space, then within about 15 mins, dwindles down to 0. i have 3 user accounts on it, and i deleted one, but after a restart, it was back. also the programs i deleted with add/remove came back after i restarted my pc. some of the files i have tried to delete said it could not be deleted because it was corrupt and unreadable.  i thought it might be a bad sector on my disk. is that a possibility? i have tried to run Chkdsk, but it doesn't seem to do anything.my disk capacity is 41.3gb

Answer:Hard drive full!!

170MB is practically ZERO. Couple of temporary files created, and the space is gone.Windows needs at least 15% of a free space - over 6GB in your case.With so low free space, next thing, you know, your computer wont' boot at all.

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I have a laptop and do not have any programs installed except vista which came with it. I dont have any saved documents or files and yet my hard drive is half fullIt is an acer laptop processor intel(r)celeron(r)cpu [email protected] GHzmemory 1.99 GBdual hard driveC drive 16.5 free of 32.5 GBD drive 32.1 free of 32.2Should I put something on the D drive if so what?I dont need the office part of vista so is it safe to delete that part without affective the main vista.All I have is avg and defraggler and c cleaner I dont know if I am wrong but it does seem a lot of hard drive to take up by so little

Answer:very full hard drive

The best solution to get around this problem is to change the download destination to D:/ i.e internet downloads, programme files etc.

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Question: Hard drive full !

GuzRicey previously in an older post complained about his harddrive filling up. He was told to get a bigger hard drive.

My Dell Dimension 4600 has a 40 MB harddrive that is being loaded up with JAR-CACHE and JKOS temporary files, so much so that I have to run EasyCleaner at least every third day to keep the computer from slowing way down.

Does anyone know what program/programs are generating the JAR-CACHE and JKOS files?

Answer:Hard drive full !

Hello Lambuth,

At this point I recommend that you visit the security forum.

To get expert help with malware removal see the link below. Follow the steps

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

After completing the steps you will be advised to post a log for one of

the experts to examine. Please use the link provided to post the log not

back here.

Be patient and it may take some time for someone to assist you as that

is a busy forum.

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Question: Full hard drive

I am thinking about purchasing a new motherboard because my 2GHz hard drive is full.......(I know, it's an old computer). Here are my questions. I have found you can purchase motherboards online, however, they don't come in a 'box' to house them. Do all motherboards fit into the same box?? It is substantially cheaper to purchase just that. My monitor is a fairly new one and is really nice. The other question is this: Is there some sort of technical device to add on to my original motherboard that will create more space? I know that is probably a stupid question, but I am just curious.
What would you do?? Someone at work told me they have a 2.7GHz motherboard for sale, but what I am seeing online is I can get one much cheaper. I appreciate any advice you can give me!
 

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Every time I check my hard drive it has less and less space without adding any programs, can someone help please!!!

Answer:My hard drive is getting full

Depends how fast it is going - it does diminish. There are Windows Updates as well as updates to any third party programs you have on board.We all live on the same ball.

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my c drive is nearly full up on my acer laptop.but im not sure why!how can i do a search to find out what it might be...i recently copied a DVD to the D drive, in an attempt to burn it- but as it was too large for the blank DVD- i had to give up.anyway- i deleted that... (from the c drive) so it shouldnt be that!thanks

Answer:hard drive full- why!?

click hereThis will show exactly where all your space is going.

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Question: Hard Drive full

I need to add another hard drive.  Wasn't thinking 3 years ago and only ordered a 80 gb hard drive.  I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with a pentium 4 processor.  1g of RAM.  I believe it is an ATA because of the grey ribbon connection.  I'm not sure what kind of hard drive to purchase.  I know it should be ATA but can I use an ultra ATA or any ATA hard drive.  I want to have my current hard drive as the master and boot from that and move my files to the new drive.  I also will be upgrading my RAM to 2 gb.  I'm really confused with all the jargen .  I believe I can install it without any problems but I don't know the specs. of what kind I should buy.  I also have and external hard drive but use that only for strorage of pics and such.  Any help would be greatly appreceiated.  Thank you in advance. 

Answer:Hard Drive full

Yes this is a relatively simple process...You can choose either another ultra ATA drive or a SATA drive and the procedure will be the same.When you install the new HDD it should come with a manuf. utility CD.If it doesn't no worry the utilities are available at their website for free.Basically you install the new drive...then boot to the CD you created or that shipped with the new drive.In the utility program you prepare the new drive for using and when done select the "clone" utility...and run it.This will copy your existing HDD over to the new drive exactly as it is.You then power down...remove your original drive temporarily and hook up the new drive as master.When you boot up voila; all your data the OS and programs are there...except on a bigger drive.Then it's just a matter of testing to make sure everything runs as it should...if so you hook up the old drive , format it and use it for storage.This is the most reliable painless way to add an additional HDD.Any questions feel free to post back.

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Question: hard drive full.

I am in panic mode.In the Components list, click to clear the check box next to the component(s) that you want to remove.I misread this and think I just erased my media player. What I don't understand is before my reboot I had 27.9 gigs left. After reboot I still have 27.9 gigs left. So where did it go?EDIT: Okay I found it using search. But what was the point of using removing windows componets if it didn't remove anything. My Comp holds 144 gigs 27.9 left. its xp home edition service pack 3.

Answer:hard drive full.

There are certain Windows components which you can disable, but not permanently remove as they're built into Windows more or less. This includes Internet Explorer and Media Player. All removing them from the components list does is remove the shortcuts and file associations for those programs, but it doesn't actually remove the programs. They're still there and they can still actually be run by locating the executable on the hard drive or by typing the executable name (ex. iexplore.exe and wmplayer.exe) into the "Run..." dialog box.There are ways to permanently remove them, but I don't recommend it as some programs automatically open those Windows programs instead of what you might have as your default player or browser.

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Question: Hard Drive Full

I have an older desktop with 3 hard drives, unfortunately the drive with windows on is full and I keep getting messages about it.
Other than disk clean up parts of Windows is there any other way I can clear any unnecessary files to create more space?
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full

If its Windows XP Pro (not sure about Home) then you can change the location of the "My Documents" folder - Start Windows Explorer, highlight "My Documents" right click and then select properties. From here you can then move the folder and and all contents to another drive which has more free disk space.
 

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My hard drive is divided into 2/18 gigs, which I am not happy about, but have been living with. I am on dial up, and this week my machine received the auto download of SP2. I am in big trouble now with space on my C drive and I have not even installed SP2. I am down to 20 MB! I uninstalled VCom Suite, Adobe Reader, and maybe a couple of small things. But instead of gaining MB, I seem to be losing more! Help! Before I received this download, I had about 12% on the drive, so I have been limping along as it is. But now it is critical to gain back some room. Should I delete the download of SP2 without installing it? If so, where do I find it? I don't even have enough room to install it, do I? I have always had a fight trying to keep enough free space. It is almost like something is eating up my free space. I did an online virus scan just before this happened, so I know it is not a virus causing the loss of MB. Thanks for your help!
 

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The hard drive on my laptop is almost entirely full, which has made my computer very sluggish, as you might imagine. This problem came up a while back, and I went through and deleted some programs and files I don't use, which freed up a few gigs, but now it's full again. This makes me think there are probably a lot of junk files accumulating that I should be clearing on a regular basis. My temp folder is clear, but I'm not sure what else I should be looking for. Anyone have any ideas on how to free up some space?

Answer:Hard drive nearly full

Have you run Disc Cleanup?

ccleaner is also a good tool for cleaning . . stay away from the Registry tool

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Question: Hard drive full

Hi, My Name is Fred
I have a acer laptop it has an 80gb hd with all the programs I have on it only use 12.5 gb. on the hard disk the main partition is full and I don't know why. can any one help me with it or why It keep telling me lowdisk space. D drive has very little on it. I have done all the disk cleanup & disk defrag.

Thanks
Fred
 

Answer:Hard drive full

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Please run CCleaner

Or start removing any not required programs from Add\Remove Programs
 

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Hi, I have a Systemax I5 K65 3.2 GHz Desk Top with a 500 Gig hard drive, 16 Gig of DDR3 Ram running Windows 7 64 bit. It had NEVER had for than 15% of the hard drive used. Now I keep getting hard drive is full messages. I run disk clean up and I show 484 Gig used 12 Gig available. I downloaded WinDirStat and try to run it but it gets to 19% and stops responding. Whe is starts it shows 485 Gig used, then drops to 79 used, the pac men stop moving. Microsoft Security Essentials shows nothing nor does Web Root Spy Sweeper. I had to switch my TV card buffer to my external 2TB drive just to watch TV. THe computer seems slower as well, but I figure that is cuz the hard drive is full.

What could be causing this? I can't find and directores of data files that total more than 28 Gig.
 

Answer:500 Gig Hard Drive is Full but is not

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Windows XP is telling me that my drive is full. I have had this problem before an ended up reformating and reinstalling Windows; big pain. The drive 10 GB and I have deleted over 600 MB of files yet Windows says that the drive is still full. I'm guesing something is writing to Hard Drive but what I don't know. If that's not the case then XP is misreading the drive.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full

This might seem like a silly question, however you are emptying the recycle bin correct? To save more room, go to disk cleanup and under more options have it remove all except the last system restore point. Do a search for any *.tmp files and delete those as well.

Post back with results.
 

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Question: Hard Drive is full

Have windows XP: the hard drive is full, and did not backup the data. The computer is give me the blue screen, saying SCANDSK.
I scanned disk and still have the same problem. I can fix this problem without losing the data. It have to be in DOS, the PC can not load Windows.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Hard Drive is full

For starters my might try cleaning out the TEMP and Internet Cache, any .tmp and .dmp files. This might help get enough room to boot.

Afterwards you can try to free up more space by removing any unnecessary programs and files. If you still need to, you can get a larger drive and transfer everything over.
 

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Help. My hard drive is full, but I know it is not. When I click on properties, it say's it is full. 180Gb. Jez, I don't have that much stuff on it. My fault I know, but it has not been fragmented in awhile. And now I cant frag. I am wondering if it's that that is causing the problem. I have Diskeeper, ran that, and it wont defrag cause there is no space, only 7% available. I cant delete anything cause there is not that much to delete.. Helppppppp.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full???????????

For a start, lets eliminate :
http://www.activescan.com
 

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What is the ideal free space you should leave on a hard drive? I have read it can be 99% full before causing a problem, but have also heard it can be 90%.Mine seems to be running rather slow lately and is 94% full.

Answer:Hard drive too full?

Remove some things you don't need or use. If files photos put them on DVD

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hi, my computer's system drive's (where windows xp installed) space is decreasing. i donot installed anything here. but theres only 500 mb space left (total 7.00gb). i donot save any chache file here and i use internet in this computer. anyone can suggest me how to increase space in my C drive(system drive).
 

Answer:hard drive getting full

download install run save log post it back

http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/
 

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I have been getting the error "C:\$Mft use chkdsk" today at random. After reading a bit, I decided to check my free space on my computer. 111 GB is my total space, while 92 is being used at 19 is free. A couple weeks ago the numbers were virtually reversed and I have no idea how that much memory has been taken up. Also, about a month ago, my computer has had to go through the blue check disk screen every time it boots up, and ever since the Mft error, it has stopped in the middle saying its getting an error. I'm completely lost, and would appreciate any advice and help.

-Spoiler
 

Answer:Hard Drive is full from nowhere

sounds like a maleware/spyware infection of the major kind to me. I would reformat and start fresh.
 

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I have a 35gig hard drive that appaers to be full, yet my docs including music files is less than 4 gigs! Whats happened to the rest?

Answer:Hard drive full up?

35gig is a relatively small drive these days, your operating system and installed programs will take up a fair amoumt of space.download tree size to find out whats taking up the space click here will give you an idea of what you can get rid of to give you more space on your hard drive.

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Only 14% left available. Done all the disc cleanup / CCcleaner / defrag (defrag wouldn't work, said I was too full.) So i've got a 32GB stick en route from Ebay.

My questions are : am I right in thinking it's my pics and videos that are clogging thing sup? And is it possible I can find a tab that tellos me how much space I'll free up if I put all those pics and vids onto a stick?

Is there also anything else I ought to be doing?

thanks

bob
 

Answer:Hard drive almost full

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Question: Hard Drive Full?

Hey everyone,

I think I figured out why my Mom's computer keeps freezing for her. I would like the experts out there to give me tips on how to fix this issue.

Currently my Computer shows the hard drive as 3.99 GB capacity, 1.67 Used, 2.31 Free.

I booted to dos and typed in fdisk /status and that showed 4103 capacity and 8 free, 4095 used. I noticed during a defrag that about half way through the little squares were a darker color and I started to wonder if a large part of the disk was bad.

I found by doing some research that if scandisk is set to automatically fix errors, which it is, it may have caused this. I checked my scandisk log file and there are numerous occasions where it says the free space was being incorrectly reported. If scandisk attempted to fix this error did it do permanent damage?

I have tried deleting some programs and files to see if I can ever get more free space with fdisk /status but it always shows the exact same thing.

BTW, the computer runs great except for an occasional freeze up. But I am unable to do any major scans of my harddrive without it freezing up. Adaware and Virusscan always freeze up and anytime I try to download something to my desktop it freezes also. When it freezes the only thing I can do at that point is a cold reboot.

Any ideas? Your help is always appreciated.

Tad
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full?

Download the disk manufacturer's diagnostic and do a surface scan. This will confirm or rule out physical disk defects.
 

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10gb hard drive,I know it is too small and I should replace it, but when I defragment it shows 91% full,despite the fact that I burnt most files to disc and removed them from the hard drive.Is it possible to check what it is full of ? It went suddenly from 60% to its present state.Thanks in advance

Answer:hard drive almost full

any hidden files you may have made? i would check everything just to be sure...

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My hard drive seems to be full way beyond what it should be. Its also working all the time and I don't know why. I am using Vista Ultimate 64 bit service pack 2Hijack this log belowLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:41:39 PM, on 11/12/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\TomTom HOME 2\HOMERunner.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Users\Bobby\AppData\Local\Autobahn\mlb-nexdef-autobahn.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\wfcrun32.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXEC... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive Very Full

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I have three computers all with 30 gb hard drives.  Two desk top, one lap top.  What would be the max that you would want to fill up the hard drive before if could mess with the computer operation?Thanks,Duffy

Answer:How full should you have with a hard drive?

My rule of thumb is 15% of the total drive should remain free space.So for a 30 G HDD it should be a minimum of about 5 or 6 G....HDD's are relatively inexpensive these days. Upgrade.  

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Question: Hard drive full

I have a 40GB drive and according to the 'C' drive propertise it is full. I
have less that 1Gig of pictures and less than 1Gig music. Other than that
some of the larger folders appear in C:/windows Installer which is showing 26GB of files. On closer investigation they appear to be files with a .msp & .msi extention. There are over 140 files greater than 110MB each!!!
Purely at randam I noted 3 files - 546c5d.msp, 385f46.mso & 1cc101f.msp
Can anyone enlighten me as to what these are and whether I can remove from system. If so how do I go about it?
Also I have a folder called RECYCLER in the C:/Windows folder with 166MB can this be deleted?
My whole sysyem is slow and takes an age to load any thing inc IE and Outlook.
Any help appreciated.
 

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I have been given a pc with a hard drive that has only 7% free space, I presume that is why the pc freezes when I try to remove the files with clean up.What can I do to remove the files?

Answer:Hard drive full

Delete them manually?

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So I just went to defragment my hard drive, and it tells me that there's only 2% free space left. Is there a better way to be sure? thanks, andy.

Answer:hard drive full??

Hi -Please follow This short Tutorial if you are not sure how to post a screen shot of Defragmenter.Then click the ADD REPLY Tab and you can browse to where the shot is saved and Upload it - It will only take a few minutes to do this.Then we can see exactly what the situation actually is like. From your post it is always hard to be 100% sure of the situation -This will then allow us to further advise you on the next step -Thank You - EDITED to add link -

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hard drive is full and want my space back but don't want to format. i need steps to get it back and the OS is XP 2

Answer:hard drive seems to be full and need help

Have you considered...1. Deleting some files?2. Copying the entire drive to a new, larger drive?

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i have an external hard drive on which i have saved all my documents pictures etc.  e mule is set to send incoming files to external hard drive.  i have run disc clean up but my internal hard disk is still full. What is happening?

Answer:hard drive full

You have not provided enough information for anyone to help. However, if you say you are downloading torrents or p2p files to the drive I wouldn't be surprised if there's some malware involved.

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Hi- I have a Dell Insiron 1150- bought in Feb 2005, Windows XP, 60GB hard drive, 512ram, dvd burner. I use it mostly for e-mail, internet and downloading pics from my digital cameras. I've put some short video clips on it from my camcorder but since I can't get very good quality DVD's from it- I haven't done that in a while & all video has been deleted. My problem is this, 2 weeks ago my hard drive had 28gb's of free space on it. Now all of a sudden it has only 6gb free. Since I haven't put anything much on the computer lately except some pictures- I am totally confused as to where all this free space disappeared to. If I highlight my picture folder it says I have 2gb of pics in it. There are roughly 1400 jpeg files. If I highlight and click properties on docs and settings it says I have used 34GB's. my programs under my name- it says I have almost 24gb used and my daughter's screen says she has almost 10gb used. I've checked every file I could think of and can't find any large files. I basically have what came preinstalled with some upgrades to some, 1 Sims game, software from my digital cameras and AIM on there. I haven't added anything big. Anyone have any ideas where all this space went? My computer tells me I can't defrag because I have less than 15% free space. I defragged it anyway and also did a disk cleanup. I have way more pictures and games loaded on my Dell PC and still have 24gb free on its 60gb hard drive. I'm totally confused as to where all that space went... Read more

Answer:Full hard drive? can't be

Make sure that system is clean and use ccleaner as well. Pics can take up significant space if lots of them as well as video files. I have a program called Power Desk which is a GREAT file manager that can sort files any way you like, including increasing order of size. I'm not sure that it runs on XP, but on 2000 or less the free version 4 does just fine. If also has integrated file viewing. Unfortunately it doesn't run on XP (the free version) There is a later version that does XP, but not sure about a free version of that.Do you have any file viewing software with similar capability? Explorer can do it but it is a little more cumbersome. Use View/Details and then click on size to sort by size. (THis has to be done in each directory however.Do you have hidden files and directories visible to check in there?

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Okay, I am about to set up my new HP computer which has Vista Premium
64 bit and a 750 gig hard drive.

With all the mp3's, lossless audio and avi's I have on various
external hard drives, 750 gigs isn't really "that big" anymore!

So:
How full can I make my 750gig hard drive, before it causes sluggishness or
other problems, using Vista Premium 64bit?

Note: I am thinking of shrinking the C partition into various
partitions:
about 20gigs for a cd/dvd ripping area
about 100gigs for Vista and programs and desktop working area" (C
drive)
about 400 gigs for mp3's
and the rest for .avi movie files


Is this a reasonable plan?

And is it okay to shrink it and divide it after I'm already up and
running with Vista, internet, etc.?


Thanks for the info!

Answer:How full can my hard drive get...

When it Will start to get sluggish depeds on ur system spizing your stuff coulld make your life easier.

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Hi, I use windows vista home premium and the hard drive (C) is now about 90% full.
I cannot seem to find the cause of this as the files and folders are perhaps 10-20% and I regularly de clutter, as the books say.
It is about 3 years old and non business use. I believe this situation can cause problems.
Would I need to re-install windows for a clean drive or is there a simple solution I have not found?
Many thanks.
 

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I am asking this on behalf of my grandaughter who has my old dell dimension 2400 PC running XP
There is a drive c and drive d which are two separate drives not one drive that has been partitioned.
C drive is almost full but D has plenty of space. My question is is there any way to combine the two drives. I have uninstalled as much as I dare from C and put it onto D but we still get all the messages saying drive is nearly full, apart from this the PC is still working well.
 

Answer:40 gb hard drive nearly full

have you tried moving all the data onto drive D - my videos, music , pictures - which i suspect are taking up the most space

My question is is there any way to combine the two drives.Click to expand...

as they are two drives , i dont think so
 

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