Need Help Freeing up Hard Drive Space..wow

Discussion in 'PC Hardware, Software and Displays' started by Coola, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. Coola

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    So yea, I have a Dell (i know i know) 40gb hard drive

    and now i have like 4.77gb left.. i've removed tons of programs, delete music files, document files, i've defragrmented, disk cleanup, emptied the recycling bin and went into my windows temp folder and cleared everything out. yet i'm still in the gutter. What could be taking up 35GB of hard drive space that i'm not seeing?? I don't get it, totally lost. I have a guest account on windows - but no one goes on it lately, could someone help me figure this out. My friend gmoney also has this problem and he has a dell (i said i know). and..yea if we don't get this fixed we're going to cry.
     
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  3. Coola

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    Finally

    Thank

    You

    We Owe Your Gemony's Lovife!
     
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    You might try opening up the search window and search for anything 1GB in size or more. I've normally noticed that it being a few large data files or temp files stuck in odd locations that eat up a ton of space.
     
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    Haven't tried TreeSize, but JDiskReport is just about perfect. SequoiaView is also impressive, just not as immediately obvious as JDR. Actually, both look like TreeView with graphics.

    Also,

    1) lower the disk space IE can use for its Temp Internet files (Tools > Options > Temp Internet files Settings) to something more reasonable, like 100MB,

    2) lower the amount of space set aside for the recycle bin (right-click on it, Properties), and

    3) if you're using XP, maybe also lower the System Restore size.
     
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