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Old 04-03-2007, 09:19 AM   #1
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hard drive space

i had my computer for almost 6 years
it came with a 60GB hard drive. and i recently got an external hard drive for it.
which im glad i did cos on my main computers hard drive i got 6BG left

but when i look in program files, my installed programs add up to 7GB
so im wondering where is the other 40 or so GBs gone to??

any assistance?
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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Music and video usually take up the bulk of space on my computers....my laptop has something like 45 gigs of music.....and imy laptop only has a 70 gig hard disc.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:18 AM   #3
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thats why i got the external. so i could put my music and vids on that.

as far as i know there isnt alot of music on the computer drive
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Porn?
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:42 AM   #5
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no!!




i keep the porn on the internet...
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:14 PM   #6
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Well.... I'm out of ideas




Actually, what kind of programs are you running? I'm going to assume Windows XP, what else?
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:04 PM   #7
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vitual memory takes up space, what do you have yours set at? Profiles can take up space (on XP look in documents and settings on your c: drive). Hidden files (i.e. hiding your porn)?
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:13 PM   #8
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my virtual memory is set to 1726MB
that was minimum my compter told me to set it as because i was constantly getting virtual memry error.

and there is only 1 profile on this machine and thats mine.

and no, i havent hidden porn on my computer
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:46 PM   #9
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I use a program similar to this one :http://www.filedudes.com/TopLang_Com...oad-30289.html

But, mine's for Mac...anyhow, it will tell you what's taking up the most space on your hard drive, then if you don't need the files that are taking up lots of space, you can delete them.

One question: Do you delete your caches on a regular basis? That can take up a good amount of space as well.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:55 PM   #10
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i just cleared my temp internet files and cookie. my hard drive space went up 1GB
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:25 PM   #11
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So, you're still missing like 39GB?
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:37 PM   #12
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I'm telling you guys... I HAS to be porn...
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Best thing you can do is goto add/remove programs in the control panel and check how much space every program takes up...programs do not have to be installed to the folder program files, so you may have some outside of there taking up space...

Plus just go through your my documents and just check for random large files...I don't have all my videos in the one place, lots of stray ones lying about.......
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Wayne!

What happened to your Avatar??

And you said you didn't have porn on your computer...

More importantly, where do I get one?
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Yeah, it's probably porn, wayne. What else could it be?
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