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Q: disk space is full. Free some space on this drive

Setting up a new box, Vista sadly to say. Installed MS Office XP Pro and get the following error when closing MS Word ONLY. Excel saves without any errors.

The disk is full. Free some space on this drive, or save the document on another disk. Try one of the following:
*Close any unneeded documents, programs, and windows.
*Save the document on another disk.

I've moved the file location and same error. I cleaned up the drive including removing all restore point except the last one.

Now this thing has a 250 gig drive but it is also used for security in a mini mart with 8 cameras. There are about 145 Gigs of video from the security cameras on this box. At this time I am just setting it up, no cameras are connected, and the security program hasn't been set up yet. I just moved the files from the old drive to this one. BTW the old drive crashed.

I've tried the detect and repair in MS Word and no help. I have uninstalled MS Office and reinstalled and no help and even went into Properties and set the user up on quota with no limits and still no help.

So now I am at a loss and have no idea what to try next. Really don't want to delete the security files because it took 6 hours to transfer them to this computer and unless all else fails this isn't a option I want to use.

Now on the old box, which had XP Pro this, was not a problem so on Vista it should not be either but then Vista is a MS Software so this is understandable. Actually, the old box had a 150 gig hard drive so I think it actually has something to do with the O/S VISTA but after fooling with this for two days that could just be me....

Now not sure if I posted in the correct forum, if not please move to the correct forum.

Preferred Solution: disk space is full. Free some space on this drive

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My NTFS non-system partition is now almost well defragmented. However this applies only to small and medium sized files.

There are still approx 40 big files (> 1 GB) which cannot be defragmented because there is no free single (!) space slot where they fit in.

So I need a way to shift all occupied clusters to get free contigous space on my hard disk.
Currently about 150 GB is be free on my partition but divided into thousand of individual chunks.

I tried now half a dozend of defragmenters.
Sad but true: NO (!) one was able to perform this easy operation.

Can someone recommend me a real defragmenter which is able to perform such a "shift" operation?

Thank you

A:How to shift all free space on hard disk to get contigous free space?

I'm not sure exactly what you have and exactly what you are trying to do.

I personally use Windows 7 built in defrag and have found nothing better.

Windows 7 will put things like Windows 7 wants and needs things put.
The Windows 7 defrag or 3rd party defrag programs doesn't care where you want things put or what order you want them.

As far as I know you will have no control over such things.
You are obviously using a 3rd party defrag tool because you are watching the little colored squares and noticing what looks like free spaces between things. Why things are defragged in the fashion they are I really don't know.
What I do know is Windows 7 defrag put things in the order that Windows 7 wants them and that is what counts.

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I believe that this is a common problem and indeed one plaguing me! My data D drive is basically full and I wondered if there was any way to free some space and stop these notifications appearing. I have recently bought an external hard drive so can store things if required?

I couldn't put a screen shot directly on here (pc iliterate!) so have hopefully attached one?

Look forward to someones help!



A:Data D drive is nie on full. How can I free some space?

Hi Paul and welcome to the forum
Attache the new one to a usb slot, format it and then copy your data from D then verify that the copied data is working and delete all on D.
Or you can swap the D drive with the new one.
If you are in need for more help, just do it.
Good luck

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i wanted to copy a cd image (4.18GB ISO format) from partition F: (NTFS 9GB free) to partition D: (FAT32 12GB free space) and windows gives me that crap there is not enough space and i should do a disk clean up..ok i made a disk clean up to partition D: and there was 3GB of system restore files!!! maybe coz i deleted 6GB earlier anyway i deleted the system restore files and i turned it off so i have now 15GB free space on partition D: and yet it tells me there is not enough space..

i tried a trick i thought i can use winrar to archive the ISO image and select the destination folder on the partition i wanna move it to..but at like 80% winrar popped up a message that only NTFS partions can have files with file size more than 4GB..i hope theres nothing wrong with my windows or my hard disk..and i wanna know if theres a way to move that ISO image..thanx in advance.

A:Solved: 15GB free space and it tells me not enough disk space??!!!!!

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Am I the only one to notice and complain over this in W8.1.

This morning a new Adobe Flash update has appeared, KB3079777. The update is sized at 17.9mb. Nothing is running on the PC, its idle and with no disk activity. Free space is 55.4GB. I apply the update and free space immediately falls to 54.9gb. This behaviour is consistent with every such patch applied. Now over time, that space will return which suggests that something else is going on here. But what ?

A:Free disk space & space used by a single Flash Update.

Looks like it is just me then. Today brought a 4.6Mb W8.1>W10 computability update. My free space changed from 55.2Gb to 54.7Gb.

Sounds about right. Ho hum....

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Hi --- you guys were able to help me a couple of years ago and I am in a bind again.

My computer suddenly showed 100% of hard drive being full and 0% free space. Obviously performace has ceased.

I deleted tons of music, several gig.
I ran CCleaner
I ran Malwarebytes - nothing found
I ran Super Anti Spyware - found nothing
Tried defrag but needs approx. 15% free space to run so it didn't run
Tried disk clean up to compress files but this did work

I downloaded a couple of file size type programs but they would not load becasue of an error message that said they were not win32 applications

Hard drive is 225 Gig and I shouldn't have anywhere near that amount of space used up.

Note: I can currently get online (it takes about 10 minutes to open Firefox browser) but I am not sure I can install any programs becasue of the win32 error and/or space restrictions for the temp files used on installation.

I have a 4 gig flash drive and a laptop I can use if that helps.

I have tried everything and any help you can give would be much appreciated.

Thank you,


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We just placed a new Dell Dimension. It has a 40 Gig hard drive.

User keeps getting this message:




This machine has over 30 gigs of free space. It's impossible that there is a disk space issue.

Any ideas what could be causing this? Some sort of mis-communication or setting?


A:Disk Space Error - 30 Gigs free space

It should be a configuration setting. I'd call Dell if you just got this machine. Their "english" is a little suspect though. It sounds like some hokey Dell software reminding you to back up your drive. When does the message appear? After it boots?

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How do I merge the 18 gb system drive, that has no drive letter, with my c: Drive.

See screen shot:

A:Runnig out of disk space...7% of free space left.

You can not merge it. Right click on it and try to shrink it to about 350MB.

Another solution: Um. 55GB (yes, GB) System Reserved Partition?! Solved

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HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

when i load a picture it says not enough picture please close some apps/free up disk space

when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics

A:HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space

Originally Posted by npm1

HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

when i load a picture it says not enough picture please close some apps/free up disk space

when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics

We could use a screenshot of your disk management console


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Hi dear,

I just gotto know yest. that you guys can help me out from the 2 & half year old prob. that i am facing in my laptop.
Initially my folder options went out, after scanning through anti virus, all virus were out. then i made a new user account but after some time, same problem. since the prob persist.

now 2nd problem, i have 7.79 GB C drive, that is almost exhausted, i tried to free some space by removing some programs but still doesnt help, i moved some data from C drive, same it shows full. then i deleted some folder still it shows full.

third problem: my task manager some times gets disabled automatically.

please help me.

A:C drive always show full/ low disk space

HI dear,
please ckeck out my HJT file log, I think my laptop is having trojan,
please help
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:50:21 PM, on 3/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\PowerKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\OSDCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
D:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
D:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://in.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Interne... Read more

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my recovery is full and my drive c is low

recovery drive information

windows 78.33%
USER 6.41%
OTHER 2.45%

A:FULL disk space in recovery AND drive c is low

Welcome to Seven Forums!

So you want to free up disk space? You did not state much in your post. =)

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How do I put the hard drive space used and free space on the Partition C: ? Partition D:\ and Partition E:\ has it but for some reason drive C:\ is missing it doesn't say how much space is used and how much space is free. The GBs are missing

A:How to bring back the amount of free space and used space on a hard drive

I'm a little confused about your question

You can't see how much drive space you have left when viewing your C drive via My Computer, or similar?

If you right-click on My Computer and select Manage, when the new window pops up click on Disk Management from the left hand side. What does that tell you about C drive? Assuming your C drive is actually a hard drive (and not a CD drive or something, though I have never heard of this happening and don't even know if it's possible to have C as your CD drive), you should see details at the top of the screen such as how much space you have left, by percentage of total capacity, as well as GB

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Hi I have seen a post already discussing this from January 2016.
My hard drive is 28GB and only has 1.30GB free space.
I have now removed every file off of my laptop and any extra programmes. I have 2305MB of programmes (from what I have calculated).
I've tried hovering over every folder under 'This PC' to see if any of them are ridiculously large but none are over 2GB.
I've done a disk cleanup (which gave about 230MB) and optimize/defragment drive but no change.
I'm wondering if things I delete are not being completely cleared properly - nothing in 'recycle bin' currently.
Any help would be great. If I don't even have space for MS Word docs then I may as well get rid of this thing!

A:Inspiron 14 How to Free C Drive Disk Space - 2

Hi there, I did the same thing you did and it did not help.  I hate to say this but I gave up and bought a new Dell Laptop with 500GB of hard drive capacity so I did not have to deal with this issue again.  I say shame on Dell for selling us this type of laptop where they is virtually no capacity on the laptop to do or store anything.  I actually bought two of them, which made me feel even worse.  I do not need a lot of hard drive space, but as it turned out, the hard drive space on both of these laptops was almost nothing and it made both of them worthless in my case.

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I just bought my Inspiron 14 with Windows 10 installed on it 4 months ago.  The capacity of my C drive is 28 GB and there is already almost no space left on my C drive.  I cannot even install my Windows 10 update at this point.  I have almost no files stored on the hard drive or photos (less than half a GB for both combined).  I need some advice of how to free up some C drive space-any advice.  I am at my wits end about what steps to take.

A:Inspiron 14 How to Free C Drive Disk Space

Disk Cleanup:
1. Click on the Yellow folder(File Explorer) at the bottom of the page.
2. Click on "This PC"
3. Right click "OS(C)" drive, click "Properties".
4. Click "Disk Cleanup"

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System Diagnostics Report
Diagnostic Results



Symptom: D: has less than 15% free disk space
Cause: A logical disk has a low amount of free disk space.
Details: D: has 601 MB free disk space. There is 8% free. Low disk space may cause poor performance and low virtual memory errors
Resolution: 1. Verify disk space is low by viewing the drive using "Computer" from the Start menu.
2. Back up non-critical files and then remove them from the drive.
3. Perform a disk cleanup.
Related: Free up disk space


Severity: Information
Warning: The average disk queue length is 1.020. The disk may be at its maximum transfer capacity due to throughput and disk seeks
Related: Disk Diagnosis

Basic System Checks

Tests Result Description
OS Checks Passed Checks for attributes of the operating system
Test Groups Tests Failed Description
OS Version Check 1 0 Passed
Disk Checks Failed Checks for disk status
Test Groups Tests Failed Description
SMART Predict Failure Check 1 0 Passed
Logical Disk Dirty Bit Check 1 0 Passed
Free Disk Space Available C: 1 0 Drive C: has 77% free disk space [175691 MB]
Free Disk Space Available D: 1 1 Drive D: has 8% free disk space [601 MB]

I have windows vista home premium. I have tried the disk cleanup and that didn't do anything. I cleared all the restore points except the last one and that gained me about 300MB for a... Read more

A:Solved: D Drive has less than 15% free disk space

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i installed ubuntu on my ssd and had a dual boot laptop, however i want to use my ssd as a cache drive, henceforth i deleted ubuntu and now i have unallocated space and free space on my ssd and i am wondering if i need to covert that into a new partitioned volume that can be used as a cache drive

A:Use unallocated space and free space on ssd as cache drive

I think you need to allocate the free space as a linux swap partition and format it as such.

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I recently cleaned my computer with CCleaner and then shortly after, I got this message saying ' You are running very low on disk space on C:. To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here.'
I'm confused. What I just did was supposed to HELP increase disk space, not to decrease it.
Any help is appreciated!

A:just wiped free disk space, says HDD low on disk space?

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Hi all
Here is what happened.
I had to uninstall HP Photosmart C4100 series only because I was missing some wording on the buttons that just disappeared for some reason, so I went on thier help and support and it showed the exact same problem and what to do about it, It said to uninstall the program and then just reinstall it.
Well now, when I go to reinstall, it will not automatically start so I clicked on my computer and dvd-rw Drive (E and there are no files, in fact it states that my my file system is CDFS and the CDA Default - Full ___ It says all space used 672 MB and Free Space 0 Bytes

What the heck happened, I am no computer wizard so can you please help me to correct this, I can't download the Photosmart program back onto my computer ????


A:Solved: DVD-RW Drive (E:) Used Space/Free Space 0 ?????

CD might be dirty...

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I was wondering after all the normal cleaning and maintenance how do I fix my problem when I get an error on my photo program that says not enough disk space on hard drive containing your system folder, need to free up more space. I have a new computor that has
dual core processor
3.20 ghz
4GB RAM memory
871 GB of free space
win 7
I Have oen pcture open that I am trying to print as a bussiness card that I want to print in a multiple print on a page of 10 and it won't allow me to print. Can someone please help me.

A:free disk space on system folder hard drive?

You have 871 gb of free space yet it is saying that you have no free space? I doubt that is true, can you show me a screenshot of Computer to see the 'free space' on your drives.


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Okey Dokey so the computer is running a wee bit slow, and one of the things I have been meaning to do anyway was a defrag and run a program to clean up the darn thing.

I am seeking opinions on a good program that does just that, and also gains/creates the most space on the HD.

Any suggestions?

Thank you to all who help on these forums also.

A:OPINION: Best free (not trial) program for cleaning up hard drive/gaining disk space?

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So a clients computer would not allow it her to save anything on the pc. I checked the hard drive and it showed 0 available space and 0 free space. The hd was not accesible. I attempted to get into windows utilities but i would get an error saying the rersource was on an unavailable network. I thought it was a damaged hard drive bit the check disk showed no errors. Safe mode showed the hard drive had space and was accesible. I ended up factory restoring the pc. Has anyone encountered this issue. I have a suspicion it could be a new virus. I have never dealt with this kind of issue.

A:available space 0, free space zero on c drive

This one is new to me. Was this after installing the latest updates?

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Hi everyone. My name is Jimmy. I'm using a lenovo 3000 n100 laptop running windows vista with SP1. Recently I noticed that my 100GB hard drive was running out of space. So I deleted nearly all my space-hogging applications and media. Windows explorer said there was still being around 70GB being used. Since I had only a few GB of documents/media and no huge programs, I suspected that this was wrong.

I proceeded to "clean up" my disk space: deleting temporary files with windows disk cleaner, running the chkdsk utility, doing a complete defrag. I deleted all but my last system restore point, deleted my hibernation files, and checked shadow copy (shadowcopy was only using about 1GB of space... not the culprit). I ran CCleaner and then full scans of Windows Defender, AVG, and Spybot S&D.

All of this freed up about 10GB, but explorer said there was still supposedly a whopping 60GB taken up on my 100GB hard disk. Highlighting and selecting the properties of all the files in C, even with hidden files & super hidden files enabled, said it was about 25GB. I also downloaded a program called JDiskReport which calculates disk usage and, affirming my suspicions, JDiskReport showed about 27GB of usage.


So, why then the difference of 30GB between windows explorer and jdiskreport? Someone recommended that I boot from a disk or another OS and examine my C drive from there. So, I booted my laptop from WinPE on a... Read more

A:interesting junction problem - hard drive showing wrong amount of free disk space

H Jimmy. . .

Welcome to TSF Vista SUpport.

I know exactly what you are talking about with Vista Junctions. If an app uses hard-coded directory (folder) names from the XP era and is now running in Vista, the Junctions will take it for the ride of its life usually down to about 17 directories deep - depending on the length of the dir name.

I need to know if you are Vista x64 or x86 and was it an XP upgrade?

If you are Vista x64 and the program that you ran is an x86 app, the results are useless b/c of virtualization and 3 folder in particular that can and sometimes cannot be found within the Windows directory - \system32, \syswow64, \sysnative.

Please get me a screenshot of Disk Management -
START | type diskmgmt.msc & hit enter | be sure to expand screen so all can be seen

Also, run these commands line-by-line from an elevated Administrative command prompt ("DOS") -
START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe above | select Run as Administrator | the black "DOS" screen will appear | copy.paste the following (to paste - right-click at the very top of DOS screen, select Edit, select Paste) - hit enter after each if necessary:


tree /a /f > "%userprofile%\documents\tree_users_10-30-08_a-f.txt" & start notepad "%userprofile%\documents\tree_users_10-30-08_a-f.txt"

tree /a > "%userprofile%\documents\tree_users_10-30-08_a-only.txt... Read more

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I have 432MNz 192MB
I have done disk clean
I have done defragmented. and it said that I needed more space to do defragment properly. I was told that I had 5% free space.
After defrag I did not gain any free space.
I don't have much on computer to delete, Please help. I am not to computer literate.

A:Computer is 95% full only 5% free space.

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Hi! I used to be able to burn CDs without any problem...for some reason it doesn't work anymore and I've tried quite a few things after troubleshooting by searching for solutions on-line. When I insert my CD which already has a few files on it, the details shows that there is no free space but yet only 3.43MB of data on it (it should go up to 700MB). I'm therefore unable to burn more data and I've tried the same with a blank CD, it says the same (no free space even though there is nothing on the CD yet). I have already tried uninstalling the driver and it didn't fix the problem. When I right-click Properties for the drive and go to Recording tab, the 'enable CD recording on this device' is checked as it should be. Can someone point me in the right direction? THANK YOU

A:Solved: Burning CDs - no free space when in fact there is over 600MB of free space!

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www.lycos.com has offered a new mail utility and has more space than Gmail.The process of loading your inbox is fast and you can attach any files with any spaces.Have a try !!!!

A:New Mail Server With Up To 3 Gb Full Free Space

The free version, unlike Gmail, does not appear to support POP3 E-mail access, and requires the user to access the account every 30 days if it is not to be deleted.

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Just about a month or so ago, my computer has been freezing randomly, and whenever that happens, my disk space usage drops to .1 MB/s, But it tells me it's working at 100% capacity. What can I do to fix this? Before this, I could have a couple of programs running at about 3.5-4 MB/s and only be at about 60 or so percent. I've scanned with McAfee and Malware Bytes, Defragged my drive, and nothing has improved. I've still got over 600GB left out of 890 something GB, so It's not that my HD is full. Can anyone help? I'll add an attachment of my Task Manager when stuff starts going wonky.

I'm running:
Windows 8 64 bit
Intel i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.2GHz
8 GB of ram

A:Disk space full at .1 MB/s

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i need the best free / premium softwares to to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space


A:need Free Tools to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space

Here's a couple:[email protected] KillDiskNot sure about KillDisk, but Eraser has the option to be run in the Shell Menu, so you can right-click and select Erase, instead of Delete.

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does anybody know why i have 1.10 GB free space in Safe Mode and 804 MB free space in Normal? thanks. and i know that 804 MB free space isnt alot, this is a pretty small harddrive from what the computer says it is .

A:1.10 GB free space in Safe Mode, in Normal 804 MB free space?

Just guessing here but not everything lots in Safe Mode so it is not using the same that it does with a Normal boot up.

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So I went to download my new game (Elder Scrolls Online off of Steam) and noticed that my drive was nearly full and didn't have nearly enough space, something like 30GB was left open and ESO says it requires 90282MB to download. I went on a deleting spree until I had 132GB free. Tried to download the game, and a little while later I check on it and it says that there isn't enough space and my computer says that I only have 50GB free.

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I want to search my hardrive manually for non needed files. Files from spam, web, cookies, ect.. I know from installing and uninstalling programs and surfing the web the computer gathers non needed files. I do not run outlook on this machine so I am not downloading email. And all my digital pictures are on a seperate drive. I have a 60GB hardrive with WIN XP SP3 and 24 gb music on it. With WIN XP using 5 GB this = 29GB used with estimated 31GB free. I have a funny feeling there is just a bunch of files eating up space. I wanted to give this a try before re-installing windows completly for education purposes.
I want to start a C:\
What directories/folders hold non needed files?
What file extentions can I search for?

Any threads with more information?
All suggestions and directions welcome.

A:Hardrive Full: Help Trying to find un-needed files to free up space

Hello rentonhighlands

1. Try disabling Hibernation and you will gain disk space equal to the amount of RAM on your system.
Control Panel / Performance and Maintenance / Power Options / Hibernate tab, and uncheck the Enable hibernation box

If it is enabled you will see that XP has reserved disk space equal to your RAM for hibernation

You can re-enable hibernation easily by checking the box again as XP recreates the hiberfil.sys file.

?Hiberfil.sys? is the size of your RAM since XP dumps the whole memory to this file before putting the system into hibernation

2. Reduce space used by System Restore
To adjust the amount of space System Restore uses on a disk, go to the Control Panel ('Start > Control Panel') and double click the 'System' icon. Then click on the 'System Restore' tab on the system applet. Depending on your disk setup use the following instructions:

? If you have just a single partition on your system: You can adjust the space system restore uses on the disk by moving the slider on this page left (to decrease space usage) or right (to increase space usage. The maximum space usage is 12% and is the default.

? If you have a multiple partitions on your system or multiple disks: Click on the drive you want to adjust in the available drives section on the System Restore page and then click the settings option. You can then adjust the space system restore uses on that drive by moving the slider to the left (to decrease space usage) or right (to i... Read more

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I have noticed over the course of the last few days that I slowly losing some HDD space. A few days ago I had 183 GB free on my main drive, then I had 182 a couple days ago. Yesterday I had 181, today I also have 181, but I went from 181.8 to 181.6 somehow.

I've been running CCCleaner.

I had a virus scare in March, so I've been doing daily McAfee full virus scans as well as frequent Malwarebytes scans since. I do daily updates on McAfee. I do not know what it going on. Is this minor hdd loss due to doing frequent virus scans? My scans come out clean.

I've heard that Window 7 does often make shadow copies of system files. Does McAfee trigger the creation of these?

A:Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?

Your gains or losses if you prefer to look at it that way are totally normal. The virus scans, except for a log don't really affect much except for some extra disc wear. When you run CCleaner as long as you're deleting Temp and Internet Temp files you're getting the bulk of the stuff. Try running Disc Cleanup under Accessories>System Tools in case something is being missed. Do not compact the registry or bleach free space. It's not necessary and can cause problems.

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see for full context Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?

I seem to be losing a little bit of HDD space on a daily basis. My hunch is that it is from daily McAfee and Malwarebytes scans (both which always come clean), but I felt I should get this inspected for malware just in case

Here is the DDS. The attach.zip is attached.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by DVyas at 20:30:21 on 2012-04-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8096.6238 [GMT -4:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\ASLDRSrv.exe ... Read more

A:Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?

Sorry about bumping.

Does anyone see anything suspicious or bad?

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Hey guys. Recently I've decided to reinstall Windows Vista Business on my machine (When I bought the pc, it was already installed with Vista with 320GB of disk space). However, the Vista Business product I have, is only an upgrade. Therefore, I have to install Windows XP, and then upgrade that to Windows Vista Business. Now here's the problem. After I have reformatted the hardrive (All of it) and I go to install Windows XP, it only recognizes 128 GB of space on the partitions screed. The BIOS, however, recognizes I have 320GB still. I have no idea why my PC will not read the other 2/3 of disk space. Currently, I'm trying to install all the XP Service Packs, so the Vista Installer will recognize all of it, but it's looking futile. So any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Not reading full Disk Space

If you install XP without any service packs, it will only recognize 132Gb size HDD's or smaller. They fixed this in SP1. You can create a new XP disc slipstream SP3 with nLight if you like, or once you get at least SP2 on you can Expand the C: drive to take up the whole capacity of the drive with partitioning software like Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

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I always got advice from my dad saying that my computer needs disk space to think and if it got too full it would, well, no longer live.

So does full disk space, when you absaloutely have no space left, kill your PC?

A:Can full disk space destroy your PC?

What Planet is your dad on? (Joking )

That is not true the Life of your Compter Depends on If you Write/Move Data on it often (Defragmenting) Or if you use High CPU Usage programs Constantly

But Simple Answer is No it will not Kill Your computer


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I always got advice from my dad saying that my computer needs disk space to think and if it got too full it would, well, no longer live.

So does full disk space, when you absaloutely have no space left, kill your PC?

A:Can full disk space destroy your PC?

What Planet is your dad on? (Joking )

That is not true the Life of your Compter Depends on If you Write/Move Data on it often (Defragmenting) Or if you use High CPU Usage programs Constantly

But Simple Answer is No it will not Kill Your computer


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I've tried ERASER, but find it cumbersome to setup and use.

Is there a better free one out there, please?

A:What is the best Free program for wiping free disk space, please?

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Okay, so I sent off my computer to get fixed, due to a bad virus - I don't know where it was sent, because my uncle took care of it, but anyway. They did a system restore on my computer. All my files(photos, docs, etc) were kept, but I have to re-install things such as itunes, adobe, etc. Anyway, I went to download adobe because I couldn't watch videos and such, and it couldn't install due to not enough memory. This also happened when I tried to install AVG. My C: drive says that I only have 256 MB left! How it this possible? I was able to download things and had enough memory before sending it away. Now, I have some problems:

1. Well, above. I can't download things and my memory is full.

2. My computer screen seems really small. I mean the text and such(I already went to properties and fiddled with the screen resolution, but that didn't work.)

3. My internet, well, computer, seems more slower.

4. I only have service pack 1, and can't download the second one due to no memory..

I really appreciate anyone's help!

A:Disk space full and other computer problems

Please, post some computer info:- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key , hit Pause/Break key)- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)

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I just had Win XP Pro installed on my machine. Primary HD is 80 GB. The drive previously ran Win 98 SE. The tech formatted it and installed Win XP Pro. System runs fine and all appears to function OK. However, the drive capacity is not accurately displayed anywhere in the system (other than BIOS). I'm trying to find out how I can have the drive space accurately displayed.

1. My Computer shows the drive as 19.1 GB, with 13.6 free

2. Right clicking on My Computer brings up Disk Management, which shows it as Drive 0, with total space of 74.50 GB. I'm OK with that number. The drive is divided into 2 sections, the blue section shows 19.10 GB space available, while the green section shows 55.39 free space available

Not sure if the above info helps or if there is more I can provide. I'd like to have My Computer, Windows Explorer, etc, accurately display the drive as an 80 GB.


A:System not recognizing full disk space

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My drive E is full. I tried to install a program [Microsoft LifeCam] and they said free up hard disk space. My computer is Acer Aspire. 320 hard drive. 2 GB memory. I assume I should clean Drive E. How do I do that? Drive C & D have a lot of open space. Any advice would be appreciated,Thank You

A:Free Up Disk Space

Open MY COMPUTER so you can see the list of drive icons.

What are the letters and names of the list of drives?

Right-click each drive icon and then click Properties. What's listed for the size and the amount of free space?


Newer computers come with the hard drive in 2 partitions. The C partition is the main partition and contains the operating system and programs. The D partition is much smaller and is the recovery partition that contains the files for doing a system recovery back to original factory specs.


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Hey guys,

I have a really confusing problem here.. im not too clued up on PC's, but im not too stupid either. Anyways, I have a file.. 4.3gb in size (3 files actually..) on my PC. I want to copy it over to my brothers laptop and when it gets to about 91% it stops and says "Cannot continue: Not enough free disk space".

Thing is, theres 26gb free on the drive... any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!

(Btw, I also posted this in Networking.. dunno which one to post in Sorry if I wasn't supposed to.)

A:Not Enough Free Disk Space?

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I am trying to install the Sims Double deluxe for my son on his computer and am getting the following error

"Sorry, there's not enough disk space free on . 209715200 bytes are required and only -1 bytes are free."

I get the same error when trying to uninstall a different game he has on there. Its got a 40 gig HD and 225MB ram with only about 4GB used so far. The machine seems to be running perfectly other than this problem I am having.
Any help is most appreciated, and thanks.

A:not enough disk space free on .

maybe you installed it to the wrong drive letter

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Hey guys,

I have a really confusing problem here.. im not too clued up on PC's, but im not too stupid either. Anyways, I have a file.. 4.3gb in size (3 files actually..) on my PC. I want to copy it over to my brothers laptop and when it gets to about 91% it stops and says "Cannot continue: Not enough free disk space".

Thing is, theres 26gb free on the drive... any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!

A:Not Enough Free Disk Space?

duplicate thread please use other thread.

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I need to free up ome space due to low disk space.
I was advised to delete browser cache and temp folder?

Where can I find them to delete them?



A:Disk space free-up

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Every alternate boot, the reported free space on one of my two drives (Total 40 GB) reduces & increases by about 400 MB. I've turned System restore off, run 'Wipe Free Sp[ace" with BC Wipe & still this variation persists. What could it be? I have Zone Alarm Security Suite & Webroot Spy Sweeper & Win Patrol Plus installed. Also run Ad-Aware SE Personal & Spybot S & D regularly - so i have good protection. Someone please share your experience & suggest a solution. Thanks.

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Having recently bought a new laptop, I quickly filled up the 320GB hard drive with games, music, videos etc. I decided to delete some of the games that I hardly play and I have on an external hard drive anyway.However no matter how much I delete, the free disk space barely changes. I have deleted at least 50GB worth of data so far and have 326MB of free space. I just deleted a 1.4GB folder and there was absolutely no change in the free disk space. I have restarted my computer a few times since deleting the first few items and it hasn't changed upon restart. Also, I can delete files and folders on my external hard drive from this laptop and it shows that the free space has increased as it should. Does anyone know what might be going on? I am running a virus scan at the moment and disk cleanup barely did anything either. Thanks in advance for the help.
Edit: I right clicked all of the folders on C drive and added up their total sizes. It came to roughly 149GB which is well below the maximum capacity of 320GB (including hidden files and folders).

System Specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9000 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 307 MB; G: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 32660 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, MS-1722, Ver 1.000, BSS-0123456789
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updat... Read more

A:Disk space will not free up

It looks like I have a program called back on track which was saving 143GB of backup data or something... in the process of uninstalling it

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Hello and help
I am attempting to install some new software and am getting the notice that I do not have enough disk space required for the installation. My C drive shows 31G available 597 MB required for this software 1340 MB.
Can someone tell me how to free up disk space? Do I need to delete word documents? Thanks in advance.

A:How to free up disk space

Run Disk Cleanup (Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. Check the boxes for items you want to cleanup. Also click the More Otions tab and remove old System Restore points and applications you don't use.

If you use Internet Explorer open Tools > Internet Options, and on the General tab clear History and Delete Cookies (caution: this will delete website logon passwords too, so make sure you know them).

If you have installed several Microsoft updates and don't plan to uninstall them, you can safely delete all C:\Windows\$NtUninstallKBxxxxxx$ folders.

Delete all files and folders within C:\Temp, C:\Windows\Temp, C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Local Settings\Temp (some may refuse to delete).

Disable Hibernation and delete C:\hiberfil.sys.

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