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SSD full -- how to move large folders to hard drive

Q: SSD full -- how to move large folders to hard drive

Bought a PC with SSD which filled up as soon as loading games from steam etc. Now trying to migrate off and I can not use the windows "move" function for folders like APPDATA local or roaming because of long files names. I simply can not get enough off of C: to run the machine reliably.

Preferred Solution: SSD full -- how to move large folders to hard drive

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.

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A: SSD full -- how to move large folders to hard drive

I would remove the SSD and suggest you buy a larger hard drive and reinstall windows. You can always put that hard drive back in or get an external enclosure so you can get access to your files.

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I have an older Dell Dimension XPS with my hard drive divided into four sections, C,D, E, and F. Drive C is full and I can not even get new email. Everyone says to move data from drive C to another section, but when I right click on the file or program I can't send it to one of the other sections, only to say My Briefcase or floppy drive or zip drive. Any suggestions will be appreciated

A:My hard drive is full, how do I move some to other sections?

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   My hard drive (XP) is so full the message pops up constantly, the cause seems to be lots of photos, iTunes and especially MS Office taking up space.
I need to transfer data or programs especialy MS Office to an 8Gb stick then remove them from the hard drive to free up space.
I no longer have teenagers at home to do this sort of thing and have very little computer knowledge myself. 
All the obvious things have been done ie disc cleanup etc. there is just too much stuff stored, there is not enough space left to defragment.

A:Hard Drive Full - How do I move data to USB stick?

You cannot move programs such as MS Office to Flash drive because the program associated with data in the Registry and will be unusable after moved them.
But if you want to move photo or Documents or anything, go to search > All files and folders > All Hard Drives > in search box type in " *.[extension] " without quotes when [extension] mean extension of the files, example of use is :

  this will search for all png pictures and word documents found on your drives. Note that extensions are separate with comma sign.
After you find your file, press Ctrl + A then Ctrl + X and go to your flash drive then press Ctrl + V.
Thank you.

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Dear Microsoft Win7 Experts,
I have a fresh Windows 7 Enterprise image on my laptop's 100 GB hard drive. There is only one C: partition with OS+ stuff and it is Bitlocker encrypted.
Now the hardrive is almost full. I want to do following:

Buy and install a new 320GB hard drive Copy the full Win7 100GB hard disk image into the hard drive (using Gparted) Extend the 100GB image to entire 320GB to use it Done. No reinstalling everything is needed.
Is this possible? We have Finnish on-site support from HCL "India's leading IT and technology company". They say that the above plan is impossible because of Bitlocker and that Win7 reinstall is absolutely needed.
Is this correct that I must reinstall everything when moving to larger hard drive?

A:How to move full OS bitlocker partition to larger hard drive?

Just throwing an idea out there, but why don't you disable bitlocker and then use a cloning utility (could also use imagex if you wanted, really doesn't matter) to clone the data onto another disk. Once you've booted into Windows again from the new HDD re-enable
I assume that you have full admin rights on the pc in question.
Please keep in mind that disabling bitlocker on the old disk, and applying it onto the new disk might take a while (several hours)
Kind regards,
Stephan Schwarz.If you one of these posts answered your question or issue, please click on "Mark as answer". If a post contained helpfull information, please be so kind to click on the "Vote as helpful" button :)

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Hey, I have a Lacie external drive of 500GB total space. It has around 468 GB of free space still available. However, I am unable to move a certain file from my internal hard drive. It is a .ISO file at roughly 4.5 GB. Any time I try, an error pops up claiming that the hard drive does not have enough space. I can move smaller files (100 MBs for instance) without any issues.

Help is appreciated.

A:Cannot move large files into External Drive

Is your external drive formatted in FAT32 by chance? If so then that would be why small files work and large ones do not, with FAT32 the file size is limited to just under 4GB.

You'd need to reformat or convert the file system to NTFS on the external drive to allow it to store files 4GB and larger.

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I am trying to move all my files from my computer to my new external hard drive, but whenever I try and move a file over 4 GB in size i get this error message...
"The file is too large for the destination file system"... anyone know how I can get around this so I can move those files over?

A:Problem transfering large file from hard drive to external hard drive

Get ahold of some software that will break up the file into chunks.

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I dropped my laptop and the screen broke (at least that is the obvious damage). I was quoted about $800 to repair and replace it.

I don't want to buy a new different one right now for several reasons. Is it possible to just buy an identical used computer and switch hard drives (assuming the used one is in working order)?

I have a Gateway Solo 5300 with Win98SE, Office XP, and several other registered programs.


A:If I move my hard drive to a different laptop will it move everything I need?

Yeah, that will probably work! You might have to DL a driver or two but Win98 moves pretty good from computer to computer...

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hi i have a acer laptop and it keeps coming up with c drive nearly full? i have done clean up but didint help much also deleted most of my emails and deleted recycle bin.

can i mive my photos? i tried to move them but only place it lets me move them to is E drive (disc)

what do i do please help


A:Solved: HELP c drive full can in move my photos?

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Is there a quick way yo transfer a large folder (53gb) to a flash drive. Copy and paste seems to take hours and hours 

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My C drive is almost full which limits what programs I can run. How do I either expand the C drive or move some of its contents?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 28 GB (1 GB Free); D: 0 GB (0 GB Free); F: 1385 GB (786 GB Free); G: 11 GB (1 GB Free); H: 298 GB (166 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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Hey there,

I'm new to the forum and looking for some advice. I've got an HP envy laptop and I am having some memory issues. I don't have very much installed on this computer, yet I only have close to 8GB left of room on a 75GB drive. I do have a second hard drive on the laptop that is 700GB. I have tried a bunch of things to clean up the C drive of all the memory, including clearing windows search index. However, I can't seem to increase the room on it.

What would I have to do to switch the C drive to the D drive for my operating system? My D drive currently only has 2GB of data used. I've attached a photo of what I'm dealing with. I tried to adjust partitions, but as you can see, they are pretty much full.

I also just can't figure out where all of this data is being used. I don't have much software at all on this laptop and I don't have any games on it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Operating System Drive Getting Full, How to clean and move?

Disk 1 is 80 GB total capacity. I had an 80 GB drive for a long time with Win 7 and never used more than about 35 GB, which included over 50 applications. No data.

Describe in detail the "bunch of things" you've done.

Download Tree Size Free to find out where the space is used.

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

How much space have you devoted to System Restore?

How much space have you devoted to the page file?

Do you use hibernation?

How much RAM is installed?

If you have to, you can move to the other drive through either cloning or imaging--but you may not have to---depending on forthcoming details.

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Hi All,

Just found this forum, first time poster. I'm a programmer but don't know too much about hardware/screen dumps etc...To get to the point, I'm encountering the problem below:

Just bought a new cyberpowerpc from Fry's, installed a 3rd hard drive (Western Digital 3TB). Everything seems okay except when I try to copy any large files/folders to the new drive. I'm using a folder that is 11.3GB with 686 files. I can copy it from drive 1 to drive 2 no problem. When I copy it from drive 1 or drive 2 to the third drive (the 3TB one), it will start copying then sometime soon after, explorer will close itself down and the computer will end up rebooting itself. Sometimes there will be a BSOD and sometimes it will just reboot without the BSOD.

I have tried to attach the dmp files etc...using the recommendations of the forum. Any help would be very much appreciated. I'd like to use this new drive for backups (it's the reason I got a new pc, my old one crashed and I didn't have a good backup system).

Thank you for your time, please help if you are able.

EDIT: I've run chkdsk, scanf, sea tools etc..on all drives and they all appear to be okay if that helps...

A:BSOD Copying large folders to new WD 3TB internal drive

110 Views - any ideas out there? I'm clueless as to what the dmp files are telling me, but am happy to update drivers etc...just looking for some options. I can reproduce this consistently so will know right away if something fixes the problem. Just downloaded and ran the WD DataLifeguard diagnostics and the hard drive passed all tests.

Sometimes I see a message saying "Intel Rapid Storage Technology - Disk on port 0...removed" - could this be a bad driver or something? Also, the HD didn't come with a cable so I just bought the only one i could find at Best Buy - could that make a difference? Thanks!

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My first ever technology post...
Have MSI all in one pc. Windows 7.
The C: drive is labeled OS_Install and the D; drive has no particular label.
My C drive is getting very full while I have a lot of space in the D drive.
I want to make up room on my C drive and move the "heavy" files & folders to D
When I check the properties of my C drive folders they don't add up to the GB's indicated (maybe hidden properties).
I use Mozilla Thunderbird for emails which I suspect is the larger contributor to the C capacity.
How do I safely move folders & files from C to D? 
How can I tell what to move and what not to move?
How to I move Mozilla Thunderbird and all its program to D?
How can I change the default location for downloads etc?
MANY thanks in advance,

A:How to move filws and folders from drive "C" to "D"

Answer #1 = It depends on what the files are for as to wether they can be moved
Answer #2 = You should no move anything that is part of your OS or installed programs! You can install new programs to the alternate location however some of their data will still be written to your c drive regardless.
Answer #3 = see answer #2
Answer #4 = You can right click on the downloads folder and go the location tab it allows you to set a new target (target being a folder you specify on any drive you want)
If your C and D drives are stored on a single storage device? you can always delete the d drive and then expand the C partition to use the whole drive....just a thought.
As for you comment about hidden files, you can find hidden files by pressing one one of the F keys (I forget which one) and then under tools there is a section called folder properties fill in the box that says show hidden files. Please remember that if you use the right click properties menu to get the size of your "windows" folder you will be given an inaccurate result regardless of hidden files. The winsxs inside the windows directory folder uses wierd links that cause explorer (not talking about internet explorer) to return a larger number of GB than is actually on the disk. However it's still very big.

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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 ?

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

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Just got Inspiron 7000 laptop and only have a small OS drive 128gb. Would like to move user folders to 1tb drive and have windows point to it, so that system can run more efficiently, especially after I add games and other software. I did find a guide at Tenforum, but it warned it is risky on OEM pre-installed win10, because it involves sysprepping and could affect Dell's have custom files.
So does anyone know how to do this on Dell's Win10 Pro?

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Hi all - new to Windows 7 and the forum but had been setup on the Vista forum. Thought I would be able to use the same login but had to register again. Oh well.

I'd like to ask for some advice. I would imagine most users of this forum keep their docs, music, pictures, video on a separate drive or partition from the op system. I have a nice new 1TB D drive for this purpose. What is the cleanest, easiest way to do this? What do you do? Do I actually each folder or move the user folder or just add new folders and attach them to the libraries?

Thanks much.

A:Personal folders - move to another partition or drive

User Folders - Change Default Location

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If want move (all Sub Folders) User- Folder to another Drive?? example to Drive D: because my Drive C: protected by Deep Freeze.

A:If want move (all Sub Folders) User- Folder to another Drive

hello and welcome

i'm don't understand what you means?
did you mean you want to move your data in drive into another drive??

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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?


A:Hard Drive Full Message but Disk Not Full

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My PC has these six folders (except the turboc4, it's the turbo c++ I installed) on it's C: drive and it's literally full! I used disk cleanup but it didn't work. I used programs like Space Sniffer and they showed me that winsxs folder takes up 12 GB out of 39 GB. I dont know which folders to delete. help please?

A:C: Drive only has about 6 folders but its full?

Multinus said:

I used disk cleanup but it didn't work.Click to expand...

Exactly what happened?

Multinus said:

I dont know which folders to delete.Click to expand...

Any that you do not need. We have no idea what, if any, those may be.

You want to try to get Disk Cleanup working--and use the "clean system files" option. Also delete the contents (right after a Restart or fresh boot) of c:\Windows\Temp and C:\Users\<your account>\AppData\Local\temp.

Tree Size Free will usually be a big help in determining which folders are large.

40 GB is pretty small for running Windows 7 or any Windows from Vista forward.

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We have had a large number of Toshiba hard drive failures with-in the last three months. Anyone have any knowledge of the issue?
1. General instability (windows freezing, system unresponsiveness, application crashes)
2. Extremely slow response
Running the built-in BIOS diagnostic turns up one of the following error codes on the hard drive component:

Some specifics on our environment:
Windows 7 64-bit (standard image)
2.5" hard drive

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Hi friends!
My question is about symbolic links (janction)
One from the reasons to use them is when you are out of space, so you can move folders with a lot of data
to another drive e.g music, videos etc... eg. mklink /j "C:\Users\Name\My music D:\Music, so that personal
folders point to a large drive

My problem is that when I try to do it I get the message "Cannot create a folder that already exist" ("My Music" in C:\)
Now, if I'll name it different is ok. but it is not anymore recognize from programs so is not useful because if I've
manually to store my data in the second drive I'll not get the benefits of symlinks.

I tried many ways... bringing a lot of mess in my system like to move the protected 'desktop.ini' file from "My Music" to
the new link and then delete the original but after I could not anymore open explorer only from the "Computer" shortcut in the
Start menu...

Anyway many words will make you tired... The question is :
Which is the right way to do it? Can someone discribe it? I'm sure there is a right way

Thanks a lot (sorry for my English)

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A friend brought me her computer. It is a Sony Vasio Laptop model: PCG-5K1L. It has a Hitachi 250GB 5400RPM SATA HDD that has failed do to physical damage (she dropped it). Is it possible to move all the data, including the Vista Home Premium OS from the old HDD to a new HDD so she doesn't have to buy a new OS?

She's had the computer for awhile and doesn't have any restore or repair disks. I happen to have a Vista repair disk (from an old laptop). Am I able to install the repair disk on the new HDD and then use the product key on the underside of her computer to install Vista?

Thanks for your help. If this topic has been covered successfully in this forum in the past, just link me to it. I tried looking but am not exactly sure how to phrase the search question. I've looked, but not satisfied with what I have been finding.


A:How do I take Vista off my old failing hard drive and move it to a new hard drive?

In spite of the physical damage you can still read the hard drive? Try cloning the drive or imaging the needed partitions. I use Macrium Reflect Free. Easeus Todo Backup is another free one, and there are lots more.

Am I able to install the repair disk on the new HDD and then use the product key on the underside of her computer to install Vista?Click to expand...

Only if the "repair disk" is a Vista installation DVD. Repair disks just include the Recovery Console programs (I probably don't have the correct term there) to fix issues with booting and startup, etc.

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quick question, and i'm sure i deserve a quick answer! some might say i should have looked around a bit more and maybe i would have found the answer.. but i'm a bit fragile today, and remember, 'there's no such thing as stupid questions; just stupid people.'

here goes; with regards to putting a large hard drive in my laptop which is the most important factor to recognising the drive, bios or service pack? (or both).

i have xp pro sp2 (also access to sp3) and i bought a 120gb drive to be safe (and it works fine), but i just wonder if it would recognise a bigger drive than that.

A:Large Hard Drive

Basically pay close attention to the laptops specs, for hard drive type (eIDE, SATA) and rotational speed. Also, the higher the speed and capacity, the hotter the drive runs. Heat is an enemy of a laptop. You already know how hot they run normally... I've installed 250GB drives, successfully

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At work I have a Compaq with an x86 Family 6 Model 5 Stepping 2 processor. I have no idea how this type processor compares to a pentium, for example. I need to install a larger hard drive on this computer. I know from previous experience (at home) that there is a limit to the size of drive some processors can comprehend. Is there a way I can easily figure out what that limit is for this computer? I have 386 megs of RAM, am using Windows 2000.

A:how large a hard drive can I get?

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I have a 320 gig hard drive and windows xp only recognizes 120 gigs of the hard drive. What do I need to do to get full use of the hard drive.

A:xp on very large hard drive

Have a look here

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I have a HP Pavilion TX1340 laptop running Vista Home Premium.

The laptop came with a 120GB hard drive and I would now like to replace it with a new 320GB hard drive which I have fitted in a USB2.0 caddy and which, after much difficulty, I have managed to initialize and format.

I have been told by HP that the laptop will only recognise hard drives up to 250GB.

If I partition the hard drive with a 250B partition plus another partition occupying the remainding space will this work OK?

A:Hard drive too large?

Unfortunately, your only option is to send me the hard drive as it will not work for you. Sad but true; PM me for my home address.

just kidding... it will work fine. If it only sees the first 250, then partition and use that; format the rest in Windows.

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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

A: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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Hi guys, computer's running a lil bit slow and wont allow me to install my new mobile phone software as c drive memory is full, i've tried my best to move things to the d drive hard disk but its still really full...

is there any safe way of transferring most of the programs and files over to the second hard drive?

many thanks,

A:Solved: how do i move files from c drive to d drive (both hard drives)

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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.

A: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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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:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Instant Restore\BOTService.exe
c:\program files\idt\wdm\stacsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Disaster Recovery\SaibSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.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

A:Hard drive full when not full?

no one can help?

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This is my first post on this site.
My home computer is running Windows 7 - Home Premium 2009.  The computer is somewhat slow and the C and D drives are almost full.  In searching through the D drive I have found many files with padlocks which have strange names containing random letters and numbers (pic attached).  When I open these they contain eula, dll and data files.  I don't recall creating them and would like to delete them but when I try I get a message saying I need permission from the SYSTEM to make changes.
Can anyone please tell me what all these folders are and how I may be able to get rid of them?  Is this a malware problem?  Each one of these folders seems to take up from 7MB to 30MB of space.

A:D drive full of folders with padlocks containing eula, dll and data files

The Microsoft Community website explains why these files are locked and how to go about changing the permissions to access them.
Scroll down to Job Sam Varkey's post.

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Good afternoon,

Hope someone here may recognise this issue and be able to suggest a cause.

A computer on our network was reported to have 0% hard drive space.
Upon investigation, I found in the Local Settings\Temp a 34GB file, which had maxed out the drive.
Has any one seen this kind of file before?


This isn't the first instance of this file being foud on the estate.
A bit of background, this machine is on an isolated network with no internet connectivity and locked down physical ports, running Windows XP.
Very small likely hood of this being viral related.

Many thanks,
and Kind regards

A:Large .DAT File Consuming Hard Drive

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please help! i just recently built a new computer (asus m2n-sli motherboard with a amd athlon (6000+)64x2, also a e-geforce 6200 video card and 2g ram, i installed win xp64 pro sp1 on a maxtor 320g hard drive everything has gone smooth until this point, windows show's the hard drive is only 32g, i can't seem to find the solution to this anywhere, any help would be greatly appreciated.i also installed sp2 in hopes this would solve the peoblem it did not.thanks

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I'm going to use a WD Purple 4TB drive on a server for an IP camera system. I would like to partition a 100MB area for Win 7 and the video monitoring software. I would like to partition the remainder of the drive as one large data storage partition.

Since I'm not going to boot off the large partition do I still need to partition it using GPT? What about the large 3 plus TB partition.

A:GUID partition on large hard drive

Do you mean a small 100GB Partition on which you want to install Windows 7 and boot from it (leaving the rest for data) ? Your 4TB disk will then be the boot disk irrespective of whether the rest of the disk is used for data.

Can Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 read, write, and boot from GPT disks?
Yes, all versions can use GPT partitioned disks for data. Booting is only supported for 64-bit editions on UEFI-based systems.

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hey all....i am running windows 7 and suddenly my 160 gig internal c:\ drive went from having over 60 gig free to having less than 1 gig free....i have run a known good anti virus software including a complete scan and removal of viruses...no go.....still very little free space.....the c:\users folder is using up over 115 gig....but when you look at all of the files and folders in there nothing uses more than 50 gig...and even so there was over 60 gig free before.....please help....mally.

A:sudden large use of hard drive space

Run TreeSize, and point it to the C:\ drive to see what's taking up space.


C:\Users is where all the user profiles and their data is stored. Your account or another user's account probably has a large video file somewhere or a large number of other junk files.

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im going to be buying a new hard drive, and i know that whether or not the computer recognizes the hdd is dependant on my motherboard and bios... back when i had a p2, 300mhz i tried to install a 60gig and it didnt work cause the bios didnt detect it, and rather than flashing the bios i settled for a 20gig...

now im going to buy a 200gig hdd, and i need to know if my motherboard and bios will detect its presence properly... is there a way to know if it'll detect correctly?

i have an ASRock mobo, with an amd athlon 1100mhz socket A chip... any help is appreciated.

A:how do i know if my bios will accept a large hard drive?

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Employee claims that while using the Move function to place folders in a different directory tree the folders were moved but the files were lost. I have tried to duplicate the action but have not been able to replicate losing the files. Talked to experts said no way it will happen. One in a million chance it will occur. However, employee claims replicated Move operation multiple times (10-15 folders) and lost files multiple times (7-10 times), but not every time.

Is this possible? I must fire employee for extensive data loss. However, if truly unintentional, and I can replicate as proof-- Employee keeps job.

A:Using Move Function: Move Folders & Lose Files

As the experts you spoke with indicated, there is virtually no way this could happen. Even if there was a copy error that Windows didn't detect and abort the move operation, you'd still likely end up with some sort of file even if it was corrupted and unreadable.

One in a hundred trillion chance of happening.

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Hi all i am running a dual boot setup i have XP on one HD and 7 on the other, it seems that the MBR is installed on the HD which has XP installed on it as i found out when i unplugged it 7 would not boot up!! I am looking to remove the HD with XP as I dont use it, can i move the MBR to the HD with 7 on?

hope you can help


A:Can I move MBR to different hard drive?

Yes, first mark Win7 active in XP Disk Management, or using free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

Next unplug XP HD, boot into Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the MBR to Win7.

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I want to move my old is win 8.1 to a newer computer. I want to move the whole hard drive with the OS and the software included. The problem that I find is that when I start the computer it shows me the BIOS and after that a black screen with a cursor. I cannot access to the safe mode in order to check what happens. And I've tried F8, an external recovery drive and a software to tell the OS that it should start in safe mode. It always show me black screen with cursor.The newer computer is good enough to to run win 8.1. Any clue??

A:Move hard drive

Your Windows 8.1 license is tied to the PC it was delivered in.  That was part of the license agreement.  You will need to purchase a license key and perform a clean install to the hard disk on the new PC. What is the brand and model of newer computer?

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I need to move EVERYTHING on this hard drive to a new one. Operating System, programs, everything. I need to do this real soon because my hard drive is almost dead. I keep getting all sorts of CHKDSK errors at start-up and files icons being changed and file names being changed to funky looking symbols and characters. This hard drive is from 2001 so it should have been about dead by now. I've done research already and these are the symptoms. I have rid my computer of malware, adware, viruses etc. etc. so now I only have one option left (if its even an option at all.) Can this be done?

A:Need to move EVERYTHING to a new hard drive!!!

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Hello All,

I would appreciate for any help on the following:
I have two computers one with PATA drive and the other with SATA.
And I would like to add the older one to my new one and also take advantage of using some software which were installed on PATA drive.
I know my new computer can take one more hard drive.

Would that be possible and what I need to do?

Thanks again!

A:Move a hard drive from one PC to another

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I am new to this site and I am not sure if my question needs to be in the hardware or software post.
I recently had my primary hard drive quite in my xp pc. It would not boot. It was running fine, and then I turned it off for a thunder storm. The pc did not want to boot again. I was getting a boot.ini error. After trying to get it to boot with no luck I decided to buy a new pc. I bought an e machine. I have a friend that has had good luck with his.
I took the slave hard drive (160g seagate) out of my old pc and put in an external case that is usb to the new pc. The new pc is a T6524 with xp media center edition. The pc sees the hard drive but it will not let me access it. The pc asks if I want to format it. Then I slaved it like in the old pc on the same IDE cable as the primary and have not changed the jumper setting.
When I look in the computer manager it shows the hard drive but it is not the correct capacity and it has no file system.
Is this a compatiblity problem or a xp problem? I would like to get the data off of this drive. Does anyone have any suggestions?


A:Help! Hard drive move

does it show as D drive E drive if so try right click and click on explore
also while right clicked go to security and take ownership/possession of drive.you do not need format to change file system to or from ntfs or fat32
while usb the usb software may have changed it to ext2

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I have a 119gig .bkf file on my desktop and I'm trying to move it to a new 320gig external HD. I keep getting a message there's not enough space on the disk. If I reformat the external HD from FAT to NTFS would that work or do I have start the backup utility and save to the external HD? The .bkf file on my desk top took almost 8 hours to create. Don't want to do it again if I don't have to. Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated. Thanks for your time!

A:Moving large files to external hard drive

I believe that formatting to NTFS...is a step in the right direction.FAT32 file systems have a file size limitation of 4GB, http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881Louis

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I tried to copy an iso file that was about 4.5 gb to a portable usb HD, but I was keep getting an error message saying the file was too big.
Now my USB HD is about 150GB! So what's up with this? Help me out guys!

A:Solved: Copying a large file to USB Hard Drive

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I have a 500GB external Hard Drive that I need to use at home with my Windows 7 PC and at school where I use a Mac.

I know NTFS is for Windows only and I know FAT32 works on both Windows and Mac.

However I have been unable to format my external hard drvie to FAT32. Only to exFAT which doesnt work on Windows.

I have tried in CMD using the format fs=FAT32 quick but it told be my hard drive is too big.

Any ideas?


A:How to format large external Hard Drive to FAT32

Nevermind lol I used a program called guiformat.exe - worked like a charm. I decided to leave this post up in case it helps someone else.

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