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iPod C drive space questions

Q: iPod C drive space questions

Not sure if this is the right forum. I am loading music for iPod on my PC. Does anyone recommend “disk cleanup”, checking box for “compress drive to save disk space” or doing a "defragmentation”? I have a lot of cd’s taking up a lot of GB’s so I was not sure if any of these would help with space. Thanks.

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A: iPod C drive space questions

walnel said:

Not sure if this is the right forum.Click to expand...

Even if you are not sure about the correct forum, this site's rules still prohibit multiple postings of the same problem. A moderator can move a post if they believe another forum would be a better choice.

Dupe of http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/818067-ipod-c-drive-space-question.html

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Not sure if this is the right forum. I am loading music for iPod on my PC. Does anyone recommend “disk cleanup”, checking box for “compress drive to save disk space” or doing a "defragmentation”? I have a lot of cd’s taking up a lot of GB’s so I was not sure if any of these would help with space. Thanks.

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No, in Disk Cleanup it is not advisable to check that box.

Compressing the drive is not reccommended, either. Using an external hard drive is a good way to increase storage space. Having a higher capacity drive installed inside the pc is also a good way but using an external drive allows portability.

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Not a very common happening these days, but I was just forced to compress my disk drive. It's great. Windows is just as fast and I can fit more files. I'd go so far as to recommend it. But I'd also like to ask a few questions:

1. While it was compressing, it said that some files could not be compressed because they were in use. I thought that just meant system files, and I know windows has many, so I said ignore all. Will this cause problems later?

2. When copying files to and from different partitions/disks, will windows automatically compress or decompress?

3. People on different forums keep saying not to compress because there will be problems (found that out after I compressed). Will there be any and how can I avoid them?

4. At the moment, there is an option to decompress the drive. Should I decompress, go into safe mode, then compress it from there?

5. What about defragmenting?

6. What about checking the disk for errors?

Killing 6 birds with one stone. So yeah, thanks

A:Compress disk drive to save space questions

These days it's not recommended because of the risk of data loss and slower performance. Large hard drives are now much cheaper than they used to be, so that is the way to go if you're running low on disk space.

I wouldn't risk using drive compression ever. Data loss is worrying enough even without it, why increase that risk?

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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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I am not sure if this is the right forum to post this first of all, and second, I am not sure if I will get any help with the questions, but I will give it a shot. I am considering getting an iPod, but I have a few questions.

- Can you take music from CD's you own and put them on your iPod?
- Can you take DVD's you own, and put them on your iPod?
-- If yes to either, how easy is it to do.


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I am thinking of buying my 2 grandsons (8 and 10) an IPod Touch (4th Gen 8 gb) and need some advice. Will the 8 gb be big enough for their needs? Can the 8gb be expanded? Should I go with new or refurbished? Where would be the best place to purchase these? Any other advice you may have would be greatly appreciated!!


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I don't know if this is in the right forum or not (if not Moderators feel free to movie to desinated place), but I had a question about the Ipod mini that I just bought my girlfriend. When she plugged it in the computer, it automatically uploaded to her ipod all my music, about half of which she likes. Does anyone know how to get the songs that she doesn't care for off her Ipod? Any help is much appreciated, thanks!

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Im not sure if this is correct but if you de-select all the songs in the library that she does not want on her ipod and then plug the ipod back in it will only send the songs that have been ticked to her ipod.

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Can I buy a firewire to usb converter? As I want to buy an ipod but do not have wirewire on pc. Or if I wanted to add firewire how do I check that my pc will accept it ok?

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I am currently running the latest version of Itunes. I currently have loaded on the Ipod 4811 tunes in 31.8 GB. I realize the low number of plays is likely as a result of my selected bit rates which are usually larger than 128. What concerns me is that Itunes advises that I have 5.23 gigs free (the approximate 3 gigs outstanding likely used by the operating system) but I am unable to load any more music or whatever into the remaining 5.23 gigs. Hopefully I am explaining my predicament correctly and one of your experts or viewers may have some insight as to what is going on.


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I have just updated the iTunes version and by doing this I lost all my music from the previous version.

To restore the music I copied it in from a 'c' drive file back into the new version of iTunes.

I tried to 'sync' my ipod with iTunes which deleted everything off my iPod.

Now when I try and put back the music on iTunes into my iPod, it tells me it can't fit everything - my iPod wasn't even half full before with the same music files!!!!

Can anyone tell me whether I can fix this or whether it's an iTunes/Apple scam to get you to upgrade to a larger iPod??


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My solid state drive is half full of with and unknown CAB file (see attached WinDirStat report. I'm running out of space. I've disabled imaging and everything else that I can find to disable and have all data on my D drive which is setup with 2 drives 1 TB each for a total storage space of 1 TB. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! The attached screen shot from yesterday has the file size at 66.3 and today it is at 67.5. Looks like computer cancer.

Thanks so much for considering this.

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Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

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Please reattach your WinDirStat report properly using this following guide:-

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I have an HP Envy 17 notebook. My notebook has 2 hard drive slots. It came with 2 500 GB HDD's. I decided to re vamp my laptop when I got it new. I put in a 40 GB SSD as my main drive. Desiganted as the C: Drive. I didnt have money for anything larger and I had my mind set on having a fast SSD instead of a normal HDD. I also put in a 320 GB Hard drive as the secondary drive. Its my E: Drive.

I also put in 8GB of Random Access memory. It came with 4GB. I then Installed Windows 7 Ultimate to my 40 GB SSD. I had about 7 GB left after installing. I just wanted a fast boot up. And I wanted Windows to run fast and smoothly.

Awhile later My SSD started having space disappear for no reason. I wasn't installing anything new on the drive, nor was I saving anything extra to it either. The extra 7 GB dwindled down to about 200 MB. Now my notebook is always running on low disk space. I have tried removing unwanted programs. I also tried clearing out cookies, history and my cache. Even tried removing system restore and shadow copies. And also tried the windows disk cleanup utility.

Does anyone know why my SSD started to have space magically vanish? I would like the space back. And can anyone give me any other ideas on how to free space on the drive? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

A:Running out of hard drive space. Need info on how to clear up much needed space.

Probably windows updates that have been downloaded. 40GB is pretty small for Windows 7. You could running through the disk cleanup utility located in START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS

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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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I'd like to run a batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space available, then run some commands to create a directory to copy the files from remote server.

Read a text file with all the server ips
Run as service account
Verify that there is enough space on C:
Create a Install directory on remote server
Then copy the file from my computer remote server.

Can anybody please help me!!!

A:batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space

I found this code on "SpiceWorks.com'.

I have not tested. I have not test (just to be clear). It's set up to determine % of free space (on a text file listing of servers) but could be modified to do what you want.

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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 15... Read more

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Hey guys,
I'm having a big problem with my hard drive space. First of all it keeps decreasing for no apparent reason when i am connected to the internet even though i'm not downloading anything. And i'm not talking about mb but GB!! My first guess was a vius so i ran my antivirus (avast) and removed some issues, but the trouble continues... I installed the WinDirStas as i saw in other posts to find if i missed something. And to my surprise i discovered that my HD is occupied by ~80GB of unaccessible files! I'm not sure i am saying that correctly so see for yourselves...

A:Hard drive space decreasing and showing less space available

I think you should read as 8 point 8... but you do need more overhead for Windows. Look at your pagefile settings in System and maybe have a look at what Windows Indexing settings are...

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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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Hi folks,

Lately I have downloaded a fair few movies, TV shows, concerts etc and I have started to become mindful of the dwindling amount of space available on my hard drive. I hope someone can help me with what are probably some pretty dumb questions...

I am wondering what others more expert than me do in this regard to free up disk space... do you burn those clunky video files that are taking up space on your hard disk to DVD-R's, and delete those files from your computer? I have probably got a fair amount of stuff in the 'non-essential' category that would not devastate me to delete from my computer, as long as I first burned to disc.

This is probably an even dumber question: I do regular weekly back-up to a 1 TB external hard drive. Having backed up lots of my clunky video files to an external hard drive, if I then delete those files from my computer, does this also delete the same (backed-up) files from the external hard drive?

Apologies for my ignorance. I am just hoping an expert or experts here might be able to give me some tips for 'best practice' for freeing-up disk space. Thanks in advance for any help offered!

A:Best way to free up disk space? Some dumb questions...

Running out of disk space means that you need to get more. You can put it off, try to recover space on the drive, copy things to DVD, and so on. But eventually, if you want to save things, you need to cough up the bucks.

Movies can be easily stored on DVD's. I usually store them in their original avi or mpg formats since I can get many of them on a DVD. External drives are really a good idea because not only do they give you storage space, but you can make periodic images of your internal drives. Then, when your drive fails, and it will, you don't lose everything, including your operating system. You jst get a new drive and restore everything from the image that you made.

Look on the external. Are your videos still there? that should answer your deletion question.

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I am very new to Windows Backup and have a few questions. Actually, my first question is not really specific to Windows Backup, but I notice it whenever I go to Disk Management to view my backups, so I hope it's okay if I ask it here.

Partition Question:

I have the following partitions on Disk 0:
100MB - 70% free
C:906.34GB - which has 82% or 739.03GB free
25.07GB OEM partition which is listed as 100% free

Isn't that 25GB OEM partition the Recovery partition? If so, why is it listed as 100% free? And what is the 100MB NTFS partition for?


Now for my Windows Backup questions:

I ran Windows Backup for the first time Thursday night morning. I chose the "Let Windows choose, recommended" option - "Windows will automatically select user files... A system image will be created including system files, drivers, registry settings, Windows and all of your programs. These items will be backed up on a regular schedule".

It took 6 or 7 hours to complete. When it was done, my 1TB external hdd had 661.51 GB free space. I was surprised because my 1TB desktop hdd still had 742 GB free space. I didn't anticipate the backup to take up more space, and I'm hoping someone can explain to me why it does. Is it because it copies virtually the entire hard drive and then also makes a specific image of the operating system, registry and installed programs?

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A:Windows Backup, Used Space, & Partition Questions

Were I you and I'm not, I would keep my personal data and Windows in separate partitions. Maybe 60 or 80 gigs for Windows and the other 880 or whatever for data.

Then image the operating system and data partitions separately, so you avoid this confusion.

You aren't anywhere near the first person to be confused by Windows imaging--that's why many have given up on it. There are free alternatives that are much more flexible and straightforward.

The 100 MB partition you refer to was put there by Windows and is used in certain recovery operations. With luck you won't ever need to use it. You can hide it from view I think. You can even avoid it during an installation. Most people just ignore it and possibly hide it.

I can't explain why your OEM partition is shown as empty. Offhand, I wouldn't necessarily believe it is empty. Hang on to it at least temporarily.

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I have 2 SATA drives installed on my desktop i.e. h/d 0 & h/d 1

I had the second h/d Partitioned into several Partitions but have now deleted all of these leaving only one Partition with the rest of the drive being designated "Free Space" This is coloured green in Disk Management. The remaining Partition is a Primary Partition coloured dark blue in D.M. The Primary Partition is formatted in NTFS and contains data.

I now want to have this h/d created into a single un-partitioned drive without loosing the data stored at the moment on its Partition.

How do I go about this ?

Is the "Free Space" here still formatted in NTFS as it was before I deleted the partitions contained there ?

A:Primary Partition and Free Space Questions

Can you post a screen shot Disk management?

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Hello, was wondering if anyone could tell me with this, it seems almost 85gb of my hard drive space is being used up by recovery and I am starting to need the extra space in my C drive, is this possible?
Thanks in advance

A:Can I Take Space From Recovery Partition for More Space in (C:) Drive?

As a general rule, if you already ran off the manufacturer recovery discs, you can then delete the recovery partition, create another in the unallocated space and use it to store your data.

You probably won't be bsle to do it with windows tools.

This free program should do the job:


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Hello, I'm trying to help a friend whose notebook was infected with malware. She tried to clean it herself and the result is that Windows XP Pro sees the (C Drive as "Used space 0 bytes, empty space 0 bytes, capacity 0 bytes". Disk management sees Drive (C as "66.34 GB NTFS healthy system with 92% empty space" Disk management also sees "HP_Recovery (D 7.18 GB with 2% empty space" and "Unknown Partition 1.00 GB healthy with 14% empty space"

Because Windows XP thinks the disk has zero bytes of capacity and zero bytes of empty space, I am unable to download or install any diagnostic or anti malware utilities. I ran Avira Antivir Rescue System from the CD Drive and it found "TR/Drop.Agent.ahdz" Trojan in several files and it renamed the files. After the Antivir scan windows began to display the following message during startup "Windows is unable to open the following folder, folder: rncsys32.exe.XXX".

The PC boots and runs normal. The only problem is that the OS thinks the Hard Disk Drive is full.

Is there a way to make windows recognize that Drive (C does not have zero bytes of capacity and zero bytes of empty space? Also would deleting the Drive C: partition and restoring the system work in this case, or should I save some time and just install a new hard drive?

Thanks in advance for any responses.

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I keep getting the message "Low disc Space" You are running out of disc space on local disc C. I have checked my "Add/remove, but do not want to remove any of the programs. My computer is running very slow. I don't really have a lot of programs installed and can't figure out why I am getting this message. I was running a ghost program and am wondering if this could be a problem. I also find that when I run my Norton anti-virus, I seem to have many more files than expected. Is their any way that I can resolve this problem or find out what is typing up a lot of space without looking at the add/remove programs. I am almost intermediate, but am a bit of a dumbhead when it comes to this, so please be gentle. thanks for your help. Running windows XP

A:Low Disc Space- Running out of space on C drive

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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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1) I have Norton Ghost. Is the best idea to partition my computer and put the ghost copy in that partitioned area as opposed to putting it on 4 or 5 cd's?

2) I have Paragon for my 64 bit Vista, and I'm starting to feel like a moron. I will go through the complete set-up portion of making a partition, and it says it's only in a virtual set-up at this point. So I 'apply' those actions and it brings up an error saying that it can't complete the task b/c C: drive is being used. Uh, yeah, of course it is, how do they think I'm running that dang program! Obviously this must be my mistake/error, so any help would be very much appreciated.

3) Is 25 gigs enough for the general 'Joe' to partition?

Thank you!


A:Ghost copy to partitioned space questions/problems

Having it on a separate partition is OK it the C: partition becomes corrupt, but it won't be of any use if the hard drive becomes damaged. I put mine on a USB hard drive

Not familiar with Paragon, sorry

25 gigs should be fine

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Hey All,

I love Space Cadet Video Pinball! It is very challenging and frustrating. Some games I do incredibly well. (Got like 8 million last night!) Other games are over in a matter of minutes. I know it takes practice and timing, but some questions?

1.) What makes the game so random in the ability to do well? Is there any strategies that you use to do consistently well in the game?

2.) What actually controls the speed and direction of the ball? Is it physics? Just luck? or a combination of both?

3.) Is the Replay Awarded (Extra Ball Bonus) with points accumulated from the previous ball, totally random? If not, what must be done to get the Replay Award?

4.) What in the design of the game gives it almost a "Sixth Sense" of knowing when you are doing well, with one target left to go until the next level and the ball drains? As a side-note, what seems to make hitting the three flags for an extra ball, without the point accumulations from the previous total, easier the more you hit it.

5.) If you go up the Hyperspace Launch Shoot several times, does the Center Post Light shield your ball from draining down the center in any way? If not, what does it do?

6.) What does the Gravity Wall do? Is it good or bad?


A:Video Pinball Space Cadet (Windows XP) Questions?

1 & 2) same as a real pinball game, most luck with the angle of the ball with speed. It mimics the physics of a tilted board.

3) it's when you get a certain amount of points (i think 1Mil).

4) no clue

5) i think when you do that x amount of times, it will give you the ability to have the extra help... it's been too long for me.

6) i think it's just a name you see when you get points... again, haven't played in ages.

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A couple of questions about Backups.

I have a 2nd internal hard drive which I have been using as a backup. But I decided that I ought to get some external backups as well.

In 2011 I bought an external WD Drive 500GB, which says it has 465GB available space to use. There is now 8GB left free. Windows 7 refused to do automatic backups so I dragged and dropped. But I had problems with it, so put it aside. I had another go in 2012 and dragged the docs and photos onto it. But it came up drive full, when there should have been a lot of space still left. I gave up on it. Now I am looking at it again and found the following:

July 2011 Folder WindowsImageBackup which has a Backup folder with 2 VHD files one of 40mb and one of 40.4GB. I found that VHD is Virtual PC which is no help, can?t find a program to open them.

Also 11 XML files consisting of kb up to 4mb. They want to connect to the internet, but it won?t connect.

Other folders are:

March 2012 modified Sept 2013 Document folder - 5GB
March 2012 modified Sept 2013 Pictures folder - 193B
All accessible as far as I can see.

So 193GB + 5GB + 40GB + some mb and kb = appx 238GB + 8GB free = 246GB

465GB - 246Gb = 219GB missing

Question: So any idea where the 219GB missing space has gone?

And what are the VHD files, I can?t remember what I did to create a image backup in 2011, as it didn?t seem to have worked at the time.

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A:Questions on automatic backup and missing space on external HD's

First, backing up to an internal drive is a really bad idea. If your computer gets infected with malware, such as one of those that locks all your data until you pay a ransom, you will not be able to access your backup. Or a virus could destroy all your data, including your backup. A hardware malfunction, such as a PSU shorting out and frying everything inside, could also takeout all your data, including the backup drive.

Backups should be kept external and physically connected to your computer only when updating the backup. It isn't as convenient as automatic backups but it's much safer. One way to ensure data is backed up as quickly as possible is to use a good, paid cloud backup service (the free ones have been known to disappear with little or no warning and are rarely secure), such as Carbonite, CrashPlan, or Backblaze, in addition to your external backups. Those work in the background, periodically uploading new and changed data to the service's servers.

For data to be reasonably safe, it should be kept in three physically different places, such as on the computer, on an onsite backup, and on an offsite backup. No matter what medium you have your data on, it is subject to failure, including ones used for backup, hence the need for more than one backup. One of the cloud backup services mentioned earlier can be used as an offsite backup although I prefer to use them to supplement a physical offsite backup.

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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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hey i just purchased an ipod and i am very pleased with it so far. i have not yet put any cds that i own onto it but i was reading about it in the manual. according to the manual, in order to put cds onto the ipod, itunes must first copy the cd to your hard drive. ok, sounds alright, but heres the part i dont like......any music you put on ur ipod must be in your library. so after i copy a cd to my ipod i have to keep all the songs on my computer also......i dont want to have a copy of all my cds on my computer.

is there a way to put cds (and even songs) on your ipod and then delete them from your computer/library without them being removed from your ipod the next time you connect it? any help appreciated

A:CDs On iPod not Hard Drive

You put the CD's on the IPOD in a compressed format, they won't take nearly as much space that way. Disks are cheap, just keep the disk copy.

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MY friend's IPOD has taken ill. I haavent been able to figure out if its the battery or if the board on her ipod is toast. She charged it one day and it wouldn't turn back on....really not wanting to waste money on a new battery only to have it not work, we decided to get a 1.8 inch ATA drive enclosure and attach it to her PC and recover her music. Here's my question(s)

I'm not sure what format the ipod drive is...i'm assuming a standard mac format....but what is it? Can windows XP read it? I know jack about macs so i dont want to hook them up to find they aren't speaking to each other

A:Solved: Attaching IPOD drive to PC via USB

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My CD drive on my laptop does not work. I have an HP Pavilion zt1145 with Windows XP Home Edition.

Getting to the point, I really want to erase my laptop through the HP recovery disks. Obviously I cannot. My flash drive does not have enough memory to hold the 630 mb needed. Is it possible to reboot from my ipod and then erase my laptop? Are there certain requirements that my laptop must have? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

A:Erasing My Hard Drive Using My Ipod?

You can buy 1GB and 2GB flash drives now, for just a few pounds.. Buy one. Save all your data to it. Do a full recovery on your laptop. However that won't fix your cd problem if the cd drive itself is broken so don't assume a recovery is all that's required.

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i have a very small hard drive. is it possible for me to use itunes and my ipod with all my music stored on an external drive rather than my PC hard drive?


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I have an HP desktop running XP. I've been using the most accessible USB drive to plug in my iPod. Yesterday, I used that drive to connect my new Palm Centro to download data. Now, the USB drive doesn't recognize my iPod. (I can use another drive--it's just not so convenient.)

I know there has to be an easy way to get the drive back to the way it was.



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Why can't I put my iTunes library on an external hard drive to save space on my C Drve? When my 200gig external iDrive is on, my computer will not recognize my iPod. When I turn the external iDrive off, my computer will recognize my iPod but then I can't access my music library. I have read all the entries on iLounge to no avail and the iPod site is no help either. I have a 16 month old, 20 gig iPod shuffle @ click wheel that is full. It seems that my emachine T1840 computer isn't capable of recognizing more than one mass storage device at a time. If this is the case then why have more than one usb port?

Is the answer in putting iTunes library on the external hard drive? If so can anyone tell me how this is done?

I have a 40 gig C drive /Celeron 1.8GHz CPU/ 1.25GB Ram / with a maxtor 6 usb device.

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I have an ipod mini and the hard drive went bad. just bought a 4gb hitachi from ebay. once (and if) i get the mini to work again, i'll post a how to guide for those of you who may encounter the same problem

A:Ipod mini hard drive

sounds good - my sons creative zen 60gb HDD gave up the ghost a while back - didnt think you could buyy the drives and replace ... may have been a lot cheaper

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My computer restarts everytime I put a USB in. For example, when I put in my iPod or just a normal USB pen drive. This doesn't happen to my w850i phone and Logitech USB headset 350.

I have windows XP
CPU: AMD Athlon 64, 2400 MHz 3800+
Motherboard: Asus A8R-MVP
Memory: 1024 MB
Hard Drive: 120GB
Graphics card: ATI Radeon x1800 xl
Power Supply Unit: 500 watt SilverStone

Anyone know what the problem is?

A:IPod, USB pen drive cause computer to restart?

Have you checked the system logs ? It could be that the system reboots every time you plug in a device that have bigger power demands (typical of devices that can charge off the USB slot).

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Hi ^^

Right, so, I had to get a new external hard drive cause my last one died on me (sad times) and my new one arrived today (good times!) - it's a LaCie, 500G, and it works brilliantly...unless my iPod is connect to my computer at the same time.

My darling laptop is a Thinkpad T60, running a dual Centrino processor. It seems that my iPod is generating a hardware conflict with the LaCie drive, causing the LaCie to cease and not be properly recognised (if it does come up, it's as a sort of shadow drive; I can't see the information on there and it says it has a capacity of 0.)

Other than just not have them connected at the same time, any advice?


A:Hard Drive/iPod conflict

Maybe you can try renaming the name of either the ipod or the harddrive. I don't mean just right clicking it and clicking "rename"... I mean rename the actual drive letter.

I forget exactly how this is done, I have only done it once when I had conflict problems but it solved my problems awhile ago. I changed my flash drive to drive "Z" ... I'm sure a quick google search could give you plenty of responses.

Good luck!

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I have the older iPod shuffle that is about 1" x 2". I plug it in and it seems to be charging (yelllow flashing light). Do I turn it off while it's charging?

I downloaded iTunes 11, and yet it does not look like the layout here:


I tried to folow their directions by moving iTunes from My Music into Document/My Music. I can't even see my library now.

After I installed iTunes I saw some older songs on there that were in My Music.

Did I install the right version for Windows 7? Maybe I can start all over again. I want to transfer my songs that are on my iPod to my computer and then pick and choose what songs to put on my iPod.


A:I hear music on my iPod Shuffle iPod folder on computer is empty

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Recently, the cd drive on my Dell laptop suddenly stopped working. CDs or DVDs were simply not being recognised when I inserted them into the drive. I would put a cd in but nothing would happen at all. I initially thought that perhaps this was merely a problem with the disc drive but when I took my lap top to get repaired, it was suggested that the problem was in fact with my ipod nano interferring with the disc drive.

This suprised me as I have experienced no previous problems whatsover with itunes or with my ipod. Has anyone else encountered any problems similar to mine? Now I'm worried about using my ipod with my laptop again in case the problmes arises again. Any suggestions?

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Hello all,

I've had this problem for a while where if I connect my iPod touch to the USB port (and the Apple Mobile service is on) it freezes instantly. sometimes it would work for a second or so, but when the iPod went to sleep/made that beep, the whole Pc froze (power cycle required). I know the iPod works on other machines and other iPods cause ti to crash as well.

Fast forward to yesterday when my new Western digital MyBook 1 TB came in. I plugged it in and at first, it just wasn't seeing it. I found good advice on this forum about revealing hidden drivers in device nmanager, deleting ALL USB devices and drives not present and rebooting. that actually worked. I got my songs to my 1 TB drive (to be safe, luckily) and then started synching my iPod. It actually synched 1200 of the 1250 songs and then froze.

Now, no matter what I do with deleting the devices, rebooting, etc, it seems to freeze instantly. Heck, the USB drive freezes now, too. when I power cycle and go back to the devices, there IS a new hidden device for the MyBook or iPod so it actually starts to (or maybe finishes) adding the service, but the PC locks.

I also disabled the Indexing service and DEP (as per other threads on this site) to no avail. I have Windows XP SP3. I have read many others claim that their similar issues started around SP2 (which sounds about right). My mobo is an ASUS p5nSLI.

If anyone has ideas/solutions, let me know! I do eventually plan to swap out the mobo and CPU (and e... Read more

A:iPod or USB hard drive cause Windows XP to freeze

ps I was able to copy the files from the drive to another PC and then synch the iPod that way, so all hardware works...and I tried EVERY USB port...even added 2 more from my new case. No such luck (except the one time). thanks again!

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My hardrive in my ipod is doing funky stuff. It wont read the harddrive it seems. on the screeen it comes up with that exclamation mark + folder. Any ideas?

A:IPod Hard Drive Problem (W/ Video)

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Hi. I am trying to connect my old 20gb iPod hard drive to my computer. It is a Toshiba MK2006GAL (HDD1488) hard disk drive, here is a link to the spec page with everything you should need to know about it: Spec Sheet. Also if need be it i can dig up the old parts to the iPod and the parts that connected it to the motherboard of the iPod. Thank so much.

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Not owning an Ipod myself - a colleague asked me who will he get his music from his Ipod onto his PC hard drive (win xp) - is their a program that can do this ?

A:Solved: Music from Ipod to PC hard drive


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I obviously have an external hard drive. Whenever I try to disconnect it safely and properly, I use the Safely Remove Hardware icon. Also, when my ipod's plugged in, I can either do it that way or press a button in iTunes. But lately, when I've tried disconnecting the devices, it says that some other application is using it. I'm pretty sure all the apps I use were closed.
I have no idea what's wrong/ or even causing the problem.

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A little over a week ago I tried to burn a playlist with iTunes and was surprised to find that I could not. I was prompted to insert a blank disc, did so and I continually received the "Checking Media..." message for a minute or so before the display returned to the Apple logo. iTunes has never given me problems in the past, but it seems like 4.7 is giving many people issues. I attempted to burn with another program, Nero I believe, and that would not work either. I checked the drive (with a blank disc in it) in My Computer and was told that the drive was "empty". I put in an audio CD which iTunes properly recognized. I ran a CD Diagnostic test using blank CDs in the drives and received this message:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
CD Driver
CD Driver DLL
LowerFilters: AFS2K (, MxlW2k (,
UpperFilters: GEARAspiWDM (,
Video Driver: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU
Check the website of your computer manufacturer or video card vendor to verify that you have the latest video drivers.

IDE\CdRomSAMSUNG_CD-ROM_SC-148A__________________B400____, Bus Type ATA, Bus Address [1,0]
IDE\CdRomTSSTcorp_CD/DVDW_TS-H552B_______________GA04____, Bus Type ATA, Bus Address [0,0]
Some Dell computers need an update to the ATA bus driver before iTunes recognizes CDs. If you have a Dell computer, check the Dell support website for details.

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A:Disk drive/ iTunes/ iPod problems

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Try this one - struggling to get an explanation I can understand (even from Apple) - family members IPOD touch performed a port scan(outgoing) on an unknown IP adress- geo located within 25 miles of our house. Problem - no one had access to the IPOD at the time, whole family were away. Apple have never encountered this they say.
Whats all that about?, why would an IPOD perform a port scan on an unknown address - why has my firewall on router picked it up? & how the heck can this happen when nobody had acess to it ?(sleep mode though).

Really Grateful for help.

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