help with disk space!

buggesy666

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i have almost filled my computers hard disk! i have a wireless home network from my room to my computer room! i would like to send some of my files to my other computer. How would i do this? i have a speed touch wireless network! any help?
 

Jale

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Enable disk sharing in the other computer by right-clicking the hard disk of the destination computer.



 

TheCreator

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speaking about disk space, my hard drive reads that there's 18gb left when there should be 23gb left, space taken up by nothingness. i have checked through hidden files and folders, is there a way to clear out this wste space without formatting? the file system is ntfs, on a 70gb partition.
 

-=VampyR=-

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TheCreator said:
speaking about disk space, my hard drive reads that there's 18gb left when there should be 23gb left, space taken up by nothingness. i have checked through hidden files and folders, is there a way to clear out this wste space without formatting? the file system is ntfs, on a 70gb partition.
TweakNow PowerPack Professional 2006 or Advanced System Optimizer.
Both recommended to clean up junk,registry and much more.
If it's a Windows problem only a format will help,maybe a convert from NTFS to FAT32.
 
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Zach

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You might try running the Disk Cleanup tool, under accessories, system tools.
It'll let you clear out temporary files, your internet cache, and all but your most recent System Restore file. System restore can eat up tons of space, so it may be one culprit.

Other than that, take a look in c:\windows\temp and see about manually cleaning that out. If there is nothing there, go look in your user profile's temp directory.

c:\Documents and Settings\%profile%\Local Settings\Temp

%profile% is your profile name of course..
 

-=VampyR=-

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Neco said:
System restore can eat up tons of space, so it may be one culprit.
I once had 3GB of such trash.Since then,System Restore is turned off the first on a new WinXP install.

You can delete manuallly the info in System Volume Information folder in each disk,just enable "Show Hidden Files".
 

TheCreator

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i have tried deleting temp files, and put hidden files on. i've done a select all on the drive and it says 45gb used but there's only 20gb free, so 5gb is used for no reaosn. It happened on another disk, i deleted everything on it, hidden files expecially as there was only data on it, and 3gb of nothingness was used.

It's not absolutely urgent but it would be nice to know if there is a solution.
 

alcoatjez

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You can always try this trick: Start your PC in DOS and type 'format c:'. Guaranteed to free the maximum diskspace :p
 

TheCreator

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alcoatjez said:
You can always try this trick: Start your PC in DOS and type 'format c:'. Guaranteed to free the maximum diskspace :p

First, the drive is on d, and second I don't want to format the drive, becasue it takes a lot of time to reinstall everything, so I was wondering of a solution.
 

-=VampyR=-

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Butters said:
I freed 10 GB last night :confused:
By deleting restore points and useless .bak,.tmp files or just deleting stuff at random ? :happy:
 

dereckbaistosh

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try the disk space tool >system restore

if it still not work try to delete pornographic piks/videos
try to convert your 50mb videos to 10mb vid...

i also have the probem, mine was a 40gb(39>38) main hdd and it reads only 35gb
this cause when i install a xp software and didnt read a part of it saying/ will partition ur hdd to 35gb and 2.5gb..after installation the hdd reads only 2.5gb and ask a help for a computerservice and reversing it so it will read 35gb..

as for now i dont know where the hell is my extra 2.5gb went and dont care .. i have a 200gb on D: now ^_^
 

-=VampyR=-

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dereckbaistosh said:
if it still not work try to delete pornographic piks/videos
OH NOES !! NEVER !!!111 :D Not an option.
dereckbaistosh said:
try to convert your 50mb videos to 10mb vid...
ONLY if they are not compressed right...if they are,no one should bother.

BTW...dude,why did you bump this thread ??
The problem was solved months ago... ;)
 

TheCreator

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He's right y'know, my 'lost' disk space magically came back somehow. Besides it's getting repaired (missing pins) and shouldn't happen again.
 
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