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ikyojo

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#1 9 years ago

I have do hard disks in my pc 1x 160GB and 1x 1TB i run windows on the 160GB and have all my games installed on the 1TB and all programs music and photos on the windows drive now my problem last night i turned my pc off and before i turned it off it said it had 50GB free on C: drive which is the 160GB and i just turned it on then and i now have 176mb free dose anyone know whats going on? I found the culprit last nite i tryed to launch wow though steam but it bugged out and created 60gb worth of temp file in my C:/User/Mynamehere/appdata/temp any way got it fixed




*Daedalus

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#2 9 years ago

Delete everything in your C:\Temp folder Empty your recycle bin Do a disk clean-up (Right click on drive, properties, disk cleanup) Delete all but the last restore point (in disk cleanup dialog box, other tab) A defrag never hurts either.

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*The.Doctor

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#3 9 years ago
Delete all but the last restore point (in disk cleanup dialog box, other tab)

First time i did that after having my old XP install going for god knows how long i was amazed at how much space i got back. Those restore points do take up a ton of space, i like to limit it to one or two restore points at the most. I had system restore disabled in Vista, haven't bothered to do it yet with Win7.




*Daedalus

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#4 9 years ago

Vista's a lot worse in that regard - it really doesn't trust you to not fuck up your computer in some way at least once every day. I've got over 100GB back before.




Mr. Pedantic

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#5 9 years ago
Vista's a lot worse in that regard - it really doesn't trust you to not fuck up your computer in some way at least once every day. I've got over 100GB back before.

I've had my comp for three months, and I just freed up nearly 5GB from deleting restore points.

Vista's a lot worse in that regard - it really doesn't trust you to not fuck up your computer in some way at least once every day. I've got over 100GB back before.

Apparently 7's a lot better...




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#6 9 years ago

I've freed up over 8 GB from doing a disk cleanup, but that was after 6 months to a year of neglecting to do it.




*The.Doctor

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#7 9 years ago
Apparently 7's a lot better...

I don't know about that. I just freed up 3GB after only running 7 for about a week.




Mlncly_shrine

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#8 9 years ago

A little help please. I want to delete restore points as well because my 160gb hd is at full when I can only find about 30gb of stuff. I havent done any full scale clean ups since I got it, I think this may be the problem. But I cant find the option to delete restore points anywhere. I'm using vista.. I did exactly this: Delete all but the last restore point (in disk cleanup dialog box, other tab) but i couldnt find other tab.




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#9 9 years ago
Spoiler: Show
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Right Click Drive Letter > Properties > Disk Cleanup > More Options > Delete All From Windows 7, almost identical to Vista




Chocu1a

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#10 9 years ago

You can manually set the size for Restore/shadow copies Change the Amount of Disk Space Used by System Restore in Windows Vista




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