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Old 11-23-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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Why is my hard drive full? I have a 465 gb hd this drive is used only for games maybe 60 gbs max. what is using up my all space over 300gbs.
I have cleaned my temp files run clean disk, defraged the drive.Running
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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Have You Opened the Actual C drive From My Computer To have a Look around, Look at the Size of the Folders and See if You can associate the Bigger ones with anything, Game Patches or the Like, If the HD is Actually Filled then You could be Getting Spyware, Malware That could be downloading Stuff as well. and if the HDD isnt Actually Full You Could Be having a Problem With Your HDD

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easiest way to check is like jordan said, open the disk and look which folders have the most data and then check what is that data, if it doesn't show, then something is messed up with your hdd
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this is my second hd and files and data only add up to 48gbs used. i did clean my %temp% files again then empted my recycle bin for that drive.
i now have freed up 265 gbs this is the second time in a 2 weeks i dont see how my drive fills up so fast and cant see the files or data size for the space used.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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Lots of things can fill up your hard drive,here is a few examples,

1 If you d/l movies and you decide later to delete them from your libary unless you choose delete from library and computer they all will stil be there,

2 the most common thing that can take up alot of gigs on your hdd is system restore points ,I have seen this take up to 150g,windows will make shadow copies of your system , go here and read how to delete restore points,except the most recent one,this will gain alot of space f ya,






http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-restore-point
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I would try Doing a Backup on a Different Hard Drive and Do a Reinstall of Windows and see if that fixes the Problem. if it Doesnt You Have a Problem With your Hard drive. Or if this isnt a main Drive, Then Copy all your needed Files to another HDD Then Format That Drive and See where it Gets You.
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dont be going reinstalling windows if your machine is running ok,first check your disc for errors,all you have done is defrag the disc and a disc clean.

click start>my computer>hightlight the (c)drive >right click>properties>tools>check the disc for errors


this will scan your hdd for errors ,it will tell you it will do this command the next time you reboot your pc
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problem fixed cleared space on both my hds
Thanks for ur help peeps
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:52 PM   #9
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how did ya fix your problem?
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:52 PM   #10
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read the threads, restore points helped and cleaning my temp files and i emptyed my recycle bin for that drive whitch is not my c: drive any how try restore points.
Thanks again.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-restore-point

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