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Low Disk space

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I keep getting 'low disk space' warnings come up, but have very little saved. I have 2 'hard drive disks', System (C) and Data (D). System has only 604MB free out of 30GB but i've deleted or moved everything to (D). I've deleted all the programs i don't use, emptied the recycle bin and been through ALL the folders in System and can't find whats takin up all the space. I literally have no music, no photos, no games etc

What should i do?
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If you are certain that your system is in good shape you can delete all but todays system restore points to gain a lot of space.
goto control panel|performance info and tools|open disk cleanup|more options and under the system restore portion you can delete them.

After that if you would like you can goto disk management and decrease the d: partition slightly and increase the c: partition size.
Im not sure if you know but that can be done from inside windows starting with Vista so there is no need to reinstall everything any more.
Ok thanks i've been trying those two options but have failed on both

I tried to delete the restore points. Under 'System Restore and Shadow Copies' i click 'clean up', a box then opens with two options, delete or cancel. I click delete, the box closes but nothing happens

Still working on the repartitioning, managed to decrease D but no increase C
Hi, I would turn off system restore on that drive. Reboot, the shadow copy restore points will be deleted giving you back the space. Then create a new restore point:-

Then go to all programs, accessories, and right click on command prompt select "run as administrator" at the prompt type:- (copy paste)

 vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=4GB
Since a restore point needs around 300mg this will be more then adequate, will stop restore from consuming space (limited to 4gb)

Now open CMD prompt again and (as administrator) run this extended disk clean:- (copy paste)

%SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535
Let us know how you get on.
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