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laptop help , am a beginner !!!!

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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
i have a laptop with 120 gig hard drive 60 gig in vista (c) and 60 gig in data (e) , i have all the menory in data (e) but in the vista (c) there is only 4 gig free space .
when i go into it to delete things to free up space , i cant see whats taking all the space up . only 4 gig of music and 3 movies , where has all the menory gone ???? cant see where
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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Well a lot of it will be taken up by the installation of Vista and all your programs etc which will install on the default C:\ drive! Don't be deleting any system files!
#2
You can cut and past stuff from C to E if you require to free up space on one section. Lets say you have movies or music in C, cut and paste them to E instead. If you are running out of space buy a 2.5" portable USB hard drive (posted all the time on hotdeals) and transfer stuff like movies to that and watch them through the hard drive as an when.
Propper techie,s don't shoot me down if you have a better way, I am only being helpfull!
#3
You can cut and past stuff from C to E if you require to free up space on one section. Lets say you have movies or music in C, cut and paste them to E instead. If you are running out of space buy a 2.5" portable USB hard drive (posted all the time on hotdeals) and transfer stuff like movies to that and watch them through the hard drive as an when.
Propper techie,s don't shoot me down if you have a better way, I am only being helpfull!
#4
try using this program to locate where the space has gone

TreeSzie
#5
I have seen Vista installs where the operating system and all the programs etc can take up 30Gb of hard disk space.

Three things you can do to start with:

1) Clean out your recycle bin. If you have loads of files in there this could be taking up space.

2) Run "Disk Clean Up" which is provided in Windows. This will display a list of files it thinks you can safely delete. Generally select them all and delete them.

3) If you have Service Pack 2 installed then run a program called "compcln.exe". This will tidy up your disk and delete a lot of files you no longer need.

This is how you do it
http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/cstauffer/archive/2009/05/30/vista-sp2-service-pack-clean-up-tool-compcln-exe.aspx
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#6
On other thing.

Windows Vista "holds" a lot of disk space for System Restore points.

Try turning off System Restore and it will delete all the old restore points and free up the disk space.

It is probably then a good idea to turn System Restore on again but give it less disk space this time.
#7
If Vista is taking up 30Gb or so then the rest may be personal files.

Check the size of folders Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music etc

A program like TreeSize is good for seeing what is using up the disk space.

Do you use Spotify to listen to music?

If so do you realise that Spotify downloads all the music it plays to your PC. We have 3 users on this PC and each has their own Windows logon. Each person also uses Spotify and if I add up all the disk space used by Spotify it comes to over 10Gb.
#8
I deleted 65gb of temporary files from my mums Vista laptop the other day. As suggested earlier run system cleanup, that should give you a clue
#9
sancho1983
I deleted 65gb of temporary files from my mums Vista laptop the other day. As suggested earlier run system cleanup, that should give you a clue

65Gb !

Are you sure it was that much, sounds rather high ?


Edited By: guilbert53 on Mar 22, 2011 22:15
#10
Sounds like your E: partition is using 0MB but your C: partition is almost full?

You could if you wanted to delete the E: partition and then Extend the C: partition with the free space.

There is an article here about it.
#11
guilbert53
sancho1983
I deleted 65gb of temporary files from my mums Vista laptop the other day. As suggested earlier run system cleanup, that should give you a clue


65Gb !

Are you sure it was that much, sounds rather high ?



Yep, god knows what she does to it. She had like 50 photos and 20 word documents. That's it. Took me ages to work out why the drive was nearly full :)

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