Found 17th Dec 2008
How do I clear up Disc C on my computer? It's telling me 4.57GB free out of 33.5GB - I'm lost already lol

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You could defragment it and try disk cleanup.

Start > all programs > accessories > system tools

what do you mean?

you have 4.57gb free because the rest is in use.... pictures/files/programs/music....ect taking the rest of the space. take it you want more free space? if so start deleting stuff you dont need on the pc

yep you should defragment once a week to be sure

If there is stuff on there you don't want - delete it
if you don't know what you're doing - get someone to help you

start - control panel - add or remove programs

then start deleting programs you dont use or need.

Original Poster

Thanks peeps, I generally delete wot I don't need then delete recyle bin too. So eventually will I have to delete all photos/put them on disc ect?? I will try wot u just suggested Emasu :thumbsup:

control panel > add remove programs > remove programs you don't use

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J4GG4;3794689

start - control panel - add or remove programsthen start … start - control panel - add or remove programsthen start deleting programs you dont use or need.



But sometimes there are things on there I'm not sure if I use or not :? lol, knowing my luck I'l delete something and then realise it was somethi I use 2mro:-D

phatboy123;3794697

control panel > add remove programs > remove programs you don't use



This can be dangerous if you dont know what you are doing so attempt with caution or ask some one who is computer savvy.
you could always purchase a portable hard drive and move your photos, music and documents onto that to free up some disc space, this would be the best way of freeing up space. I agree with emasu you should defrag but I doubt that this will give you much free space back, its more likely to speed up your pc/laptop. hope this helps :thumbsup:

You could do a search of all the files on C drive (search for *) and then arrange the view by size of the files. At the top of the screen the largest files will be displayed (ie: 500mb videos) and at the bottom the smallest files.

There may even be duplicate files...you can get a duplicate cleaner.

Also look at removing unwanted programs (add/remove programs)

Empty your trash bin too.

Original Poster

Ooo it now says there is 5.39 free lol

Wait till it gets to 10mb free and then worry :thumbsup:

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scottydont;3794748

This can be dangerous if you dont know what you are doing so attempt with … This can be dangerous if you dont know what you are doing so attempt with caution or ask some one who is computer savvy. you could always purchase a portable hard drive and move your photos, music and documents onto that to free up some disc space, this would be the best way of freeing up space. I agree with emasu you should defrag but I doubt that this will give you much free space back, its more likely to speed up your pc/laptop. hope this helps :thumbsup:



thekudos;3794763

You could do a search of all the files on C drive (search for *) and then … You could do a search of all the files on C drive (search for *) and then arrange the view by size of the files. At the top of the screen the largest files will be displayed (ie: 500mb videos) and at the bottom the smallest files.There may even be duplicate files...you can get a duplicate cleaner.Also look at removing unwanted programs (add/remove programs)Empty your trash bin too.



Both these sound awfuly complicated for me:oops: LOL I think ur right, maybe I'll get a man in:p

Thanks for all ur help though guys, will leave rep as soon as I'm allowed to again :thumbsup:

You can always search for files over a certain size - say - 50MB - then arrange them in size order once search iscomplete and see if there are any duplicates if you dont want to look around for a dup cleaner, then delete any you know about which are same size which you know what they are and which you dont need two of. best thing to do though is to get an external drive and keep most of your files on it, or copy pics etc onto DVd - with the amount of files people keep on computers nowadays your C drive isnt that big.....I guess you only have the one hard drive on your machine, or do you have any others - D or E that are not DVD drives - could be that you do and are storing stuff on C instead of another drive because an application is defaulting to store stuff on the C drive.....

hannah19790;3794831

Both these sound awfuly complicated for me:oops: LOL I think ur right, … Both these sound awfuly complicated for me:oops: LOL I think ur right, maybe I'll get a man in:pThanks for all ur help though guys, will leave rep as soon as I'm allowed to again :thumbsup:




I'm sure you coulf find a tutorial on Youtube or Google which would explain this step by step if you are unsure what to do. I will have a look for a link....

This isn't related to the stickiness is it?? :whistling:

ok enough of the complicated options.

Do the following.


Step 1

As already said, go to the control panel then in to add/remove programs.

Now go down the list and remove anything you dont use. If you are not 100% sure what the program is then just dont uninstall that one. If you know what it is but dont use it, get rid.

Step 2

Download CleanUP! and install it, start the program but dont run a scan straight away. Instead click the options button, and untick the box that says Delete Cookies. Click ok to the options.

Close any browsers you have open and then click cleanUp and say no to the message about a simulated run.

This will clear out all temp files on your PC.

I just ran it on my pc and it saved 1.1Gb, not massive, but I keep my pc fairly clean

dmccabe;3795166

ok enough of the complicated options.Do the following.Step 1As already … ok enough of the complicated options.Do the following.Step 1As already said, go to the control panel then in to add/remove programs.Now go down the list and remove anything you dont use. If you are not 100% sure what the program is then just dont uninstall that one. If you know what it is but dont use it, get rid.Step 2Download CleanUP! and install it, start the program but dont run a scan straight away. Instead click the options button, and untick the box that says Delete Cookies. Click ok to the options.Close any browsers you have open and then click cleanUp and say no to the message about a simulated run.This will clear out all temp files on your PC.



I agree, enough of the complicated options! for someone that isnt too computer savvy thats a much better solution thanks :whistling:

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nikkiandmidgets;3794983

You can always search for files over a certain size - say - 50MB - then … You can always search for files over a certain size - say - 50MB - then arrange them in size order once search iscomplete and see if there are any duplicates if you dont want to look around for a dup cleaner, then delete any you know about which are same size which you know what they are and which you dont need two of. best thing to do though is to get an external drive and keep most of your files on it, or copy pics etc onto DVd - with the amount of files people keep on computers nowadays your C drive isnt that big.....I guess you only have the one hard drive on your machine, or do you have any others - D or E that are not DVD drives - could be that you do and are storing stuff on C instead of another drive because an application is defaulting to store stuff on the C drive.....



Many thanks for all this info but I'm afraidmost of it has gone over my head lol
But the bit at the end makes sense. I think I store pretty much everything on C drive:?

chesso;3795129

This isn't related to the stickiness is it?? :whistling:



:giggle:

Original Poster

thekudos;3795111

I'm sure you coulf find a tutorial on Youtube or Google which would … I'm sure you coulf find a tutorial on Youtube or Google which would explain this step by step if you are unsure what to do. I will have a look for a link....


Thanks hun, will take a look too

chesso;3795129

This isn't related to the stickiness is it?? :whistling:



:oops: behave lol:p

dmccabe;3795166

ok enough of the complicated options.Do the following.Step 1As already … ok enough of the complicated options.Do the following.Step 1As already said, go to the control panel then in to add/remove programs.Now go down the list and remove anything you dont use. If you are not 100% sure what the program is then just dont uninstall that one. If you know what it is but dont use it, get rid.Step 2Download CleanUP! and install it, start the program but dont run a scan straight away. Instead click the options button, and untick the box that says Delete Cookies. Click ok to the options.Close any browsers you have open and then click cleanUp and say no to the message about a simulated run.This will clear out all temp files on your PC.



That's fantastic, just done it thanks hun:thumbsup:

csiman;3795880

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Ooo, thanks for that will take a look too:thumbsup:
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