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2answers
58 views

Can we store unlimited data in a Disk [closed]

I was wondering that can we store unlimited data in a disk. So I just started researching that how can we do that. Well at first it seems quite inappropriate question but when I come to know about ...
0
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1answer
466 views

C:\System Volume Information is taking up 60 GB

I decided to do some spring cleaning on my laptop, and used a disk analyzer to free up some space on my C drive. I've managed to go from about 13 to about 33 GB of space, but I noticed that I was only ...
3
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1answer
553 views

Lost hard drive space after clone

I'm running XP and just cloned the current hard drive to a new SSD. After cloning my new SSD is exactly the same size as the drive I cloned from (80GB) - not 128GB as it should be. I assumed there ...
0
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1answer
105 views

How to make dual boot by getting free space from Windows XP Primary Drive

I want to go for Dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu currently, Windows already installed in system with partitions as C: 270GB (Primary Drive);D:10 GB and E:92 GB I want to get 100 GB from C: ...
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2answers
153 views

Why do we need multiple passes to erase data securely? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is using multiple passes for wiping a disk really necessary? I read some answers on a question that said that : After deleting some data from a hard disk - Doing ...
2
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1answer
813 views

What's the minimum recommended free space on a Windows XP partition?

I have a laptop running Windows XP (SP2) with 2GB RAM and a further 2GB page file. It's a company machine, so I have to work with what I'm given and can't add any more storage or memory. What's the ...
3
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5answers
7k views

Files to remove from Windows XP to save space

I'm in the process of backing up an XP system, and I'm trying to save as much space as I can for long term storage. I would like to know what directories that might accumulate with time I can safely ...
12
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2answers
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Can I delete files from C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download?

I need to free space on Windows XP SP3. Q1) What system folders can be safely delete in case I don't need to have restore points etc? Q2) Can I delete content from ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Why does my Windows folder use 75 GB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? My dad has asked me to have a look at his ...
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0answers
279 views

Can I delete the files in C:\Windows\Installer folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer? The folder "C:\Windows\Installer" on my Windows XP contains 2 GiB of .msi files. I know they are Windows Installer cache ...
2
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3answers
8k views

Allocate free space to “C” Drive

I am facing a problem of low space in C drive where my Windows XP is installed. I have tried disk cleanup and other ways. I would prefer to assign the free space of other partitions to the C ...
4
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1answer
5k views

Ways to reduce the disk size of Windows XP

According to Microsoft's documentation an installation of XP SP3 peaks at 1.5GB However, in my case the actual size of C:\WINDOWS is 12 GB, amounting to a ten-fold difference. Neither CCleaner nor ...
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3answers
1k views

Amount of free disk space getting smaller every day

I am running Symantec antivirus on a Windows XP machine. The amount of free disk space I have in C: has been dropping every day for the past 15 days. I have been emptying my Recycle Bin, and I only ...
3
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8answers
4k views

Missing disk space in Windows XP

On my mother's Lenovo laptop, Windows XP claims that the hard drive is almost full. According to the properties window, 52.7 out of 55.2 GB is in use: By deleting temp files from Internet Explorer, ...
0
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2answers
218 views

Windows XP - Not reporting all used drive space

I've got an Issue with a Windows XP SP3 machine that seems to be mis-reporting the drive space in use. The machine has a 74.4 GB drive formatted in NTFS and using Treesize Free, is only showing as ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Decompress using Winrar, and now I have no disk space?

i have a hard drive, with 2 partitions. drive C:, D:, and ofcourse my dvd-rom drive which is E: i have a compressed file on my D: and its roughly 1.3 gigs, but when i try to decompress it to the ...
3
votes
3answers
905 views

where is my free space

I'm using Pinnacle Studio 12 to edit some videos and as you can guess it uses a lot of resources. The problem is that it eats all my free space from the C drive and after I close the application I ...
6
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3answers
2k views

Why doesn't Windows XP show “Total Size” and “Free Space” for USB flash disks?

When I double click on My Computer, I can immediately see the Total size and Free space for internal and external HDDs, and inserted CD/DVD media, but in the same columns I cannot see these values for ...
0
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2answers
2k views

New 320GB Hard Disk, but can only see 132GB

I have a Acer Ferrari 3400 laptop with a 80GB drive installed and Windows XP. Cloned the 80GB disk to a 320GB but could boot from it. So I loaded up Windows XP CD and at the format hard disk part I ...
16
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5answers
29k views

Windows Disk Cleanup: “Compress old files” option

Should I check "compress old files" option while performing disk cleanup on Windows XP? What are the pros and cons? Likewise, there is another option in Local Disk Properties window: "Compress drive ...
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6answers
224 views

Creating space on C partition

I have a work computer (Windows XP) that is partitioned into a C and a D drive. The C drive is allocated 20GB of space, and is currently hovering around 500MB free. I scanned it with TreeSize Free ...
45
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8answers
31k views

Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer?

I've been looking on an XP machine what is using all that diskspace, and it turns out C:\Windows\Installer is high up there on the list of directories that use the most diskspace. It seems to contain ...